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  • Crossover continues to yield ‘lifetime of ministry’

    April 21 2017 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Crossover continues to yield ‘lifetime of ministry’

    “I will never forget the first day that we went door-to-door.” As in door-to-door evangelism. This June, seminary students again will be partnering with local Baptists to share the gospel and, unique this year, invite residents in Phoenix to a Harvest Crusade featuring evangelist-pastor Greg Laurie on June 11 in the University of Phoenix Stadium.

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  • Court’s hypothetical questions may prove telling

    April 21 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Court’s hypothetical questions may prove telling

    A series of rapid-fire, hypothetical questions from across the U.S. Supreme Court’s philosophical divide has provided encouragement to advocates of increased freedom for churches to participate in government programs that have a secular purpose. Both liberal and conservative justices offered alternative scenarios to a lawyer for Missouri in an important church-state case.

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  • Baylor’s first woman president guided by faith commitment

    April 21 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baylor’s first woman president guided by faith commitment

    Linda Livingstone, the first ever female president of Baylor University, points to her faith as a deciding factor in her acceptance of the job at the world’s largest Baptist university. “My personal faith commitment and my commitment to Jesus Christ was really important in this process,” Livingstone, a former Baylor faculty member and dean, said.

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  • Global Hunger Relief Run to be held at SBC Annual Meeting

    April 21 2017 by Jill Waggoner, ERLC | with 0 comments
    Global Hunger Relief Run to be held at SBC Annual Meeting

    A broad coalition of Southern Baptist ministries have partnered together to sponsor a Global Hunger Relief Run, including a 5k and one-mile Fun Run, in Phoenix, Ariz., June 14, in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. All funds raised through participant fees will go directly to feed hungry people around the world.

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  • Baptists partner with Tennessee foster care system

    April 21 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptists partner with Tennessee foster care system

    Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services has found a valuable partner to help improve the state’s foster care system: faith-based organizations like the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes (TBCH). Since December, TBCH has participated in a collaboration of government and the private sector to encourage foster parenting.

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  • Supreme Court arguments buoy church’s supporters

    April 20 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Supreme Court arguments buoy church’s supporters

    The constitutionality of a state’s refusal to include a daycare center in a playground resurfacing program was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Justices on both sides of the court’s ideological divide vigorously questioned the state of Missouri’s position in rejecting the Trinity Lutheran Church Learning Center in Columbia, Mo., from participation in the program.

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  • Kentucky puts focus on Bible with new laws, executive action

    April 20 2017 by Tom Latek, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Kentucky puts focus on Bible with new laws, executive action

    Having declared 2017 the Year of the Bible, Gov. Matt Bevin has now signed two bills into law to make clear to teachers and administrators that scripture is welcome in Kentucky public schools. Bevin signed legislation into law on Tuesday to allow school kids to take Bible literacy classes as electives.

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  • Supreme Court again tackles religious employment issues

    April 20 2017 by Mary Reichard, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Supreme Court again tackles religious employment issues

    A Supreme Court case involving three hospital systems once again brought up the ongoing legal question about just what counts as a church. The court heard arguments in the case at the end of March. The decision could affect millions of workers at religiously affiliated hospitals, schools, and other organizations.

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