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  • Gospel harvest plentiful at colleges, leader says

    September 10 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gospel harvest plentiful at colleges, leader says

    More than 700 Tallahassee college students attended the 2018 fall semester launch of City Church U, the college ministry of City Church in Tallahassee, Fla., yielding at least five decisions for Christ. Likely, others will come to Christ as volunteer on-campus student leaders build community among the three colleges the ministry reaches…

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  • GenSend helps students venture to the mission field

    August 2 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    GenSend helps students venture to the mission field

    College-age students are moving to urban areas across North America in search of opportunity. For one group, however, the opportunity they seek is not economic but spiritual. Students who participate in Send Relief’s GenSend program want to further the cause of Christ in areas where the gospel has not taken root.

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  • Criswell College receives $5 million ‘game-changer’

    June 27 2018 by Rob Collingsworth, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Criswell College receives $5 million ‘game-changer’

    Criswell College President Barry Creamer has announced the receipt of a $5 million commitment that will serve as the lead gift for the college’s first-ever residence hall, tentatively set to break ground in the spring of 2019. “This is the most significant thing to happen since Dr. Criswell announced his vision to start this school …

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  • Seminary professor reflects on pleas to flip vote

    January 20 2017 by Marilyn Stewart, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Seminary professor reflects on pleas to flip vote

    A raucous presidential election year turned personal for Lloyd Harsch, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary history professor, when his seminary inbox filled with more than 90,000 emails from distraught voters. Harsch is a member of this year’s Electoral College.

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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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  • Myanmar refugees make journey of faith

    August 9 2016 by Amy B. McCraw, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments
    Myanmar refugees make journey of faith

    The group of students who sat in the chapel at Fruitland Baptist Bible College one recent day appeared to be typical college students taking summer classes. But after meeting these students, it quickly became clear they were anything but typical. These students came to the United States after their families fled political unrest in Myanmar.

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  • CCCU board considers membership requirements

    July 29 2016 by J.C. Derrick, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    CCCU board considers membership requirements

    The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities board of directors is considering recommendations for new membership and affiliate guidelines during meetings this week, amid differences over same-sex marriage hiring policies. The regular July board meeting comes after a special task force spent nine months exploring the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities categories of affiliation.

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  • Abortion, teen sex omitted as suicide risks

    July 14 2016 by Daniel Woodman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion, teen sex omitted as suicide risks

    An article on adolescent suicide in the medical journal Pediatrics reflects a trend in modern pediatric medicine by omitting mention of sexual activity and elective abortion as “significant risk factors” for teen suicide, according the American College of Pediatricians, a socially conservative medical association.

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  • Spanish devotional to aid in cross-cultural discipleship

    June 13 2016 by Liz Tablazon, BR staff writer | with 0 comments
    Spanish devotional to aid in cross-cultural discipleship

    Imagine an old bed, said Greg Mathis, senior pastor of Mud Creek Baptist Church in Hendersonville. After years of routine use, it becomes soft in the middle but firm on each end. The same is true of many Christians’ understanding of salvation. “Where most [people] struggle is in this day-to-day process of sanctification,” Mathis explained.

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  • Incarcerated women receive milestone degrees

    May 31 2016 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Incarcerated women receive milestone degrees

    Having overcome a crisis of faith to complete her college degree, Brenda Thornton walked the chapel stage at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women. Thornton was one of 13 graduates in the first-ever awarding of bachelor degrees at the prison by Leavell College, marking a milestone for the program that began five years ago.

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  • Chinese student becomes leader in campus ministry

    May 6 2016 by Scott Barkley, Georgia Christian Index | with 0 comments
    Chinese student becomes leader in campus ministry

    For a long time, international student Hilary Tong’s personality reflected how she lived her faith. Quiet. Reserved about her relationship with Christ. That may sound odd for a communications major. But there’s a meticulousness in how the Chinese native now is more outward in her witness among international students at her college and throughout Georgia.

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  • Louisiana College, former president part ways

    April 15 2016 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Louisiana College, former president part ways

    Louisiana College’s (LC) strained relationship with former President Joe Aguillard has returned to the news. The college has released a statement that Aguillard no longer has the title of “president emeritus” according to trustee action on April 12. Aguillard was LC’s president from 2005 to 2014.

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  • Orphan finds heavenly Father, shares story

    February 26 2016 by Jessica Vanderpool, Arkansas Baptist New | with 1 comments
    Orphan finds heavenly Father, shares story

    Anitha Kobusingye shared her testimony at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock in honor of Black History Month. Kobusingye’s Feb. 11 speaking engagement at the college also served as a book release for her autobiography Born Anonymous …

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  • Campus outreach in ‘emerging regions’: ‘less is more’

    February 8 2016 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Campus outreach in ‘emerging regions’: ‘less is more’

    When the Emerging Regions State Collegiate Leaders working group met at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, the 25 participants traveled from places like Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and West Virginia as well as Canada. The leaders represented a wide range of approaches from campus-based to church-based college ministries …

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  • Autism becomes ‘one of God’s greatest gifts’

    February 1 2016 by Robert Chapman, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Autism becomes ‘one of God’s greatest gifts’

    When missionary kid Steven Kunkel was four he was diagnosed with severe autism and told he would never live on his own or speak. Against the advice of the doctor his parents took him back overseas to Uruguay and by age 15, Kunkel spoke three languages.

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