North Carolina

Conservatives applaud bill to raise juvenile delinquent age

May 22 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

Teenagers that commit low-level crimes should not be tried in court as adults, say some conservative groups in North Carolina, and raising the age limit of juvenile delinquency from 16 to 18 would decrease recidivism and increase rehabilitation, among other benefits. Plus, it’s simply the moral thing to do, according to Mark Creech.

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Her missions journey: from orphan to a doctorate

May 17 2017 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

Mary Ann McMillan never intended to earn a full degree when she enrolled at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She just needed 20-30 hours of course credit to go back to the mission field full-time. On May 12, McMillan received her doctorate in Christian education, adding on to her master’s degree in intercultural studies.

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Life & death have value, Akin tells SEBTS grads

May 16 2017 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

As followers of Jesus, death and life hold great significance and allow for what Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, calls “the ultimate win-win scenario.” Akin challenged 234 graduates from the seminary and The College at Southeastern with a message from Philippians 1:21 during the 65th SEBTS commencement ceremony May 12.

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Offering restores hope for one family

May 16 2017 by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Laura Clark was a working mother of two daughters. A former athlete and wife to a police detective, life was good, until the day she had to struggle to carry her baby. With her heart rate soaring over 220 beats a minute, a high-speed ambulance ride to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center saved her life. ...

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Family opens home to BCH foster care ministry

May 15 2017 by Jim Edminson, BCH Communications

Amanda and Jeremy Parton, with their two daughters, are a Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina’s (BCH) foster care family. Currently, they have one foster child living with them. “Being a part of an organization that aligns with our Christian faith is so important,” Jeremy Parton says. “It was a blessing joining the BCH family.”

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AAIM event brings awareness to caregivers

May 15 2017 by Carol Layton, NCBAM Communications

When the church prayed, helped and assisted one couple with taking care of parents, “they shined a light on our routine that was unbelievably bright,” said Allan Blume. Blume, Biblical Recorder editor/president, served as keynote speaker for the third annual Aging Adults Innovating Ministry (AAIM) Roundup May 2 in Thomasville.

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Sunday booze bill said to 'disrespect churches'

May 9 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

North Carolina’s Christian Action League is calling church leaders to sign a letter of opposition to a bill that would allow cities and counties to roll back prohibitions against Sunday alcohol sales from noon to 10 a.m. Mark Creech said the so-called “Brunch Bill” represents “tacit disrespect for churches.”

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Montreat College’s faith statement defended

May 3 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press

A North Carolina college long associated with evangelist Billy Graham has sparked controversy by instituting a requirement that faculty affirm a pro-life ethic and a traditional definition of marriage. In January, Montreat College’s trustees adopted a faculty handbook, including a “community life covenant.”

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15 receive N.C. Baptist Heritage Awards

May 2 2017 by BR staff

Each year the North Carolina Baptist Foundation and the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina sponsor the Baptist Heritage Awards where Baptist organizations recognize the efforts of distinct N.C. Baptists. This was the 17th annual event. The ceremony was April 25 at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center in Greensboro.

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FaithHealthNC connects neighbors

May 2 2017 by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Ask June Britt and she’ll tell you her personal theme song is the inspiring hymn, “If I Can Help Somebody, Then My Living Will Not Be in Vain.” That’s exactly what she gets to do in her job as a FaithHealthNC Connector. She unites patients with volunteers to make the journey through health challenges a little easier.

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