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N.C. Missions Conference: 'Be forgiven, offer redemption

May 2, 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor
North Carolina Baptist Men, which is also called Baptists on Mission, hosted the 2016 N.C. Missions Conference on Friday and Saturday, April 15-16, to encourage and equip Christians to live on mission. READ MORE 

What's it like being a female in sports broadcasting?

May 3, 2016 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A
Female sports broadcaster Lindsay McCormick has hosted live events ranging from basketball, Super Bowl XLIX, and one of the most anticipated boxing matches ever, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. READ MORE

Minister with lingering pain gets blessing

May 2, 2016 by N.C. Baptist Hospital/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Pastor Steve Ashley is no stranger to pain. But when the leg crushed in a teenage weight-lifting accident was still acting up 25 years later, with everything from troublesome circulation to painful ulcers, it was time to take action. READ MORE

WMU-NC jumps 'Both Feet In'

May 2, 2016 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor
The theme for the 125th annual meeting of WMU-NC – Both Feet In: A Journey to Surrender, Sacrifice and Service – was taken from a book title, written by Bud Fray, who served in Africa for 28 years. READ MORE




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Comforting mothers and mobilizing missions

Mother's Day is fast approaching. This coming Sunday, May 8, is when we honor those special ladies in our lives. It's a joy to obey the Lord's command by showering honor and gratitude upon them (Exodus 20:12). However, we must remember the commemorative day comes with pain for many women.

A dear friend, Laura Thigpen, wrote an encouraging article for those who have experienced infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth or other losses. She offers the comfort of the gospel, because our Lord can sympathize with our pain. He is aquainted with grief, and He offers comfort. Take the time to read her post and share it with loved ones.
 
Speaking of showing honor, check out the all-star list of people that received accolades from N.C. Baptist entities at this year's Heritage Awards Banquet, co-sponsored by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and the N.C. Baptist Foundation. 
 
Our editor, Allan Blume, wrote an editorial highlighting an important issue related to North Carolina's bathroom law, House Bill 2. He includes the text of a speech given by Mark Harris at a recent political rally in downtown Raleigh. Political leftists have been pummeling conservative lawmakers with accusations of discrimination and bigotry. Harris, who is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte and a U.S. congresssional candidate, exposes the true origins of opposition to the common-sense law that protects women and children. 
 
North Carolina Baptist Men, also called Baptists on Mission, hosted their annual gathering April 15-16 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte. Read our report on the missions mobilizing event. It was encouraging, engaging and featured an incredible lineup of speakers.

As the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting draws nearer, stay up to date by visiting brnow.org. This week a slate of nominees has been announced, along with the full program schedule. Make plans to join us June 14-15 in St. Louis as we take part in this cooperative, Great Commission effort.


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