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  • Transgender debate focus of new book

    August 16 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Transgender debate focus of new book

    The transgender debate isn’t really about a debate but about people, a Southern Baptist ethicist says in his new book on the controversial issue. To help people, Andrew Walker wrote on the subject not from a psychological, medical or political perspective but with the aim of letting “God’s voice be heard,” he says.

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  • Survey spotlights American views on sin

    August 16 2017 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Survey spotlights American views on sin

    According to a study, two-thirds of Americans say they are sinners. And most people apparently aren’t too happy about it – only 5 percent say they have no desire to mend their ways. As America becomes more secular, the idea of sin still rings true, said Scott McConnell, executive director of Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

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  • Special ops good prep for bivocational pastor

    August 16 2017 by Roger Alford, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Special ops good prep for bivocational pastor

    Retired Army Maj. Tim Morgan spent years as a soldier serving his country. Now he’s focused on serving others as a bivocational pastor. Morgan now seeks to bring the same courage and tenacity to his ministry that he was decorated for as a special operations helicopter pilot.

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  • SBC staffers serve on World Changers mission team

    August 16 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC staffers serve on World Changers mission team

    Retired Army Maj. Tim Morgan spent years as a soldier serving his country. Now he’s focused on serving others as a bivocational pastor. Morgan now seeks to bring the same courage and tenacity to his ministry that he was decorated for as a special operations helicopter pilot.

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  • At Annapolis, he pastors military & civilian staff

    August 16 2017 by Tyler Sanders, Gateway Seminary | with 0 comments
    At Annapolis, he pastors military & civilian staff

    Bart Physioc, the new civilian pastor of the U.S. Naval Academy chapel, is filling the gap for busy Navy chaplains who need help ministering to an entire congregation. Physioc fills a unique position in a congregation that encompasses active duty and retired military, civilians and staff.

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  • Charlottesville violence: SBC leaders urge prayer

    August 15 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Charlottesville violence: SBC leaders urge prayer

    Southern Baptist pastors and leaders denounced racism and called for prayer in the wake of white nationalist protests that turned into violence and death in Charlottesville, Va. The “Unite the Right” rally – linking various movements among white supremacists – never took place after fights broke out shortly before the event was to begin.

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  • SEBTS appoints James as EQUIP Network coordinator

    August 15 2017 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    SEBTS appoints James as EQUIP Network coordinator

    Al James was appointed as the EQUIP Network coordinator at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). James, associate dean of ministry studies and professor of missions, is overseeing the network’s partnership with local churches. The EQUIP Network is a partnership between local churches and SEBTS to allow hands-on ministry experience for students while receiving course credit.

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  • Hmong gather for missions, celebration, business

    August 15 2017 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hmong gather for missions, celebration, business

    A Buddhist monk was the first person to approach her booth in 2010, the year Lisa Vang began an outreach to the 30,000 people who trek to the annual Hmong International Freedom Festival in Como Park. “I told him, ‘Christ is the only way,’ and he said, ‘Yeah; I heard that before,’ and he accepted Christ!

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