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April 12, 2013 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor
Sample Image The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina's Executive Committee approved a plan to streamline the organization and better assist churches in making disciples, evangelism and church planting. 
'Relief and Release' focus of N.C. conference
April 15, 2013 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor
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"Jesus cared about hurting people, and He used both hands," said a North Carolina Baptist Men leader during its recent missions conference.
Skateboarder harmonizes faith, sport, music
April 11, 2013 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A
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For years professional skateboarder Josh Harmony has made a name for himself showing off his talent in some of the industry's biggest skateboarding videos.
'Pray for Boston,' local leaders say
April 16, 2013 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press
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Pastors and other leaders are urging Christians to pray for Boston as the city grapples with the questions that arise from tragedy.

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Pray for Boston

Prominent on everyone’s mind this week is Monday’s senseless bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. A tragedy like this should motivate believers to pray for those in the epicenter of the crisis. We have some very effective church planters in Boston who are rising to the occasion and faithfully ministering in this shocked community. They need your prayers for wisdom, strength and grace.

You’ll want to read this story about our Baptist leaders and their ministry in New England.

As a result of this evil act, we’ll probably hear the same old cliches from unbelievers: "Where was God?" "How can a loving God allow this?" You know the common cries at a time like this. Unbelievers typically refuse to have a reasonable discussion about God, but are quite willing to bash God when they don’t believe He is acting the way they think He should act. They seem to imply that God should either consult with them before He does anything or submit a satisfactory explanation.

Our best response is to love the skeptics and get on with caring for the needs of hurting people. Baptists have a stellar record of ministry in times of crisis through Baptist Men disaster teams and local church ministries. Let’s keep on serving, praying and keeping our eyes on Jesus. He has a plan.

Last Friday night we posted an important story on BRnow.org about the Baptist State Convention’s proposed restructuring plan. It is the most read article on our website this week. Please take time to read it. It presents a significant strategy for reaching our state with the gospel. Pray that God will use this to make a powerful impact for Christ in N.C.

BREAKING NEWS: George Beverly Shea, 104, died Tuesday, April 16. See BRnow.org later today for a full story on this man who worked with Billy Graham.

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