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  • Mississippi tornado damages William Carey University

    January 24 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Mississippi tornado damages William Carey University

    An EF3 tornado that ripped through southern Mississippi Jan. 21 in the wee hours of the morning damaged nearly all of the 30 buildings on William Carey University's Hattiesburg campus and left seven students injured. William Carey is affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention and has campuses in Hattiesburg and Biloxi.

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  • Trump restores funding ban on foreign abortion groups

    January 24 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump restores funding ban on foreign abortion groups

    President Trump reinstated a ban on federal funds for organizations that perform or promote abortions overseas in one of what is expected to be a series of executive orders overturning current policies. The order was among three the new president signed on his third day in office.

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  • Planned Parenthood wins 1st round of Title X funding fight

    January 24 2017 by Leigh Jones, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Planned Parenthood wins 1st round of Title X funding fight

    A federal judge on Jan. 19 blocked an effort by the state of Texas to strip Planned Parenthood of Medicaid funding. State officials announced plans last month to cut $3 million in funding, the final step in a long process to pull all government money from the nation’s largest abortion provider.

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  • Siblings combine for 140 years of praise music

    January 24 2017 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Siblings combine for 140 years of praise music

    Tempted to skip choir practice? Maybe you should think about Mallory Carrick and his sister, Katy Palmer. Carrick led the choir at Mountain View Baptist Church near Lexington for about 73 years. His sister has played piano and organ at Mountain View for about 67 years and is still playing on Sundays.

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  • Baptists mobilize after weekend storms in Southeast

    January 24 2017 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptists mobilize after weekend storms in Southeast

    Southern Baptists throughout the Southeast have started responding to a deadly storm system that reportedly claimed the lives of at least 19 people from Georgia to Mississippi over a two-day period this past weekend. Severe weather, which lasted through Sunday night extended into South Carolina and north Florida.

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  • Pro-life evangelicals to gather in nation’s capital

    January 23 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Pro-life evangelicals to gather in nation’s capital

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission partnered with Focus on the Family to host their second annual Evangelicals for Life Conference in conjunction with the 2017 March for Life in Washington D.C. The conference features more than 50 speakers and panelists, including Russell Moore, Jim Daly, Matt Chandler, Jennifer Marshall and many more.

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  • Danny Akin reminds students to ‘be doers of the Word’

    January 23 2017 by Harper McKay, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Danny Akin reminds students to ‘be doers of the Word’

    Faculty and staff of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary welcomed students to a new spring semester at the convocation service. President Danny Akin delivered the convocation address, speaking about obedience to God’s Word. Turning to the parable of the house on the sand, Akin warned against amassing knowledge without applying it to one’s life.

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  • God & inaugurations: Baptists continue tradition

    January 23 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    God & inaugurations: Baptists continue tradition

    The participation of at least five Southern Baptist pastors in inaugural activities for President Donald Trump continues a tradition of prayer, scripture and references to God surrounding presidential inaugurations dating back to George Washington. The inauguration ceremony itself featured prayers, a scripture reading by Franklin Graham and Bibles used for the oath of office.

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