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  • High-tech enthusiasts gather at Code for the Kingdom

    February 23 2018 by Aaron Wilson & Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    High-tech enthusiasts gather at Code for the Kingdom

    Bitcoin in the offering plate? Software allowing people to use cryptocurrency to give to churches was among the high-tech ideas under development at LifeWay Christian Resources during the weekend. LifeWay hosted its Code for the Kingdom event at its new Nashville campus where software developers worked long hours creating technology to serve the church.

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  • Gerber baby spotlights Down syndrome abortion fight

    February 23 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gerber baby spotlights Down syndrome abortion fight

    A smiling baby with Down syndrome is making history as the Gerber “spokesbaby” just as a growing list of states are trying to criminalize the abortion of babies diagnosed with the genetic disorder in utero. In selecting a baby with Down syndrome as its 2018 spokesbaby, Gerber said 18-month-old simply beat out the other entrants.

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  • Sister’s tragedy fuels Wise’s passion for amputees

    February 23 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sister’s tragedy fuels Wise’s passion for amputees

    David Wise remembers getting the text message from his sister Jessica in 2015 telling him that his other sister, Jessica’s twin Christy, had been in an accident while paddle boarding. Christy was going to live, but she was likely going to lose her leg.

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  • Refugee women persevere amid peril, harsh conditions

    February 23 2018 by Dave Arden & Pat Centner, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Refugee women persevere amid peril, harsh conditions

    For more than 7 million Africans forced to flee their warfare-stricken homelands, “home” has become a refugee camp where many wait year after year in hopes of a better life. Bamurange and Esther are two such women who survived the Great African War, one of numerous conflicts that have plagued the continent. ...

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  • GuideStone offers single-staff churches health care options

    February 23 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone offers single-staff churches health care options

    Continued uncertainty in the health care marketplace with the repeal of the individual mandate coming in 2019 and reductions in the number of individuals served by the health care exchanges has some pastors and ministry workers wondering about health care options this year.

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  • Billy Graham’s impact praised by Baptist leaders

    February 22 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham’s impact praised by Baptist leaders

    Few men could spark the outpouring of respect and gratitude as Billy Graham upon his death Feb. 21 at age 99. Among Southern Baptists – among whom Graham counted himself – a range of leaders underscored the broad scope of the famed evangelist’s influence.

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  • Executive Comm considers DC convention, mission board merger

    February 22 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Executive Comm considers DC convention, mission board merger

    The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee (EC) has given the District of Columbia Baptist Convention 90 days to “secure” the “the removal of any churches from its fellowship that have demonstrated a faith or practice affirming, approving or endorsing homosexual behavior,” according to a recommendation adopted by the EC Feb. 20.

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  • Study shows far-reaching impact of Billy Graham

    February 22 2018 by LifeWay Research staff | with 0 comments
    Study shows far-reaching impact of Billy Graham

    About 80 years after he began his ministry, Billy Graham continued to impact the faith of millions with nearly half of all Protestant churchgoers saying they have watched one of his sermons on television. “Billy Graham was one of the greatest evangelists the Christian faith has ever known,” said Thom Rainer.

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