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  • Tebow thanks N.C. Baptist DR

    September 22 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Tebow thanks N.C. Baptist DR

    Professional athlete and sports analyst Tim Tebow thanked North Carolina Baptist churches in a Facebook video posted Sept. 21 for their disaster relief efforts across Florida after Hurricane Irma. “I just want to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for what you’re doing,” said the former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner.

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  • Young leaders, CP among Page’s topics at SEBTS

    September 22 2017 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Young leaders, CP among Page’s topics at SEBTS

    Frank S. Page addressed a range of topics in chapel, a panel discussion and a video interview at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Executive Committee, underscored the involvement of young leaders in the SBC and its Cooperative Program during his visit to the campus.

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  • Protestant unity is new confession’s focus

    September 22 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Protestant unity is new confession’s focus

    A confession of faith aimed at expressing “interdenominational unity” among Protestants on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation has drawn endorsement from professors at all six Southern Baptist Convention seminaries and staff at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. The “Reforming Catholic Confession” also has been signed by professors from at least eight Baptist colleges.

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  • California scraps abortion pill reversal class for nurses

    September 22 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    California scraps abortion pill reversal class for nurses

    Nurses don’t need to learn about a procedure used to counteract the effects of an abortion-inducing drug, according to the California Board of Registered Nursing. Just over a month after approving an “abortion pill reversal” class, the board issued a demand letter claiming the class isn’t “relevant to the practice of nursing.”

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  • Future of assisted suicide in D.C. in Senate’s hands

    September 22 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Future of assisted suicide in D.C. in Senate’s hands

    The continuation of legalized, physician-assisted suicide in the country’s capital awaits the determination of the U.S. Senate. The House of Representatives nullified the District of Columbia’s Death With Dignity Act as part of an immense spending bill. Representatives included a block on the 2016 D.C. measure as an amendment.

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  • 95-year-old DR volunteer is a ‘woman on mission’

    September 22 2017 by Jane Rodgers, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    95-year-old DR volunteer is a ‘woman on mission’

    When 95-year-old Mary Katie Riddle of Wimberley, Texas, spied stacks of soiled Cambro containers, she did not hesitate. The containers needed washing before they could be refilled with food prepared by the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Disaster Relief mass feeding team at First Baptist Church in Pflugerville. ...

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  • Hurricane Maria pounds Puerto Rico

    September 21 2017 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hurricane Maria pounds Puerto Rico

    As Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico with potentially record-breaking winds, Southern Baptist disaster relief workers pulled back and prepared for a long-haul response in the Caribbean. “It’s going to be a long, multi-month response with a lot of needs for volunteers and supplies,” said David Melber, vice president of Send Relief.

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  • CP overage reallocation to aid hurricane survivors

    September 21 2017 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP overage reallocation to aid hurricane survivors

    Southern Baptists’ Cooperative Program helped survivors after Hurricane Katrina; it will do so again in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey and, now, Maria. The Executive Committee also issued a call to prayer in light of recent natural disasters, including wildfires raging in the West and the current cultural tumult in the U.S.

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  • CP withholding found to be ‘lower than anticipated’

    September 21 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP withholding found to be ‘lower than anticipated’

    A committee established in February to study “churches either escrowing or discontinuing Cooperative Program funds” concluded that fewer than two of every 1,000 Southern Baptist churches diverted Cooperative Program funds during the past year. “This percentage was lower than anticipated,” according to the final report.

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  • Another Mexico quake compounds disaster response needs

    September 21 2017 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Another Mexico quake compounds disaster response needs

    In the aftermath of an earthquake in central Mexico that killed at least 217 people, Southern Baptists are moving to assess opportunities for response. The 7.1-magnitude quake struck Sept. 19, exactly 32 years after an even-larger tremor devastated large areas of Mexico City and killed about 10,000 people.

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  • Prayer, Disaster Relief giving top EC actions at 100 years

    Intercessory prayer and special disaster recovery funding topped the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee (EC) agenda during its Nashville meeting Sept. 18-19, which marked the group’s centennial. EC President Frank S. Page led those in attendance in a special prayer, recognizing God’s power to overcome obstacles too great for mankind.

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  • State DR, non-Baptist donors crucial, Ezell says

    September 20 2017 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    State DR, non-Baptist donors crucial, Ezell says

    State Baptist conventions and donors from across the nation have been pivotal to Southern Baptists’ Send Relief efforts for survivors of catastrophic Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Kevin Ezell voiced gratitude to state partners and to donors beyond the Southern Baptist family who have provided the majority of Send Relief donations.

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  • EC marks 100 years with ‘happy-birthday party’

    September 20 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    EC marks 100 years with ‘happy-birthday party’

    The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee (EC) commemorated its 100th year of existence with what EC President Frank S. Page called “a little happy-birthday party” intended to reflect the EC’s behind-the-scenes ministry. “We don’t exist to promote ourselves,” Page said. “We exist to make sure missions and ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention succeed.”

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  • ERLC, others endorse bills to combat sites aiding sex trade

    September 20 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC, others endorse bills to combat sites aiding sex trade

    The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) has strongly endorsed congressional efforts to hold accountable online sites that profit from sex trafficking. ERLC President Russell Moore and others wrote in support of legislative proposals, which Moore said would enable law enforcement “to effectively combat online sex trafficking hubs that provide a safe haven for modern day slave traders.”

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  • Gaines to Executive Committee: Do you see lostness?

    September 20 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gaines to Executive Committee: Do you see lostness?

    Prayer and evangelism will enable the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) to abide and continue its work in an increasingly eclectic society, SBC President Steve Gaines told the Executive Committee. SBC leaders and laity must see and love the lost so much that it creates a burden that the lost be saved, Gaines said.

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