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Charlottesville violence: SBC leaders urge prayer

August 15, 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press
Southern Baptist pastors and leaders denounced racism and called for prayer in the wake of white nationalist protests that turned into violence and death in Charlottesville, Va.
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Museum of the Bible to offer free admission

August 14, 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
The Museum of the Bible slated to open in November in Washington will offer free admission while reserving special perks for members, the museum announced Aug. 11.
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Donna Gaines showing neighborly love through literacy

August 14, 2017 by Kara Bettis, ERLC
Born and raised in the “birthplace of Rock ’N Roll,” Donna Gaines returned 25 years later armed with a background in education and a heart for the county that claims ... READ MORE

Pew: Christians more likely to oppose gene editing

August 14, 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
Christians are more likely than others to oppose embryonic gene editing to reduce the risk of disease in their babies, according to the Pew Research Center.
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Pray for healing 

Leading our top stories this week is this call to prayer by many Southern Baptist leaders in response to last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Va. Emotions run high on every side of these arguments, but those of us who believe the scriptures and are committed to God’s glory must not let emotions drive our actions or reactions. To do so is to abandon truth. That’s why we need to pray and seek God’s healing in hearts where hatred and unbridled human emotion lead to ungodly actions.

In this column two weeks ago, I encouraged you to send me a brief comment about the ways your church is working toward racial reconciliation. I appreciate the response I received, but it was small. I would like to hear from more of our readers.

Your BR staff would like to write stories about the way God is healing racial divisions in our state. One example is this story we shared with our readers in October 2014. Mud Creek Baptist Church and Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Church, both in Hendersonville, came together when pastor Greg Mathis sent a letter of apology to the pastor of Mud Creek Missionary church. Please take a moment to read how God worked in these two churches. Then click here to share your story with me.

Please share copies of the printed Biblical Recorder with your church. Contact us, and we will be glad to provide a promotional bundle. Also, tell the church about the website, BRnow.org. We can do a much better job of serving your church if they know that we have important news to share with them. Thank you for your support!

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