Telling the story of Arkansas Baptists Since 1901

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    Phoenix artists win at state high court

    September 18, 2019

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    PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday, Sept. 16, the city of Phoenix's use of an anti-discrimination ordinance violates the freedom of speech and religion of two artists who refuse to create custom invitations for same-sex weddings.

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    Pro-life representatives in Congress push for infant protections

    September 17, 2019

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    WASHINGTON – A congressional act that would protect babies who survive abortion attempts needs just 17 more signatures from lawmakers to advance in the House. Last week, pro-life Republican representatives urged voters to call their representatives...

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    Abortionist kept remains of unborn babies at home

    September 16, 2019

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    WILL COUNTY, Ill. – Law enforcement officials have announced the discovery of 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains at the Illinois home of a deceased abortionist.

    Ulrich Klopfer, who worked at an abortion center in South Bend, Ind., died earlier...

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    The third Democratic presidential debate failed to address abortion and religious freedom – two primary issues for many evangelical Christians – but offered Joe Biden (left), Elizabeth Warren and eight other participants the opportunity to wrangle over a host of mostly domestic policy questions Thursday, Sept. 12. Screen capture from ABC

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    Democrat debate: No mention of abortion, religious liberty

    September 16, 2019

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    HOUSTON – The third Democratic presidential debate failed to address abortion and religious freedom – two primary issues for many evangelical Christians – but offered the 10 participants the opportunity to wrangle over a host of mostly domestic...

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    Florist asks high court to again hear case

    September 12, 2019

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Florist Barronelle Stutzman is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to again hear her case for liberty to refuse floral requests that violate her Christian convictions.

    When the high court first heard Stutzman's case in 2018, it threw out...

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    Three Arkansas churches named fastest-growing, largest churches

    September 12, 2019

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Thirty-four Southern Baptist congregations are among the fastest growing and largest evangelical churches in the latest Outreach 100 tally compiled by Outreach Magazine and LifeWay Research.

    "Tracking the fastest growing churches...

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    Chelsea Sobolik (from left to right) and Elizabeth Graham of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, podcast host Jamie Ivey and author Ann Voskamp joined Briana Stensrud of Welcome. on a Sept. 3-4 trip to El Paso, Texas, to meet immigrants near the border. Submitted photo

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    Women's group hears 'heartbreaking' stories at border

    September 12, 2019

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    JUAREZ, Mexico – The man was afraid that if he refused one more time, it might be his last.

    Or even worse – it might seal his teenage daughter's fate.

    "In Guatemala, it's next to impossible to run a small business, because once you start doing well...

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    9/11: Security, protection & prayer

    September 11, 2019

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – America has not been the same since September 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked our nation, resulting in nearly 3,000 deaths, 400 of which were first responders. A generation has been born since this horrible day in our history...

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    Congress graded on global religious freedom

    September 10, 2019

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    WASHINGTON – One-third of Congress again received "above average" scores on global religious liberty, according to an analysis of the latest session.

    The International Religious Freedom Congressional Scorecard showed the 115th Congress (2017-2018)...

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    Immanuel Christian School fourth graders Micaiah Jones, John Urrieta and Maya Curry chat with John Davis, head of school, about the new year. Photo by Jane Rodgers

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    El Paso area schools respond after Walmart shooting

    September 4, 2019

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    EL PASO, Texas – The morning of the mass shootings at an El Paso Walmart, Immanuel Christian School was having a workday for teachers and church members to prepare the grounds for the start of school.

    Immanuel Christian, a ministry of Immanuel...

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