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  • Grow a healthy worship ministry, avoid ‘war’

    November 2 2018 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Grow a healthy worship ministry, avoid ‘war’

    When Mike Harland joined LifeWay Christian Resources President and CEO Thom S. Rainer a couple of years ago on the “Rainer on Leadership” podcast, he never imagined those conversations about music ministry would lead to writing a book. On Nov. 1, B&H Publishing released the fruit of those discussions …

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  • ERLC’s new machines in Dallas ‘more impactful’

    October 25 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC’s new machines in Dallas ‘more impactful’

    Ultrasound machines – like those placed recently at the Downtown Pregnancy Center in Dallas with the aid of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) – not only help women choose life for their unborn children but create transformative personal stories. The ERLC announced Oct. 13 at its annual national conference …

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  • Evangelicals & politics: Reasons for voting ‘complex’

    October 24 2018 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Evangelicals & politics: Reasons for voting ‘complex’

    Politics is important for most evangelicals, but not so important that they question the faith of those who vote differently from them, a new study shows. A new survey from LifeWay Research sponsored by the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College explored the voting habits and political motivations of three groups of Americans …

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  • ‘Flawed,’ ‘hot mess’ precedent defeats Florida cross

    September 12 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Flawed,’ ‘hot mess’ precedent defeats Florida cross

    If the federal court had its way, a 34-foot cross would remain at its Pensacola, Fla., post. But “flawed precedent” that judges called a “hot mess” forced them to rule otherwise, the judges wrote in their opinion. Judges said their hands were tied by the 1983 ruling in the nearly identical case of ACLU v. Rabun County …

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  • Trucker who killed family of 5 finds mercy

    August 6 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trucker who killed family of 5 finds mercy

    A grieving father’s scripture-laden plea for mercy led to a lenient 180-day jail sentence for the truck driver who killed a missionary family of five in an auto accident last year. Cedric Pals told Keith County (Neb.) District Judge Richard Birch he has experienced “unrelenting anguish” …

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  • World Changers repair homes, deliver meals in Chattanooga

    July 31 2018 by Megan Conley, World Changers | with 0 comments
    World Changers repair homes, deliver meals in Chattanooga

    The sound of hammers radiated down North Chamberlain Avenue in Chattanooga, Tenn. Every few minutes, shingles were tossed off one side of the roof, and new shingles were lined up on the other. Even though this particular July morning had barely begun, the sun was already radiating off the hot tar paper.

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  • Federal court protects liberty, life in Texas case

    July 19 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Federal court protects liberty, life in Texas case

    A federal appeals court ruling that protects a church’s internal communications buttressed both religious freedom and defense of the unborn, according to the Southern Baptist Convention’s church-state entity. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans reversed July 15 a federal judge’s order requiring the Roman Catholic bishops and archbishops of Texas …

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  • SBC event panelists address Trump’s immigration policies

    January 30 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    SBC event panelists address Trump’s immigration policies

    Four hours after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to temporarily close the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, five Christian leaders took the stage Jan. 27 at the Evangelicals for Life conference in Washington, D.C., to discuss how churches and individuals can respond to the complex issues surrounding refugee and immigrant ministry.

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  • Fairness for all, or a few?

    December 9 2016 by J.C. Derrick, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Fairness for all, or a few?

    Presidents of two major evangelical organizations are calling on Christian leaders to consider supporting legislation that would codify rights for LGBT and religious communities in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision last year legalizing same-sex marriage.

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  • Court strikes down abortion provider regulations

    June 28 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Court strikes down abortion provider regulations

    The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a state legislature’s effort to hold abortion providers responsible for the protection of women who use their services. In a 5-3 opinion, the high court ruled portions of a Texas law that regulate abortion doctors and clinics constitute an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to abort her child and are therefore unconstitutional.

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  • New sonogram machine for St. Louis pregnancy center

    June 27 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New sonogram machine for St. Louis pregnancy center

    Abortion-minded women in St. Louis have a new opportunity to learn the truth about their unborn children thanks in part to Southern Baptists. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, announced the placement of a sonogram machine with Thrive St. Louis during the entity’s presentation at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting.

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  • Millennial church launches with eight baptisms

    May 6 2016 by Mark Kelly, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Millennial church launches with eight baptisms

    Some might say Queen Creek, Ariz., is growing fast enough to make a person’s head spin. In just three years, a city of 29,673 southeast of Phoenix has exploded to an estimated 50,000 people. The thought of so many souls deprived of the gospel weighed heavily on Trey Van Camp ...

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  • Doctor, pastor sues Georgia after sermons cost him new job

    April 25 2016 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Doctor, pastor sues Georgia after sermons cost him new job

    A week after offering Eric Walsh a job in 2014 as district health director for Northwest Georgia, state officials combed through his online sermons, which allegedly ranged from topics such as the sin of homosexuality to the corrupting influence of pop culture. After they revoked his job offer, Walsh sued for discrimination.

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  • Georgia fires physician for lay sermons, lawsuit says

    April 22 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Georgia fires physician for lay sermons, lawsuit says

    First Liberty Institute has filed a lawsuit for a bivocational lay minister and physician, Eric Walsh, alleging the state of Georgia fired him a week after he was hired because of sermons he delivered in the pulpit before his employment as a district health director.

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  • SUPER TUESDAY: Voting & the ‘evangelical’

    March 2 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SUPER TUESDAY: Voting & the ‘evangelical’

    Voters went to the polls March 1 in 13 states and one U.S. territory, including several so-called Bible Belt states where evangelical voters were expected to exert considerable influence. Yet confusion over the term “evangelical” has led Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore to stop using it to describe himself – at least during election season.

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