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  • Disciple-making conference changes days, revamps training

    December 12 2017 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Disciple-making conference changes days, revamps training

    The annual N.C. Baptist Disciple-Making Conference has been revamped for 2018 and will feature a special emphasis on training and equipping attendees in practical aspects of disciple-making in the realms of their home, church and world. The conference is scheduled for Feb. 27 at Center Grove Baptist Church in Clemmons.

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  • Fire destroys half of church, worship resumes next day

    December 12 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Fire destroys half of church, worship resumes next day

    One day after fire destroyed nearly half of Eagle Heights Baptist Church in Harrison, Ark., senior pastor Kennith Stacy held services in the congregation’s family life center. “In the midst of the tragedy that we find on our campus, we can still see that there’s joy because God’s presence hasn’t left,” Stacy told the congregation.

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  • Pope critiques Lord’s Prayer translation

    December 12 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pope critiques Lord’s Prayer translation

    Pope Francis’ comment that “lead us not into temptation” is a poor translation of a famous line from the Lord’s Prayer has generated discussion of Bible translation and the differences between Protestant and Catholic beliefs about scriptur

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  • ‘52 Sundays’ promotes prayer for missionaries

    December 12 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    ‘52 Sundays’ promotes prayer for missionaries

    In his well-known books on prayer, American author E.M. Bounds wrote, “The success of all real missionary effort is dependent on prayer.” Thanks to a free resource called “52 Sundays,” churches have a tool to assist them in praying for missionary endeavors all around the world.

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  • Iraq declares end of war with ISIS

    December 12 2017 by Lynde Langdon, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Iraq declares end of war with ISIS

    Iraq officially declared victory in its war on Islamic State (ISIS) on Dec. 9 after more than three years of fighting. ISIS overran nearly a third of Iraqi territory in the summer of 2014. In November, Iraqi forces retook Rawah, the last Iraqi town held by ISIS.

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  • Bangkok Baptists embrace international cooperation, ministry

    December 11 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Bangkok Baptists embrace international cooperation, ministry

    Southern Baptists know how to send missionaries to other nations, but some are learning how to send messengers from other nations. Two representatives from Calvary Baptist Church in Bangkok, Thailand, travelled to the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, where the assembly voted to adopt the congregation as an affiliated church and seat their delegates.

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  • Theologians unite for Reformation panel

    December 11 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Theologians unite for Reformation panel

    What do Catholic, Reformed and Baptist theologians have in common? That question may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but theologians from those three traditions gathered Nov. 6 to talk about the Reformation and ideas such as priesthood of believers and religious liberty.

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  • McGill calls Baptists to refocus, revision, renew

    December 11 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    McGill calls Baptists to refocus, revision, renew

    Highlighting the theme of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s 2017 annual meeting, convention president Cameron McGill said, “there is an eerie similarity between what’s going on in Zechariah’s day and what’s going on in our day,” although 2,500 years separate us.

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