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  • Paul Pressler targeted in Texas lawsuit

    December 13 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Paul Pressler targeted in Texas lawsuit

    A lawsuit alleging decades of sexual abuse by retired Texas state judge Paul Pressler has named a Southern Baptist Convention entity among its co-defendants. Following multiple media reports on the Oct. 18 suit, Pressler’s legal team released a statement Dec. 12, in which attorney Ted Tredennick called the allegations “frivolous.”

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  • Jerusalem: Trump declaration sparks Baptists’ reactions

    December 13 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Jerusalem: Trump declaration sparks Baptists’ reactions

    As violence continued in the Middle East after President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Southern Baptists expressed a range of views on the topic. Former Southern Baptist Convention Presidents Ronnie Floyd and Jack Graham were among those to celebrate Trump’s proclamation on Jerusalem.

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  • ‘God gave His best to die,’ Akin tells SEBTS grads

    December 13 2017 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    ‘God gave His best to die,’ Akin tells SEBTS grads

    The good news of the gospel, encapsulated in John 3:16, is to be shared across all nations, Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), noted at SEBTS’ Dec. 8 graduation ceremony. In John 3:16, he said, “Here’s where we see the massive scope of His love.”

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  • Greg Wood, IMB missionary to Mexico, dies at 48

    December 13 2017 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Greg Wood, IMB missionary to Mexico, dies at 48

    Missionary Greg Wood, who spent 11 years sharing the gospel in an indigenous village with his family in Mexico, died Dec. 5, from aggressive brain cancer. He was 48. “Greg was unwavering in His love for the Lord, his family and for the unreached people of northern Mexico,” said colleague Charles Clark.

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  • Transgenders to enlist as Trump appeal continues

    December 13 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Transgenders to enlist as Trump appeal continues

    Transgender people will be able to enlist in the U.S. military beginning Jan. 1, the Department of Defense announced Dec. 11. The announcement followed a federal judge’s ruling the same day that allowed a court order to remain in effect that blocked President Trump’s ban on transgender people in the armed forces.

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  • Disciple-making conference changes days, revamps training

    December 12 2017 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Disciple-making conference changes days, revamps training

    The annual N.C. Baptist Disciple-Making Conference has been revamped for 2018 and will feature a special emphasis on training and equipping attendees in practical aspects of disciple-making in the realms of their home, church and world. The conference is scheduled for Feb. 27 at Center Grove Baptist Church in Clemmons.

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  • Fire destroys half of church, worship resumes next day

    December 12 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Fire destroys half of church, worship resumes next day

    One day after fire destroyed nearly half of Eagle Heights Baptist Church in Harrison, Ark., senior pastor Kennith Stacy held services in the congregation’s family life center. “In the midst of the tragedy that we find on our campus, we can still see that there’s joy because God’s presence hasn’t left,” Stacy told the congregation.

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  • Pope critiques Lord’s Prayer translation

    December 12 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pope critiques Lord’s Prayer translation

    Pope Francis’ comment that “lead us not into temptation” is a poor translation of a famous line from the Lord’s Prayer has generated discussion of Bible translation and the differences between Protestant and Catholic beliefs about scriptur

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