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  • Biblical Recorder skips last December issue

    November 13 2018 by BR staff | with 0 comments
    Biblical Recorder skips last December issue

    The Biblical Recorder will not publish the Dec. 29 issue of the news journal in order to allow our staff as well as our print and mailing partners time with their families on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Two other issues dated Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 will be published on schedule.

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  • Building honors 105-year-old M.O. Owens

    November 12 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Building honors 105-year-old M.O. Owens

    Gaston Christian School in Gastonia honored M.O. Owens Jr. in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new 26,000-square-foot facility Nov. 8. The Dr. M.O. Owens Worship and Fine Arts Center bears the name of a North Carolina Baptist preacher who recently celebrated his 105th birthday and is the founding visionary of the school.

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  • An exodus from Venezuela & new ministry in Chile

    Insecure and unstable describe life in Venezuela. The country is running out of food. It has recorded more murders – 28,000 in 2017 – than countries at war. Venezuela’s population of 30 million people is decreasing, with more than 4 million emigrations in the past 10 years. 

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  • LifeWay search committee now accepting nominations

    October 9 2018 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    LifeWay search committee now accepting nominations

    The LifeWay Christian Resources presidential search committee is accepting nominations for a successor to Thom Rainer, chairman Kent Dacus has announced. The search committee met Monday, Sept. 24, to develop a process for their search of the new LifeWay president and CEO, Dacus reported.

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  • 2017-18 Lottie Moon offering nears $159 million

    October 8 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    2017-18 Lottie Moon offering nears $159 million

    In the 100th anniversary since Southern Baptists named their global mission offering in honor of esteemed missionary Lottie Moon, churches gave $158.9 million to sustain their international missionaries worldwide – the second-highest Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions ever received. 

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  • Old Testament’s viability for preaching underscored

    October 5 2018 by SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Old Testament’s viability for preaching underscored

    When the apostles preached the gospel of Jesus Christ, they used Old Testament texts. Preachers in the New Testament era possess the completed canon of scripture, but that shouldn’t mean they rely exclusively on the New Testament when preaching Christ, Philip Ryken stated during the 2018 E.Y. Mullins Lectures on Christian Preaching at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Sept. 26-27.

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  • Panel OKs Kavanaugh, but delay urged for floor vote

    October 1 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Panel OKs Kavanaugh, but delay urged for floor vote

    The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee forwarded the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh along deeply divided party lines Friday afternoon (Sept. 28) but with the understanding a floor vote on his confirmation would be delayed for a FBI investigation into a sexual assault charge against the nominee. 

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  • LifeWay workers ‘fine’ after bullet destroys window

    September 24 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    LifeWay workers ‘fine’ after bullet destroys window

    “Employees are fine” after a bullet destroyed a fifth-floor window at LifeWay Christian Resources’ downtown Nashville complex, company spokesperson Carol Pipes told Baptist Press. “We’re just really thankful no one was hurt,” said Pipes, LifeWay director of corporate communications, who noted police are investigating the incident. The window, destroyed …

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  • Academic competition to debut for Christian schools

    September 11 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Academic competition to debut for Christian schools

    The Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS) has announced it will begin an online-based academic competition, Knowledge Quest, for its member schools next spring. Students from third grade through 12th grade can complete test modules in individual core subjects, electives and Bible knowledge, competing with other schools without having to travel …

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  • TRUSTEES: ERLC names Mohler, Waggoner for key awards

    September 7 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    TRUSTEES: ERLC names Mohler, Waggoner for key awards

    Trustees of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission approved a seminary president and a courtroom advocate as recipients of the Southern Baptist entity’s 2018 awards Wednesday (Sept. 5) during their annual meeting. The ERLC board unanimously endorsed R. Albert Mohler Jr. for the Distinguished Christian Service Award and Kristen Waggoner for the Religious Liberty Award.

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  • Hindu nationalists host world conference in U.S.

    September 6 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hindu nationalists host world conference in U.S.

    An international Hindu confab in the U.S. that organizers describe as a unity initiative will include radical and violent Hindu nationalists, International Christian Concern (ICC) charged Sept. 5. The second World Hindu Congress convening Sept. 7-9 in Chicago will encourage the use of Hindu philosophy, according to event organizers, to address issues of politics, education and commerce …

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  • McGill resigns Dublin church, focuses on The Lake Church

    September 4 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    McGill resigns Dublin church, focuses on The Lake Church

    Cameron McGill, former president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, announced his resignation as pastor of Dublin First Baptist Church to assume responsibilities as pastor of The Lake Church in White Lake, N.C. He has led both churches since The Lake Church launched in 2014.

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  • Abortion procedure legal in U.S. draws ire in England

    August 31 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion procedure legal in U.S. draws ire in England

    An abortion procedure in use for 17 years in the U.S. is drawing ire from a Christian medical group as England prepares to adopt the practice by year’s end. Under the new plan, women in England will be allowed to take at home the second dose of the pharmaceutical combo commonly called the abortion pill, BBC news reported Aug. 25.

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  • LifeWay’s Rainer to retire

    August 28 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    LifeWay’s Rainer to retire

    Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, told the organization’s board of trustees Aug. 27 that he is retiring. Rainer, 63, plans to step down whenever a replacement is named or after one year, according to a LifeWay announcement published late Monday evening.

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  • Pew: African, Latin American Christians most committed

    August 27 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pew: African, Latin American Christians most committed

    Commitment to prayer, church attendance and religion is highest among Christians in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, Pew Research Center said Aug. 22 in an analysis of data collected over the past 10 years. In the U.S., Christians register comparatively high levels of religious commitment among the most developed countries, …

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