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  • Sports gambling: Pastors ready for fallout

    March 21 2019 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Sports gambling: Pastors ready for fallout

    Americans are expected to wager more than $8 billion on this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament. But according to a new study released today (March 20), don’t bet on many pastors joining in. LifeWay Research’s survey...

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  • Tellers named for 2019 SBC in Birmingham

    March 21 2019 by Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    Tellers named for 2019 SBC in Birmingham

    Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has named tellers for the SBC 2019 annual meeting June 11-12 in Birmingham. “The Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting takes the efforts and selfless contributions of hundreds of...

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  • ‘Pray SBC’ on Facebook connects prayer leaders

    March 21 2019 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Pray SBC’ on Facebook connects prayer leaders

    Prayer leaders across Southern Baptist life have a new opportunity to connect through “Pray SBC.” Launched March 18, Pray SBC is a Facebook group for members to share expertise, ask questions and offer ideas to “foster a culture...

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  • LifeWay to close all brick-and-mortar stores

    March 20 2019 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 1 comments
    LifeWay to close all brick-and-mortar stores

    LifeWay Christian Resources is charting a new course in 2019 marking a strategic shift of resources to a dynamic digital strategy. As part of the transition, LifeWay will close its 170 brick-and-mortar stores in 2019.  

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  • 'Overwhelming' Midwest floods draw SBDR response

    March 20 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    'Overwhelming' Midwest floods draw SBDR response

    Midwest floods that have left at least three people dead and ruined hundreds of homes are being met with a multistate Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) response. "This is overwhelming us," said Frank McCrary, disaster relief...

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  • 280 Christians killed in attacks in Nigeria

    March 20 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    280 Christians killed in attacks in Nigeria

    Christian deaths are spiraling in Nigeria as militant Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram terrorists escalate their attacks, according to reports from religious liberty watchdog groups active there. As many as 280 people were killed in Christian...

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  • Undercover child sex probe leads to Louisville church worker's arrest

    March 19 2019 by Kentucky Today & Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Undercover child sex probe leads to Louisville church worker's arrest

    A former Louisville church employee was arrested Thursday and accused of sending sexual photos and videos to an investigator in an undercover probe. Nicholas James Lynch, 33, who worked at Highview Baptist Church, was arrested following a month...

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  • SBC EC to vote on presidential nominee April 2

    March 19 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC EC to vote on presidential nominee April 2

    The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee (EC) will hold a special called meeting in Dallas April 2 to vote on a presidential nominee, EC chairman Mike Stone announced March 19. The EC’s presidential search committee “has...

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  • Timothy+Barnabas in 25th year for pastors & spouses

    March 19 2019 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Timothy+Barnabas in 25th year for pastors & spouses

    “I heard pastors share stories about how they were close to hanging it up, and I just knew there had to be some way to inspire them to stay the course.” That desire led Johnny Hunt to create what would become Timothy+Barnabas, two of...

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  • Baptist leaders praise housing allowance ruling

    March 19 2019 by Baptist Press & GuideStone Staff | with 0 comments
    Baptist leaders praise housing allowance ruling

    Southern Baptist entity leaders applauded a federal appeals court decision March 15 upholding the constitutionality of the ministerial housing allowance. A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled unanimously the...

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