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  • Christian persecutors largely unchanged, Open Doors reports

    January 16 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christian persecutors largely unchanged, Open Doors reports

    The most dangerous countries for Christians, led again by North Korea, remain largely the same, according to the 2018 list compiled by a leading advocate for the persecuted church. Open Doors USA released its annual World Watch List Jan. 10.

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  • No charges in New Mexico fetal tissue case

    January 16 2018 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    No charges in New Mexico fetal tissue case

    New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced last week he will not prosecute the University of New Mexico and the Southwestern Women’s Options abortion center for their alleged fetal tissue trade, but the university has launched its own internal investigation into the transactions.

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  • SBTS’ Trentham to lead Christian education profs society

    January 16 2018 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    SBTS’ Trentham to lead Christian education profs society

    The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor John David Trentham is the new president of the Society of Professors in Christian Education, an organization for evangelical academicians in the educational disciplines, which include Christian formation, leadership and discipleship.

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  • Planned Parenthood reports more money, fewer services

    January 16 2018 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Planned Parenthood reports more money, fewer services

    Abortion giant Planned Parenthood raised more money in 2016 but provided fewer services, including abortions, according to the annual report it released last week. The report struck a tone of defiance against recent pro-life efforts but offered no explanation for the drop in assistance for women not seeking abortions.

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  • One man’s kindness spurs a city’s change of heart

    January 16 2018 by Rob Holmes, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    One man’s kindness spurs a city’s change of heart

    City officials last week ordered an Elgin, Ill., man to stop using his home to host “slumber parties” for the homeless. But this week, the city wants Greg Schiller’s help to find new ways to fill gaps in services for the homeless.

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  • Pew: Muslims on pace to outnumber Jews in U.S.

    January 15 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pew: Muslims on pace to outnumber Jews in U.S.

    Muslims will likely surpass Jews as the second largest religious group behind Christians in the U.S. by 2040, elevated by a high birth rate and immigration, the Pew Research Center said in its latest analysis. The 3.45 million Muslims here will more than double to 8.1 million by 2050.

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  • 2-year-old dies at NOBTS preschool center

    January 15 2018 by Gary Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    2-year-old dies at NOBTS preschool center

    A 2-year-old child died Jan. 11 while eating lunch at the Early Learning Center (ELC) at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The child lost consciousness after choking on food just after noon Thursday. Efforts to resuscitate the child by members of the ELC staff and EMS responders were unsuccessful.

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  • LifeWay Stores offer nationwide Bible study workshops

    January 15 2018 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    LifeWay Stores offer nationwide Bible study workshops

    For people intent on reading the Bible more consistently in 2018, LifeWay Christian Stores will host workshops nationwide Jan. 16 for staying engaged in regular Bible study. “All our research indicates the single best thing a Christian can do to grow in faith is to regularly read the Bible,” said Michael Kelly.

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