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  • Eagles’ Burton overcomes past, embraces faith

    February 3 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Eagles’ Burton overcomes past, embraces faith

    Trey Burton of the Philadelphia Eagles remembers when his life changed dramatically. He was a junior playing for the University of Florida. Though he was raised in a Christian home and made a profession of faith as a child, his devotion to the Lord had been sporadic. That inconsistency stopped when he walked into his girlfriend’s apartment one day. She handed him a pregnancy test – a positive pregnancy test. The reality of becoming a father and his moral failure was a wake-up call for Burton.

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  • State senator: Abortion & religious liberty battles similar

    April 22 2016 by Alex Sibley, SWBTS | with 0 comments
    State senator: Abortion & religious liberty battles similar

    Texas state Sen. Konni Burton acknowledges that fighting for religious liberty is an uphill battle in today’s culture, but she sees hope. Addressing students at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Burton recalled the Supreme Court’s precedent-setting Roe v. Wade decision, pointing out that many thought it would end the discussion on abortion.

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  • ALS gripped him with life’s ‘big questions’

    December 1 2014 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ALS gripped him with life’s ‘big questions’

    During a routine physical, Jim Burton mentioned a problem with his foot to his doctor, who didn’t seem particularly alarmed yet referred him to a neurologist. After a series of tests, Burton was told he had a preliminary form of ALS and had five to 10 years to live.

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