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  • ERLC Academy provides equipping on ethics

    May 26 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC Academy provides equipping on ethics

    Pastors, seminary students, Bible teachers, ministry leaders and writers were among those who gathered in Nashville for a crash course in Christian ethics. Participants testified they came away better prepared to address the difficult issues of the day. The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission sponsored its ERLC Academy for the third consecutive year.

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  • Fossils said to be ‘at odds’ with evolutionary theory

    May 26 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Fossils said to be ‘at odds’ with evolutionary theory

    A cache of newly discovered fossils from an ancient human species, says a biologist associated with the intelligent design movement, underscores the inadequacy of materialistic evolution to explain human origins. A paleontologist claims the fossils fit well with biblical chronology, representing a human species alive shortly after God dispersed men and women at Babel.

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  • 7-year-old turns lemonade into ministry for foster kids

    May 26 2017 by Lauren Capraro, Baptist Messenger | with 0 comments
    7-year-old turns lemonade into ministry for foster kids

    Those who know her would probably describe A’Layah Robinson as no ordinary 7-year-old, but a giver. Growing up in foster care, she and her brothers know the struggles of going from one house to the next. One Saturday afternoon, Robinson saw a group of teenagers at a lemonade stand, and something sparked in her heart. ...

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  • Workplace devotion leads to baptisms, discipleship

    May 26 2017 by Scott Vaughan, Baptist Courier | with 0 comments
    Workplace devotion leads to baptisms, discipleship

    After more than a year of traveling 40 miles roundtrip to lead weekly devotions at a Mauldin landscaping company, South Carolina pastor David Walker of Impact Community Church has witnessed 21 people claim Jesus as their Savior and has baptized several of them on the company’s property.

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  • Pastor, wife grow family with adoptions through Sunrise

    May 26 2017 by Brandy Crase, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Pastor, wife grow family with adoptions through Sunrise

    Since the beginning of their marriage 16 years ago, a Kentucky Baptist pastor and his wife had always wanted lots of children. Bryan and Krista Grigg’s hopes were fulfilled earlier this month with the adoption of three additional kids through Sunrise Children’s Services, the ministry that is serving more than 1,200 abused and neglected children.

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  • Texas governor signs bill to ‘shield’ pastors’ sermons

    May 25 2017 by Bonnie Pritchett, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Texas governor signs bill to ‘shield’ pastors’ sermons

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed legislation May 21 that prohibits Texas government agencies from subpoenaing the sermons of religious leaders. In a ceremony choreographed to highlight the bill’s benefactors Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick signed the bill surrounded by Houston area clergy during the worship service at Grace Church, Woodlands, Texas.

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  • Association pioneers church revitalization model

    May 25 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Association pioneers church revitalization model

    Two years ago, First Baptist Church of Affton, Mo., knew it was dying. So it sought help from the local St. Louis Metro Baptist Association. In a process facilitated by executive director of missions Jim Breeden, First Baptist decided to replant itself in March 2016 as Church at Affton.

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  • Tennessee passes viability test for abortions after 20 weeks

    May 25 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Tennessee passes viability test for abortions after 20 weeks

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill May 12 that requires abortionists to evaluate unborn babies for their ability to live outside the womb after 20 weeks’ gestation. The new law bans abortions on unborn babies shown to be viable and requires medical opinions from two abortionists.

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