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  • Pro-life ministry barred again from Raleigh facility

    February 20 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Pro-life ministry barred again from Raleigh facility

    A Hand of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center faced another setback when the Raleigh Board of Adjustment re-classified the organization as a medical facility, overturning the city attorney’s designation of the pro-life ministry as a civic group. The board’s designation effectively bars Hand of Hope from operating out of its Jones Franklin Road office.

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  • Prestonwood escrows CP funds, cites ERLC actions

    February 20 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Prestonwood escrows CP funds, cites ERLC actions

    A Dallas-area megachurch has decided to escrow Cooperative Program funds temporarily in order to evaluate future support of Southern Baptist Convention causes. Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, will escrow what would amount to $1 million annually, Louisiana’s Baptist Message newsjournal reported Feb. 16.

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  • House votes to annul rule protecting Planned Parenthood

    February 20 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    House votes to annul rule protecting Planned Parenthood

    The U.S. House of Representatives acted to rescind a two-month-old rule from the Obama administration that effectively restricts states from prohibiting funds for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Representatives took the action under Congress’ authority to review agency rulemaking – in this case, the Department of Health and Human Services.

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  • Canadian pastor finds new flock with The Gathering

    February 20 2017 by Jim Burton, North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Canadian pastor finds new flock with The Gathering

    John D’Antonio’s family knew that his four-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, would soon be over. Many of his Italian-Canadian family and friends had gathered in his Windsor hospital room to say goodbye to the 30-year-old father and husband. ...

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  • Micah Fries wants N.C. leaders to rethink disciple-making

    February 20 2017 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Micah Fries wants N.C. leaders to rethink disciple-making

    Micah Fries serves as senior pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., and is a frequent church and conference speaker. Fries will be speaking at the 2017 N.C. Baptist Disciple-Making Conference on Feb. 27. He will also be participating in a disciple-making panel discussion at the event.

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  • World Relief announces layoffs, office closings

    February 17 2017 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 0 comments
    World Relief announces layoffs, office closings

    World Relief is closing five offices across the United States and laying off more than 140 staff members as a result of President Donald Trump’s executive order to decrease the potential number of refugees admitted to the U.S. in 2017, the organization said in a Feb. 15 press release.

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  • Gaines Q&A: from Trump to prayer for revival

    February 17 2017 by Joe Westbury, Georgia Christian Index | with 0 comments
    Gaines Q&A: from Trump to prayer for revival

    Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines discussed a range of topics of interest to Baptists in a question-and-answer session with state Baptist paper editors during their annual meeting.The discussion covered President Donald Trump’s first 25 days in office including the refugee crisis, controversial comments by Russell Moore during the election and more.

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  • Platt apologizes for ‘divisive’ IMB amicus brief

    February 17 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Platt apologizes for ‘divisive’ IMB amicus brief

    International Mission Board (IMB) President David Platt has apologized to Southern Baptists for the divisive nature of an amicus brief the IMB joined last May in support of a New Jersey’s Islamic society’s right to build a mosque. “I apologize to Southern Baptists for how distracting and divisive this has been,” Platt said.

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