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  • ‘I Can Only Imagine’ movie delivers ‘rush of hope’

    February 19 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    ‘I Can Only Imagine’ movie delivers ‘rush of hope’

    Bart Millard, lead singer for MercyMe, wrote a song that went on to become the most downloaded Christian song of all time, according to industry sources. Within a few years it crossed over into other music genres, and now Andy Erwin has turned the song’s touching story into a feature length film.

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  • Sessions offer diverse options for disciple-making event

    February 19 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Sessions offer diverse options for disciple-making event

    Pastors and ministry leaders from churches of all sizes and locations should walk away from the upcoming 2018 N.C. Baptist Disciple-Making Conference with a host of biblical and practical resources to help them make disciples in the home, church and world within their context of ministry.

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  • Chowan University announces 23rd president

    February 19 2018 by Amanda Bradshaw Sharpe, Chowan University Relations | with 0 comments
    Chowan University announces 23rd president

    At a press conference Feb. 15, the Board of Trustees of Chowan University announced the selection of Kirk E. Peterson as the 23rd president of Chowan University. He will take office June 1. “My family and I are thrilled to return to Murfreesboro and Chowan University,” stated Peterson.

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  • Reprint of ex-slave’s book opens ‘underexplored vista’

    February 19 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Reprint of ex-slave’s book opens ‘underexplored vista’

    Reprinting a theology book by a former slave “offers a window” into the “underexplored vista” of African-American theology, says the Southern Baptist Convention officer who has rediscovered the work. Originally published in 1890 by Charles Octavius Boothe, Plain Theology for Plain People was reprinted last year at the prompting of Walter Strickland.

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  • Olympic pin trading nurtures gospel conversations

    February 19 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Olympic pin trading nurtures gospel conversations

    Visitors to the Coca-Cola Pin Trading Center at Olympic Park walk in and peer at the hundreds of small pins spread in front of the traders standing behind the counter. The colors and designs are enough to catch anyone’s eye, encompassing pins from past Olympics in places like Sochi, Rio de Janeiro and Atlanta.

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  • SEBTS launches partnership with Acts 29 training program

    February 16 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    SEBTS launches partnership with Acts 29 training program

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) has announced a partnership with Crosslands, a theological training program under Acts 29 Europe, to prepare potential church planters and leaders. The partnership, which launched Feb. 13, developed out of the seminary’s EQUIP Network, a church-based, theological training initiative.

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  • Churches weep & minister after Florida school shooting

    February 16 2018 by Nicole Kalil, Florida Baptist Convention | with 0 comments
    Churches weep & minister after Florida school shooting

    Florida Baptists are reeling along with all of Florida and the nation after a gunman opened fire at a Parkland high school Feb. 14, leaving 17 dead and 14 injured. Florida Baptist churches are offering words of hope and help to those hurting in their community.

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  • Baptists weigh in on Senate immigration/DACA debate

    February 16 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptists weigh in on Senate immigration/DACA debate

    Southern Baptist voices are addressing the U.S. Senate’s current effort to resolve the fate of undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children. Senators began moving Feb. 14 toward votes on legislation to address the category of undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers.

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