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  • Trump cabinet picks draw Baptist prayer support

    January 20 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump cabinet picks draw Baptist prayer support

    When U.S. Rep. Tom Price and Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt faced Senate confirmation hearings, they were supported by prayers of the Southern Baptist churches they attend. The two cabinet nominees of President-elect Donald Trump also appeared at their confirmation hearings with endorsements from some evangelicals who did not support Trump.

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  • Seminary professor reflects on pleas to flip vote

    January 20 2017 by Marilyn Stewart, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Seminary professor reflects on pleas to flip vote

    A raucous presidential election year turned personal for Lloyd Harsch, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary history professor, when his seminary inbox filled with more than 90,000 emails from distraught voters. Harsch is a member of this year’s Electoral College.

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  • LifeWay releases new Christian Standard Bible

    January 20 2017 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay | with 0 comments
    LifeWay releases new Christian Standard Bible

    LifeWay Christian Resources released its newly revised Bible translation this week. The full text of the Christian Standard Bible is available at CSBible.com, with print versions releasing in early March. As a revision of the Holman Christian Standard Bible, it balances linguistic precision to the original languages and readability in contemporary English.

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  • ERLC names 73-member Leadership Council

    January 20 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC names 73-member Leadership Council

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission announced its 73-member Leadership Council for 2017. The council’s 73 pastors and leaders receive training from the ERLC through events and conference calls to help them and their churches apply the gospel of Jesus to all areas of life.

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  • Pew: Trump deemed good for conservative Christians

    January 20 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pew: Trump deemed good for conservative Christians

    Conservative Christians will gain influence under President-elect Donald Trump’s term, more than half of respondents polled in a Pew Research study believe. Conversely, Hispanics, the poor and gays and lesbians will lose influence under Trump, a majority of those polled told Pew. Nearly half of respondents said African Americans and women are poised to lose.

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  • Convict’s release raises questions of pro-LGBT bias

    January 19 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Convict’s release raises questions of pro-LGBT bias

    The commutation of a former U.S. soldier’s espionage sentence has caused some to ask whether the reduced prison term is related to the inmate’s transgender identity. “It made sense to commute a part of” Bradley Manning’s prison sentence, President Obama said Jan. 18.

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  • ERLC focuses on life, liberty in policy agenda

    January 19 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC focuses on life, liberty in policy agenda

    Protecting human life and religious freedom stand atop the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s Legislative and Policy Agenda for 2017. The ERLC unveiled its agenda for a new Congress, as well as a new administration that will begin governing when President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated Jan. 20.

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  • The sanctity of human life & tough choices

    January 19 2017 by Robert Jackson, The Baptist Courier | with 1 comments
    The sanctity of human life & tough choices

    I opened the paper chart, saw the positive pregnancy test, gritted my teeth, and breathed a silent prayer as I opened the door to exam room 2. I was immediately aware of the suffocating atmosphere in the room, where my patient, a lovely blonde with striking blue eyes, was perched on the table. ...

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