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  • Blaze destroys part of First Baptist Bossier City

    December 11 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Blaze destroys part of First Baptist Bossier City

    A pre-dawn fire heavily damaged the older sanctuary and nearby areas of First Baptist Church of Bossier City Dec. 10, pastor Brad Jurkovich told Baptist Press as firefighters battled the blaze for hours. No one was injured and the cause of the fire has not been established.

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  • Disciple-making conference to address cultural issues

    December 11 2018 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Disciple-making conference to address cultural issues

    Gender identity. Harassment. Sexual abuse. Race relations. Immigration. Many of the hot-button cultural issues of our day strike fear in the hearts of Christians, and they often respond in one of two ways. They either retreat in an attempt to …

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  • Camp Cale dedicates bunkhouse

    December 11 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Camp Cale dedicates bunkhouse

    Camp Cale in Hertford, N.C., celebrated the dedication of its first year-round housing facility on Nov. 30. The evening dinner event that was promoted as a fund raiser received a $51,000 boost for the ministry. About 180 supporters attended the gathering.

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  • Annual meeting videos now available

    December 11 2018 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Annual meeting videos now available

    Last month’s annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) emphasized loving and reaching our neighbors for Christ. Recordings of the sermons and ministry reports from both the annual meeting and the N.C. Baptist Pastors’ Conference are now available online through BSC’s Vimeo channel.

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  • Lilly receives special Christmas gift from Chitwoods

    December 10 2018 by Roger Alford, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Lilly receives special Christmas gift from Chitwoods

    Sure, 6-year-old Lilly has the typical wish list for Christmas, including Barbie dolls and a dollhouse. But it was something much more meaningful that she longed for most: a family of her own. For the past three years, Lilly had been in foster care through Sunrise Children’s Services, a Kentucky Baptist organization that ministers to abused and neglected kids.

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  • ADF, state conventions partner on religious liberty

    December 10 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ADF, state conventions partner on religious liberty

    Partnership with the Christian legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) was a recurring theme at Baptist state convention annual meetings this fall. Of the 41 state and regional conventions that maintain cooperative relationships with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), at least a dozen have forged partnerships with ADF through its Church Alliance program.

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  • ‘No flying joke’: Pastor’s object lesson goes viral

    December 10 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘No flying joke’: Pastor’s object lesson goes viral

    Southern Baptist megachurch pastor Bartholomew Orr’s object lesson, flying to the pulpit on a zip line to signify Jesus’ return, caused a viral sensation on social media and major network talk shows. Despite both negative and comical comments from an estimated 200 million hits a week after a brief video clip of his entrance was posted …

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  • Abortion decline calls for ongoing pro-life effort

    December 7 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion decline calls for ongoing pro-life effort

    The continued drop in the number, rate and ratio of abortions in the United States is a cause for celebration but also for further efforts to protect children and assist women in need, Southern Baptist pro-life advocates say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Nov. 23 the total, rate and ratio of abortions in 2015 …

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