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  • Women’s leadership event: ‘Be steadfast’

    November 17 2017 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Women’s leadership event: ‘Be steadfast’

    Facing breast cancer and the breakdown of her marriage, Proverbs 31 Ministries founder Lysa TerKeurst stood before 1,800 women Nov. 9 and urged them to remain steadfast in Christ. There was a collective gasp from the audience at LifeWay’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum as TerKeurst shared she would undergo a double mastectomy the following day.

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  • Puerto Rico relief needs ongoing volunteers, funding

    November 17 2017 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Puerto Rico relief needs ongoing volunteers, funding

    Southern Baptists continue to serve Puerto Rico’s residents after Hurricane Maria’s devastation in September, creating a nationwide response from the ground up. Sam Porter has spent several days in Puerto Rico in two separate trips to assist disaster response coordinator Jack Noble in facilitating the large-scale response.

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  • Kentucky Baptists urge evangelism, pledge to monitor CBF

    November 17 2017 by Todd Deaton, Western Recorder | with 0 comments
    Kentucky Baptists urge evangelism, pledge to monitor CBF

    Messengers to the Kentucky Baptist Convention in Louisville launched a major evangelistic initiative, spoke out on gambling and violent crime and tasked their credentialing committee with monitoring potential actions by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Meeting at Highview Baptist Church’s east campus, they also elected a western Kentucky pastor as their president and set a Cooperative Program budget goal.

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  • Expert: Social media causes depression, anxiety

    November 17 2017 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Expert: Social media causes depression, anxiety

    A Colorado research professor proposed a hypothesis to explain the unprecedented rates of depression and anxiety in the post-millennial generation: dwindling social cues. Scott Stanley said decreases in the reliability of information about relationships may be exacerbating mental and emotional issues in today’s teens and young adults.

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  • Sociologist’s ‘Cheap Sex’ examines drop in marriage rates

    November 17 2017 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Sociologist’s ‘Cheap Sex’ examines drop in marriage rates

    The price of sex has plummeted, throwing the “mating market” into a tizzy, according to Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus. “It turns out that a world in which it is possible to satisfy our sexual desires much more immediately carries with it a number of unhappy and unintended consequences,” writes Regnerus.

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  • Bobby Welch’s art honors hometown’s heritage

    November 16 2017 by Jennifer Davis Rash, The Alabama Baptist | with 0 comments
    Bobby Welch’s art honors hometown’s heritage

    Natives of Fort Payne, Ala., who grew up in the area in the 1950s and 60s seem to know all the adventurous tales. One of those natives, Bobby Welch has decided to take the stories to a new level with an official visual representation of those days.

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  • NOBTS mourns loss of beloved professor

    November 16 2017 by NOBTS staff | with 0 comments
    NOBTS mourns loss of beloved professor

    Jerry N. Barlow, professor of preaching and pastoral work at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, died Nov. 11 after a brief illness. He was 72. Though battling his own health issues, Barlow ministered to others through the final week of his life.

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  • West Virginia Baptists ‘all in,’ tackle opioid crisis

    November 16 2017 by Cleve Persinger, WVCSB | with 0 comments
    West Virginia Baptists ‘all in,’ tackle opioid crisis

    During their annual meeting, West Virginia Baptists were urged to be “all in” through seeking to grow as a convention united in generosity in response to the gospel. Messengers also pledged to battle the state’s drug epidemic during the convention’s 47th annual meeting.

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