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  • Tebow thanks N.C. Baptist DR

    September 22 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Tebow thanks N.C. Baptist DR

    Professional athlete and sports analyst Tim Tebow thanked North Carolina Baptist churches in a Facebook video posted Sept. 21 for their disaster relief efforts across Florida after Hurricane Irma. “I just want to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for what you’re doing,” said the former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner.

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  • Young leaders, CP among Page’s topics at SEBTS

    September 22 2017 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Young leaders, CP among Page’s topics at SEBTS

    Frank S. Page addressed a range of topics in chapel, a panel discussion and a video interview at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Executive Committee, underscored the involvement of young leaders in the SBC and its Cooperative Program during his visit to the campus.

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  • Protestant unity is new confession’s focus

    September 22 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Protestant unity is new confession’s focus

    A confession of faith aimed at expressing “interdenominational unity” among Protestants on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation has drawn endorsement from professors at all six Southern Baptist Convention seminaries and staff at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. The “Reforming Catholic Confession” also has been signed by professors from at least eight Baptist colleges.

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  • California scraps abortion pill reversal class for nurses

    September 22 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    California scraps abortion pill reversal class for nurses

    Nurses don’t need to learn about a procedure used to counteract the effects of an abortion-inducing drug, according to the California Board of Registered Nursing. Just over a month after approving an “abortion pill reversal” class, the board issued a demand letter claiming the class isn’t “relevant to the practice of nursing.”

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  • Future of assisted suicide in D.C. in Senate’s hands

    September 22 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Future of assisted suicide in D.C. in Senate’s hands

    The continuation of legalized, physician-assisted suicide in the country’s capital awaits the determination of the U.S. Senate. The House of Representatives nullified the District of Columbia’s Death With Dignity Act as part of an immense spending bill. Representatives included a block on the 2016 D.C. measure as an amendment.

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  • 95-year-old DR volunteer is a ‘woman on mission’

    September 22 2017 by Jane Rodgers, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    95-year-old DR volunteer is a ‘woman on mission’

    When 95-year-old Mary Katie Riddle of Wimberley, Texas, spied stacks of soiled Cambro containers, she did not hesitate. The containers needed washing before they could be refilled with food prepared by the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Disaster Relief mass feeding team at First Baptist Church in Pflugerville. ...

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  • Hurricane Maria pounds Puerto Rico

    September 21 2017 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hurricane Maria pounds Puerto Rico

    As Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico with potentially record-breaking winds, Southern Baptist disaster relief workers pulled back and prepared for a long-haul response in the Caribbean. “It’s going to be a long, multi-month response with a lot of needs for volunteers and supplies,” said David Melber, vice president of Send Relief.

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  • CP overage reallocation to aid hurricane survivors

    September 21 2017 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP overage reallocation to aid hurricane survivors

    Southern Baptists’ Cooperative Program helped survivors after Hurricane Katrina; it will do so again in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey and, now, Maria. The Executive Committee also issued a call to prayer in light of recent natural disasters, including wildfires raging in the West and the current cultural tumult in the U.S.

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