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  • Women’s academic society forms at Southeastern

    February 24 2017 by Harper McKay, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Women’s academic society forms at Southeastern

    Women at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern have a new opportunity for encouragement and collaboration in their academic work through the Society for Women in Scholarship. Created by students, the society’s goal is to provide a gathering place for ideas, networking, learning and leadership development among women.

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  • Obama-era transgender bathroom order rescinded

    February 24 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Obama-era transgender bathroom order rescinded

    The Trump administration has reversed an Obama-era directive that advised schools to open bathrooms and locker rooms to students based on their perceived sexual identity or risk losing federal funding. The new ruling leaves bathroom use policies to the discretion of state governments and local school districts.

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  • Texas blocked from defunding Planned Parenthood

    February 24 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Texas blocked from defunding Planned Parenthood

    Texas is the latest state to suffer a judicial setback in its effort to eliminate government funds for Planned Parenthood. Federal Judge Sam Sparks of Austin blocked enforcement of a decision by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to disqualify Planned Parenthood affiliates from participation in the state’s Medicaid program.

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  • Gene Fant Named President of North Greenville University

    February 24 2017 by NGU communications | with 0 comments
    Gene Fant Named President of North Greenville University

    The Board of Trustees of North Greenville University has elected Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr., to serve as its next president. Fant, 53, has a long record of leadership in Christian higher education, most recently at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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  • Planets’ discovery said to incite misplaced hope

    February 24 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Planets’ discovery said to incite misplaced hope

    At least some of scientists’ enthusiasm over discovery of seven potentially habitable planets seems to reflect the misplaced hopes of a secular worldview. That is the assessment of a Union University physicist following NASA’s announcement that astronomers have detected the first known system of seven Earth-sized planets rotating around a single star.

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  • WRAP UP: CP escrowing by churches draws study

    February 23 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    WRAP UP: CP escrowing by churches draws study

    Amid continuing discussion of churches’ escrowing or withholding Cooperative Program funds, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) launched two efforts to study the issue at its Feb. 20-21 meeting. The EC also authorized its officers to study the feasibility of selling the SBC Building in downtown Nashville.

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  • ANALYSIS: Trump administration rescinds school transgender policy

    The Department of Justice and the Department of Education issued a notice withdrawing the statements of policy and guidance issued by the Obama administration that affected public schools. The Trump administration disagreed that “sex” and “gender identity” should be interpreted as synonymous, and believed that the issue should be handled by states and local school districts.

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  • Assisted suicide marches on as Congress fails to act

    February 23 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Assisted suicide marches on as Congress fails to act

    Physician-assisted suicide officially has a new home in the wake of congressional inaction, and its proponents are pushing more jurisdictions to legalize the lethal practice. The District of Columbia’s Death With Dignity Act went into effect Feb. 18 when Congress failed to overturn the measure by the deadline.

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