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  • Marriage, race among top issues for ERLC in 2015

    January 4 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Marriage, race among top issues for ERLC in 2015

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) addressed same-sex marriage, religious freedom, racial reconciliation, the sanctity of human life and politics among other issues in a tumultuous year for social and church-state issues. The ERLC sponsored conferences and panel discussions, provided resources to equip pastors and churches, and advocated …

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  • Year in Review: Southern Baptist personalities in the news

    December 30 2015 by Emily Blake, BR Editorial Aide | with 0 comments
    Year in Review: Southern Baptist personalities in the news

    The day before native North Carolinian Billy Graham turned 97, the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh opened a 5,000-square-foot exhibit honoring the life of the famed Baptist evangelist. The free, privately funded exhibit opened Nov. 6 and will be on display through July 10, 2016.

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  • Year in Review: BRnow.org readers name top stories of 2015

    December 30 2015 by Liz Tablazon, BR staff writer | with 0 comments
    Year in Review: BRnow.org readers name top stories of 2015

    The Jan. 2 edition of the Biblical Recorder outlines news highlights that defined 2015. Our readers chose many of the stories listed in our yearly review by sharing them on social media or viewing them at brnow.org. Last year a total of 6.9 million visitors depended on the website for news and information with a biblical worldview.

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  • Year in Review: SBC moves forward on mission in 2015

    December 29 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Year in Review: SBC moves forward on mission in 2015

    IMB leaders announced an organizational restructuring plan Aug. 27. that will reduce personnel expenses and balance their budget. IMB’s 2014 fiscal goals fell $21 million short. Deficits totaled more than $210 million in the last six years. The plan includes two personnel reduction phases.

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  • Year in Review: N.C. Baptists emphasize discipleship in 2015

    December 29 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Year in Review: N.C. Baptists emphasize discipleship in 2015

    For the past 10 years, N.C. Baptists had increased the money allocated to CP by a half-percent each year. Convention leaders announced a new church health and revitalization team as well as Peoples Next Door N.C. to help churches discover, engage and share Christ with internationals living in their communities.

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  • Year in review: 2015 featured challenging cultural issues

    December 29 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Year in review: 2015 featured challenging cultural issues

    Supreme Court justices ruled in a 5-4 decision June 26 that same-sex marriage is a 14th Amendment right, effectively legalizing the practice in all 50 states. The ruling sparked a series of discrimination lawsuits against business owners and civil magistrates who oppose same-sex marriage for sincerely held religious beliefs.

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  • IMB workers declare God’s glory in 2015

    December 28 2015 by IMB | with 0 comments
    IMB workers declare God’s glory in 2015

    Though lives continue to turn toward Christ in global cities and extreme places like jungles, deserts and war zones, economic circumstances called for the retirement of 600-800 IMB missionaries and home office staff through a voluntary retirement incentive this year. Amid challenges, the IMB shared the following images, stories and videos …

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