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  • Greear: Catholic abuse report requires ‘bold steps’

    August 16 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear: Catholic abuse report requires ‘bold steps’

    A Pennsylvania grand jury’s report alleging unprecedented levels of sexual abuse and cover-up by Roman Catholic clergy has drawn reaction from Southern Baptists. Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear said Southern Baptists should respond to the report by taking all steps necessary to eradicate sexual abuse “from within our community.”

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  • Again: Colorado says cake artist Jack Phillips broke law

    August 16 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Again: Colorado says cake artist Jack Phillips broke law

    Christian cake artist Jack Phillips is in court again, defending the same religious freedom right the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed on his behalf in a previous case in June. This time, transgender attorney Autumn Scardina filed a discrimination complaint against Phillips for refusing to bake a birthday cake celebrating Scardina’s transition from a male to female identity.

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  • Near Yellowstone, 6-member church impacts the world

    August 16 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Near Yellowstone, 6-member church impacts the world

    Most churches would consider closing their doors if their active membership dipped to six people, but Gardiner Baptist Church is holding steady. The debt-free church – located near Yellowstone National Park’s north entrance – is raising money for a two-story community building on its two acres to serve as a food pantry, thrift store and medical clinic …

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  • Administration gains high marks on religious liberty

    August 16 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Administration gains high marks on religious liberty

    The Trump administration is receiving high marks so far for its religious liberty record from many advocates for the First Amendment freedom. The July 30 announcement of a religious liberty task force in the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Aug. 10 release of a Department of Labor policy directive to protect religious free exercise …

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  • California fires leave locals ‘shocked,’ DR active

    August 15 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    California fires leave locals ‘shocked,’ DR active

    California Southern Baptists have found themselves dispensing hope amid the death, destruction and weariness caused by more than a dozen wildfires burning across the state. The largest recorded fire in California history – the Mendocino Complex fire in the northern part of the state – has burned more than 340,000 acres, destroyed 147 homes and left a firefighter dead Aug. 13.

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  • Bilingual discipleship leads to bilingual ministry in Calif.

    August 15 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bilingual discipleship leads to bilingual ministry in Calif.

    Trinity Baptist Church in Holtville sits 10 miles from the Mexican border, but this story isn’t about immigration, the need (or lack) of a wall or border ministry. It’s much bigger than that. “We do a lot of discipleship both in English and Spanish,” said Richard Moore …

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  • Main Event examines what it means to ‘be a man’

    August 15 2018 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Main Event examines what it means to ‘be a man’

    “What does it mean to be a man?” asked James MacDonald to more than 2,900 men at this year’s Main Event conference presented by LifeWay Christian Resources. “There’s a ton of confusion on that point,” said MacDonald, senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago, as he read from 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 …

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  • Multiethnic worship caps Charlottesville demonstrations

    August 14 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Multiethnic worship caps Charlottesville demonstrations

    Evangelical pastors in Charlottesville, Va., say a community interracial worship service appeared to be the largest local gathering during what media described as a weekend of peaceful but tense demonstrations in the city. One year after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville turned violent and left three people dead, an attempted repeat in Washington …

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