Telling the story of Arkansas Baptists Since 1901

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    A picture of community

    July 18, 2019

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    In this age of blogging and carefully crafted websites, there is high demand for beautiful images. Fortunately, there are good photographers willing to allow their images to be utilized on stock photo websites. Since I’m not a good photographer, I am thankful to get to use those stock photos now and then when the need arises.

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    ABCHomes keeps caring, sharing for 125 years

    July 18, 2019

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    Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (James 1:27, ESV).

    Scripture says much about caring for widows and orphans, beginning...

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    Generation Z demands different kinds of answers

    July 18, 2019

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    Every generation has a set of questions that sets it apart from other generations. This past month, I repeatedly came face to face with a line of questioning which I had never experienced – at least not to this degree from such a diverse crowd. I...

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    Letter to the Editor: Critical race theory and intersectionality

    July 4, 2019

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    After reading the article on the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) resolutions in the June 20 issue of the Arkansas Baptist News, I looked up the resolution on critical race theory and intersectionality.

    I appreciate the SBC’s stance up to a point....

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    Why did Job’s wife tell him to curse God and die (Job 2:9)?

    July 4, 2019

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    Rarely has someone said so little that has caused so much alarm. Her startling two-sentence rant, though reminiscent of the dialogue between God and the adversary (Job 2:3-4), is often understood as sarcastic and angry. Augustine and Calvin both...

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    SBC Birmingham: Words are not enough

    July 4, 2019

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    Heartbreaking. Encouraging. Inspiring. Compelling.

    The 2019 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting was all this – and more.

    More than 8,000 messengers, including close to 250 Arkansas Baptist messengers, gathered in Birmingham, Ala., June...

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    Reaching families with the gospel

    July 4, 2019

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    As the Southern Baptist headlines tell of decreased baptisms among our churches, it is obvious we have a problem fulfilling our mission to reach the world. I am convinced the most significant issue at hand is the ineffectiveness of our churches in...

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    The campus of Christian purpose

    July 4, 2019

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    The history of Williams Baptist University (WBU) is an ongoing testimony to the faithful provision of our God. In learning the Williams story, I have developed a great admiration for the vision and efforts of our founder, H. E. Williams. In...

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    Do you suffer from FOMO?

    July 4, 2019

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    A number of years ago I read “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff ... and it’s all small stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life” by Richard Carlson.

    In the book, Carlson reveals ways we can learn to calm down in the midst...

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