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  • GOP exodus raises questions about life, liberty

    April 25 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GOP exodus raises questions about life, liberty

    The record number of Republicans leaving Congress raises questions about the fate of such issues as the sanctity of human life and religious freedom. When Paul Ryan announced he would retire, his decision brought to 38 the number of GOP members who have said they will not run for re-election.

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  • Toronto pastor’s hope: God will use evil for good

    April 25 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Toronto pastor’s hope: God will use evil for good

    “Just steps away” from where a driver began a carnage that killed 10 and injured 15 on a pedestrian-friendly Toronto street, Willowdale Baptist Church pastor Bruce Jones is corralling a hurting community for prayer. Jones can stand at his church and see Olive Square, where police say Alek Minassian started to weave on and off the sidewalk.

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  • GQ’s slam of the Bible ‘sadly laughable’

    April 25 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GQ’s slam of the Bible ‘sadly laughable’

    GQ’s inclusion of the Bible in a list of 21 overrated classic books has drawn expressions of pity for the popular men’s magazine. “Our response as believers should not be defensiveness or outrage,” said Union University Bible professor George Guthrie, “but pity …”

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  • Fox News host urges communicators to live out faith

    April 25 2018 by Timothy Cockes, SBC of Virginia | with 0 comments
    Fox News host urges communicators to live out faith

    Fox News host Shannon Bream spoke to fellow Christian communicators about the importance of living a daily testimony of faith. Bream spoke during the Baptist Communicators Association workshop in Washington, D.C. Although things may get difficult, she shared, it is important for Christians to hold to principles they believe in.

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  • Pastor: School incident defused by God’s intervention

    April 25 2018 by Nicole Kalil, Florida Baptist Convention | with 0 comments
    Pastor: School incident defused by God’s intervention

    First Baptist Church was on the frontline ministering to students, faculty and staff after a gunman opened fire at nearby Forest High School in Ocala, Fla. One student was injured in the April 20 incident, which lasted only minutes.

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  • Waffle House shooting suspect arrested following ‘scary’ Sunday

    April 24 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Waffle House shooting suspect arrested following ‘scary’ Sunday

    With the lone suspect in a Nashville mass shooting still on the loose Sunday morning, area churches tightened security and heightened their focus on prayer. “It was a scary thing to a lot of our people,” said Cathey Williams, at Hickory Hollow Baptist Church, which is less than two miles from the Waffle House.

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  • Hispanic unity gaining momentum as SBC Dallas nears

    April 24 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hispanic unity gaining momentum as SBC Dallas nears

    Conversations about unity will be part of several Hispanic meetings in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Dallas. “A good number of Southern Baptist Hispanic leaders are beginning to look at the future with more intentionality and see the need for more unity and collaboration among us,” said Luis Lopez.

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  • NAAF seeks to build bridges in racially charged U.S.

    April 24 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NAAF seeks to build bridges in racially charged U.S.

    Relationships beneficial to the Kingdom continue to flow from the National African American Fellowship (NAAF) nearly 25 years after its 1994 founding, NAAF president Byron Day said in advance of the group’s 2018 annual meeting June 10-11 in Dallas. “NAAF today continues to be a valuable resource to African American churches ...

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