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  • ERLC Academy provides equipping on ethics

    May 26 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC Academy provides equipping on ethics

    Pastors, seminary students, Bible teachers, ministry leaders and writers were among those who gathered in Nashville for a crash course in Christian ethics. Participants testified they came away better prepared to address the difficult issues of the day. The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission sponsored its ERLC Academy for the third consecutive year.

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  • Fossils said to be ‘at odds’ with evolutionary theory

    May 26 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Fossils said to be ‘at odds’ with evolutionary theory

    A cache of newly discovered fossils from an ancient human species, says a biologist associated with the intelligent design movement, underscores the inadequacy of materialistic evolution to explain human origins. A paleontologist claims the fossils fit well with biblical chronology, representing a human species alive shortly after God dispersed men and women at Babel.

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  • 7-year-old turns lemonade into ministry for foster kids

    May 26 2017 by Lauren Capraro, Baptist Messenger | with 0 comments
    7-year-old turns lemonade into ministry for foster kids

    Those who know her would probably describe A’Layah Robinson as no ordinary 7-year-old, but a giver. Growing up in foster care, she and her brothers know the struggles of going from one house to the next. One Saturday afternoon, Robinson saw a group of teenagers at a lemonade stand, and something sparked in her heart. ...

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  • Workplace devotion leads to baptisms, discipleship

    May 26 2017 by Scott Vaughan, Baptist Courier | with 0 comments
    Workplace devotion leads to baptisms, discipleship

    After more than a year of traveling 40 miles roundtrip to lead weekly devotions at a Mauldin landscaping company, South Carolina pastor David Walker of Impact Community Church has witnessed 21 people claim Jesus as their Savior and has baptized several of them on the company’s property.

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  • Pastor, wife grow family with adoptions through Sunrise

    May 26 2017 by Brandy Crase, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Pastor, wife grow family with adoptions through Sunrise

    Since the beginning of their marriage 16 years ago, a Kentucky Baptist pastor and his wife had always wanted lots of children. Bryan and Krista Grigg’s hopes were fulfilled earlier this month with the adoption of three additional kids through Sunrise Children’s Services, the ministry that is serving more than 1,200 abused and neglected children.

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  • Texas governor signs bill to ‘shield’ pastors’ sermons

    May 25 2017 by Bonnie Pritchett, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Texas governor signs bill to ‘shield’ pastors’ sermons

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed legislation May 21 that prohibits Texas government agencies from subpoenaing the sermons of religious leaders. In a ceremony choreographed to highlight the bill’s benefactors Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick signed the bill surrounded by Houston area clergy during the worship service at Grace Church, Woodlands, Texas.

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  • Association pioneers church revitalization model

    May 25 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Association pioneers church revitalization model

    Two years ago, First Baptist Church of Affton, Mo., knew it was dying. So it sought help from the local St. Louis Metro Baptist Association. In a process facilitated by executive director of missions Jim Breeden, First Baptist decided to replant itself in March 2016 as Church at Affton.

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  • Tennessee passes viability test for abortions after 20 weeks

    May 25 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Tennessee passes viability test for abortions after 20 weeks

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill May 12 that requires abortionists to evaluate unborn babies for their ability to live outside the womb after 20 weeks’ gestation. The new law bans abortions on unborn babies shown to be viable and requires medical opinions from two abortionists.

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  • ‘Miracle man’ Stewart continues ministry after accident

    May 25 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Miracle man’ Stewart continues ministry after accident

    A two-hour “Holy Ghost revival” was in progress in Jimmy Stewart’s office not long after he returned to work at the Alaska Baptist Convention earlier this year. A small group of ministers and friends were praising God for answering their prayers and healing Stewart from a July, 2016, gas leak explosion at his rural Alaskan cabin.

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  • Iorg challenges graduates to ‘be expert witnesses’

    May 25 2017 by Katherine Chute, Gateway Seminary | with 0 comments
    Iorg challenges graduates to ‘be expert witnesses’

    Gateway Seminary President Jeff Iorg told students graduating from the seminary’s Los Angeles-area campus May 20 that their primary role in God’s kingdom is to be witnesses to the gospel. “Tell your story and watch how God transforms those around you,” he said. “Be expert witnesses.”

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  • PrayerLink expresses its mission in logo’s redesign

    May 24 2017 by Roger S. Oldham, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    PrayerLink expresses its mission in logo’s redesign

    Calling on the Southern Baptist PrayerLink leadership team to “fan into flame a passionate pursuit of God in prayer,” Chris Schofield opened the group’s winter meeting as PrayerLink’s first executive director. “The Lord is not through with what we began years ago,” said Schofield.

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  • American views of shame, guilt studied

    May 24 2017 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    American views of shame, guilt studied

    Many Americans are more worried about their reputation than their conscience, a new study released May 23 shows. They worry less about guilt and fear and more about avoiding shame, according to the study from LifeWay Research that was conducted Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2016.

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  • Rural Baptist church sees 900 baptisms in 6 years

    May 24 2017 by Grace Thornton, The Alabama Baptist | with 2 comments
    Rural Baptist church sees 900 baptisms in 6 years

    In 1995, Joey Hanner was a trucker who was about to give up on his marriage – and he was one Sunday service away from giving up on church too. “We were going to give church one more try and then we were going to end our marriage,” he said. ...

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  • Tennessee sued over spousal definitions

    May 24 2017 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Tennessee sued over spousal definitions

    Four married lesbian couples in Tennessee are fighting a new state law they say denies their parental rights. The couples, each expecting a baby this year, filed a lawsuit last week against a law mandating that undefined words in state statutes be interpreted to have “natural and ordinary” meanings.

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  • Trump’s Israel trip sparks ‘revival of encouragement’

    May 24 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump’s Israel trip sparks ‘revival of encouragement’

    President Trump’s visit to Israel this week drew praise from some Southern Baptists and led some of them to renew calls for moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. During Trump’s May 22-23 visit to Israel, he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

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