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  • Study: Americans love God & Bible, fuzzy on details

    September 29 2016 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Study: Americans love God & Bible, fuzzy on details

    Americans apparently don’t know much about theology, according to a study released Sept. 28. Most say God wrote the Bible. But they’re not sure everything in it is true. Those are among the findings of a survey of American views on Christian theology from LifeWay Research, who conducted the study April 14-20.

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  • See You At the Pole launches ‘I Am Hope’ outreach

    September 29 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    See You At the Pole launches ‘I Am Hope’ outreach

    An estimated million or more students globally publicly gathered around school flagpoles Sept. 28 and prayed to the Lord Jesus Christ. The annual See You At the Pole interdenominational Christian outreach is augmented this year with the launch of the I Am Hope outreach leading up to the release of the film I Am Not Ashamed.

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  • Disney film true tale of Christian faith, triumph

    September 29 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Disney film true tale of Christian faith, triumph

    A girl living in poverty in the Katwe slums of Kampala, Uganda, becomes a national chess champion and enriches her life with Christ in Disney’s Queen of Katwe, based on a true story of struggle and triumph. Disney maintains faith elements in telling the story of young Phiona Mutesi who became a national chess champion.

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  • Roy Moore trial leaves supporters hopeful

    September 29 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Roy Moore trial leaves supporters hopeful

    As Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore stood trial on charges he defied federal court rulings on same-sex marriage, an attorney for the Alabama Baptist Convention’s public policy auxiliary said he was “optimistic” Moore would retain his job. A unanimous ruling is required to remove him from office, though a six-judge majority may impose lesser penalties.

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  • U.S. lawmakers plead for Mexico’s persecuted evangelicals

    September 29 2016 by Julia A. Seymour, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    U.S. lawmakers plead for Mexico’s persecuted evangelicals

    Evangelical Christians in rural villages of southern Mexico have suffered persecution for decades. For many years, their suffering went unnoticed except by persecution watchdog groups like Christian Solidarity Worldwide, International Christian Concern, Open Doors, and Voice of the Martyrs. But the Protestants’ plight finally is getting some high-profile attention.

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  • Clinton, Trump spar over race, personal ethics

    September 28 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Clinton, Trump spar over race, personal ethics

    Race relations, personal ethics and terrorism were among the topics discussed by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their first head-to-head presidential debate. The 90-minute event included no mention of abortion, same-sex marriage, transgenderism or religious liberty by either candidate and no specific mention of radical Islam during the discussion of terrorism.

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  • Motherless, designer baby specter increases

    Two developing reproductive technologies – one that could facilitate motherless babies and another that could open the door to so-called designer babies – have drawn warnings from Christian ethicists. Both experiments have troubling ethical implications, Union University bioethicist C. Ben Mitchell said.

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  • Scholars unwrap ancient biblical text

    September 28 2016 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Scholars unwrap ancient biblical text

    When archeologists in the 1970s found a charred scroll in the Holy Ark in the Synagogue of Ein Gedi, they never imagined they might be able to read it. But recent advancements allowed an international team of experts to “unwrap” five damaged, but legible layers of the animal skin to reveal passages from Leviticus.

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