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  • ‘Remarkable’ Rutledge collection new to SBC archives

    October 19 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Remarkable’ Rutledge collection new to SBC archives

    The late award-winning photographer Don Rutledge tried his hand at pastoring but realized his true calling in uniquely displaying God’s creation. Photographs and related items spanning more than 40 years of his ministry and missions comprise a new Southern Baptist archival collection.
     

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  • Calif. OKs third gender, protects religious liberty

    October 19 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Calif. OKs third gender, protects religious liberty

    California Gov. Jerry Brown approved a bill Oct. 15 that adds a third gender option on official state identification documents for those who opt to be considered “nonbinary.” Brown also vetoed a measure that threatened religious liberty.

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  • Preschooler raises $400 for disaster relief

    October 19 2017 by Carrie Brown McWhorter, Alabama Baptist | with 0 comments
    Preschooler raises $400 for disaster relief

    Four-year-old Holden Roberts helped create a pumpkin patch at his family’s home in Jemison, Ala., Sept. 16. He raised $400 for Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief by selling pumpkins to family, friends and neighbors.
     

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  • ‘Like a warzone’ conditions for Ky. DR team

    October 19 2017 by Todd Deaton, Western Recorder | with 0 comments
    ‘Like a warzone’ conditions for Ky. DR team

    A disaster relief team of 19 Kentucky Baptists arrived in St. Thomas Oct. 15 and will serve through Oct. 29. The team is staying at Bluewater Bible College without electricity, running water and phone service. The Caribbean island was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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  • MercyMe, Williams, Winans have big night at GMA Dove Awards

    Gospel music veterans MercyMe accepted the award for Artist of the Year at the 48th annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville Oct. 17. Casting Crowns, Zach Williams, the Gaither Vocal Band and Cece Winans also received awards. Other honors went to Hillsong Worship and Reba McEntire.

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  • Study: Young Bible readers more likely to be faithful adults

    October 18 2017 by Bob Smietana, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Study: Young Bible readers more likely to be faithful adults

    A study shows reading the Bible at a young age and on a regular basis leads to a more faithful adult, according to parents who were interviewed about their children. Other key factors include prayer time, church service and listening to Christian music.

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  • CA fires: DR begins, former Gateway campus a shelter

    October 18 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CA fires: DR begins, former Gateway campus a shelter

    As firefighters gained ground against the Northern California blaze Gov. Jerry Brown called perhaps “the greatest tragedy” the state “has ever faced,” Southern Baptist disaster relief crews began feeding, cleanup and chaplaincy work Oct. 17. Meanwhile, the former main campus of Gateway Seminary in Mill Valley, Calif., was being used to shelter both evacuees and out-of-town fire crews …

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  • Islamic terrorist group blamed for Somalia bombing

    October 18 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Islamic terrorist group blamed for Somalia bombing

    A security official blames Al-Shabaab Islamic terrorists for a truck bomb that killed at least 320 and injured more than 400 in Mogadishu, Somalia Oct. 14. “This is the Somali 9/11,” a security official told the Guardian.

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