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  • Randall House’s Ron Hunter hopes to help families connect

    Ron Hunter Jr. is the executive director & CEO of Randall House, a Christian publisher that promotes generational discipleship through curriculum, books and events. Hunter helps church leaders, parents and grandparents live out the disciple-making principles of Deuteronomy 6 through D6 Family Ministries and as an author, conference speaker and leadership consultant.

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  • Ole Miss coach resigns amid scandal, requests prayer

    July 25 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ole Miss coach resigns amid scandal, requests prayer

    The forced resignation of Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze – an outspoken follower of Jesus – amid what the university described as “moral turpitude” has left believers disappointed and expressing hope for repentance. “I truly believe that [Freeze] is a good man,” said Mississippi pastor Clarence Cooper, a friend of Freeze’s for two decades.

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  • Survey of young leaders shows CP in positive light

    July 25 2017 by Roger S. Oldham, SBC Life | with 0 comments
    Survey of young leaders shows CP in positive light

    Many younger pastors have a positive view both of the name “Cooperative Program” (CP) and the ministries funded through CP, according to the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Young Leaders Advisory Council Survey. The 22-member council is chaired by Jordan Easley, senior pastor of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tenn.

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  • Pastor sleeps on roof after students reach VBS goal

    July 25 2017 by Imari Scarbrough, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments
    Pastor sleeps on roof after students reach VBS goal

    A Wadesboro pastor slept on the roof of his church after a recent Vacation Bible School (VBS) raised well over twice the goal of $1,000 for charity. Mark Perko, pastor of Deep Creek Baptist Church, promised if they met their goal, he would sleep on the roof of the church.

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  • Charlie Gard’s parents end battle to save his life

    July 25 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Charlie Gard’s parents end battle to save his life

    The parents of Charlie Gard have put an end to their legal fight to gain treatment for their 11-month-old son in a heartrending case that gained international attention. A lawyer for the parents told a judge in a British High Court hearing July 24 that “time had run out” for the infant.

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  • Broken Before the Throne

    July 24 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Broken Before the Throne

    Chris Schofield is a student of revivals, awakenings and and great movements of God throughout history, and he says there’s a common thread that unites all of them. “Every awakening has started with God’s people recognizing their desperate need for Him and crying out to Him in heartfelt prayer,” says Schofield.

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  • Rebuilding: Many residents still trying to dig out of devastation

    July 24 2017 by Emily Rojas, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Rebuilding: Many residents still trying to dig out of devastation

    In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina, leaving damaged and destroyed homes in its wake. Since then, N.C. Baptists on Mission, also known as Baptist Men, have made restoring and rebuilding some of these homes a top priority through its disaster relief ministry.

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  • Couple hopes to be first Montagnard missionaries

    July 24 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Couple hopes to be first Montagnard missionaries

    Khoung Rolan was born in a small Montagnard village in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. His grandfather was a general in the Vietnamese army, and his father worked in the communist government. Through the witness of a cousin, Rolan and two of his sisters became Christians. …

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  • Survey: Good deeds by Christians often go unseen

    July 24 2017 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Survey: Good deeds by Christians often go unseen

    Many Americans are unaware of various efforts by local Christians or churches to serve their neighbors, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. LifeWay Research looked at 13 service programs conducted by churches and asked Americans if they’d heard of churches or church members being involved in those activities in the past six months. ...

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  • Teen Internet addiction cited as growing concern

    July 24 2017 by Daniel Woodman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Teen Internet addiction cited as growing concern

    Gateway Seminary professor Paul Kelly had a friend who once became so addicted to online gaming that he would ignore his family and friends so he could play more games on the Internet. His desire became so severe that he began failing classes and stole from his family to support his habit.

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  • Archaeologists discover Solomon-era linens

    July 21 2017 by Julie Borg, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Archaeologists discover Solomon-era linens

    Archaeologists from Tel Aviv University have unearthed 3,000-year-old dyed wool fabric samples from the time of David and Solomon. The archaeologists discovered the samples at a large, ancient Edomite copper smelting site and nearby temple in the Timna Valley, a desert region in southern Israel.

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  • Serve Day catches community’s attention

    July 21 2017 by Daniel Woodman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Serve Day catches community’s attention

    An outreach effort in Topeka, Kan., has utilized local media coverage to publicize the ministry of Kansas Baptists and to share the love of Christ in America’s heartland. The one-day ministry, called “Serve Day,” is put on by the local Flint Hills Baptist Association.

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  • Florida fortifies religious freedom in public schools

    July 21 2017 by Leigh Jones, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Florida fortifies religious freedom in public schools

    Florida public school students will have added protection for expressing their faith on campus during the upcoming school year, thanks to a new law that went into effect July 1. Supporters say the bill just reiterates existing constitutional protections for religious liberty by listing specific practices with which educators cannot interfere.

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  • Oklahoma AG: Defense of university chapel a top priority

    July 21 2017 by Bonnie Pritchett, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Oklahoma AG: Defense of university chapel a top priority

    Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has stepped into a dispute over the display of Christian emblems on a public university campus, declaring the issue a top religious liberty priority. In a letter to East Central University’s (ECU) Board of Regents, Hunter said the fight could have repercussions beyond the ECU campus.

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  • CP connects pastor, church to ‘True Grit Americans’

    July 21 2017 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP connects pastor, church to ‘True Grit Americans’

    Only Way Baptist Church has been rotating its “3 R’s 4 Him” outreach emphasis for the last 18 months. It’s a concept developed by Tim Morlan, pastor since 2010 of the rural, historically Native American church that is more than an hour’s drive outside the Oklahoma City area.

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