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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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  • Gaines reflects on IMB search, SBC presidency

    February 16 2018 by Lonnie Wilkey, Baptist and Reflector | with 0 comments
    Gaines reflects on IMB search, SBC presidency

    The next president of the International Mission Board needs to be someone who is in love with and in tune with Jesus and “has a love for the world,” said Steve Gaines, president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Gaines addressed editors of Baptist state publications during their annual meeting in Galveston, Texas.

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  • Ken Ham re-invited to university despite protest

    February 16 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ken Ham re-invited to university despite protest

    Christian apologist Ken Ham has been re-invited to speak at an Oklahoma university by the school’s president after the student government rescinded its speaking invitation, allegedly under pressure from a campus LGBT group. “I’m thrilled my talk at [the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO)] is back on again,” Ham said.

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  • U.S. pastor among ChinaAid top 10 persecution cases

    February 16 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    U.S. pastor among ChinaAid top 10 persecution cases

    A Virginia pastor interrogated and evicted from China during a discipleship seminar he led in the nation is among ChinaAid’s top cases of Christian persecution there in 2017. Wang Zhiyong was interrogated for four hours and ordered to immediately leave China after police interrupted his seminar in Guangdong in April.

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  • Olympic sledder: Loved by God, no matter the results

    February 15 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Olympic sledder: Loved by God, no matter the results

    Elisabeth Vathje, readying for her sledding event in the Winter Olympics, isn’t bashful about the most important thing in her life. The Canadian skeleton racer clearly proclaims on her Twitter page: “Christ follower.” “First and foremost, I’m a child of God,” Vathje told Baptist Press.

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  • T-shirts now in religious liberty battle’s spotlight

    February 15 2018 by Art Toalston & Kentucky Today staff | with 0 comments
    T-shirts now in religious liberty battle’s spotlight

    Blaine Adamson, owner of Hands On Originals apparel company, has become another figure in the battle over religious liberty for refusing to print T-shirts for a gay pride festival because of his Christian beliefs. Adamson was charged with violating a fairness ordinance for refusing to print T-shirts ordered by Lexington’s Gay and Lesbian Services Organization.

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