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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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  • Black church conference: nurture, fellowship & praise

    July 20 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Black church conference: nurture, fellowship & praise

    Southern Baptist African-American pastor Ryan Rice, founder and leader of Life Church in New Orleans, is experiencing the first Black Church Leadership and Family Conference. “To see other pastors who look like me ... and have flourished in their families and their ministries – that’s been a huge blessing and an encouragement,” Rice said.

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  • Pastor compensation studied by financial planner

    July 20 2017 by Michael Foust, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Pastor compensation studied by financial planner

    It happens often in Southern Baptist life: A church offers a prospective pastor a salary it thinks is reasonable, and the pastor – not wanting to appear greedy – begrudgingly accepts. But down the road, when tax season arrives or when retirement approaches, the pastor realizes he should have spoken up.

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  • Rural church’s student ministry called ‘a God thing’

    July 20 2017 by Dan Steinbeck, Missouri Pathway | with 0 comments
    Rural church’s student ministry called ‘a God thing’

    The numbers don’t add up, humanly speaking. Rock Springs Baptist Church averages 120 in Sunday services. Yet they run about 180 in student ministry on Wednesdays. “It’s a God thing. It has nothing to do with me,” pastor John Jordan said. “I’m just blessed to come in at the onset of this.”

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  • Physical therapist doubles as bivocational pastor

    July 20 2017 by Katie Coleman, SWBTS | with 0 comments
    Physical therapist doubles as bivocational pastor

    Francis Calimbahin’s schedule reflects the numerous responsibilities of life, ministry and a career as a licensed physical therapist. Managing his schedule is often complicated but his calling is simple: serve the Lord and make disciples. Calimbahin embraces life as a bivocational pastor of Caprock Church in Arlington, Texas.

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  • ‘Bag ladies’ crochet & pray for the homeless

    July 20 2017 by Emily Howsden, Oklahoma Baptist Messenger | with 0 comments
    ‘Bag ladies’ crochet & pray for the homeless

    It started with a magazine article that Eileen Atkins read about church members making mats out of plastic bags and giving them to the homeless. Eileen Atkins holds a completed mat for the homeless made by the “bag ladies” of First Baptist Church in Bethany, Okla.

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