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  • Therapy bans, the new battlefield

    April 11 2018 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD Digital | with 0 comments
    Therapy bans, the new battlefield

    In the last few weeks, at least four states have taken action on laws barring therapists from counseling individuals about their sexual orientation or gender identity, other than to encourage homosexuality or transgenderism. Supporters of the laws argue the bans protect people from ineffective and abusive methods.

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  • Quadrupling CP giving, church plant casts vision

    April 3 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Quadrupling CP giving, church plant casts vision

    A Denver-area church plant, in only its third year, voted to quadruple its giving through the Cooperative Program, realizing the value of the missions-support system that has aided them – and through which they can help reach the world for Christ.

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  • Loneliness: Pastors highlight need for community

    March 14 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Loneliness: Pastors highlight need for community

    Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., and Denver were named America’s loneliest cities in a recent study, but pastors in those cities are not surprised. They say the transient nature of modern life, along with selfishness and technology contribute to people feeling alone despite being surrounded by people.

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  • State convention building sales accumulate

    December 21 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    State convention building sales accumulate

    At its annual meeting, the Colorado Baptist General Convention (CBGC) announced plans to sell its Denver-area office building and relocate to a smaller facility nearby. As CBGC executive director Nathan Lorick put it, the convention’s “desire in selling our building is to maximize the reach of our dollars through minimizing our space needs.”

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  • Colo. Baptists seek revival, anticipate building sale

    October 20 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Colo. Baptists seek revival, anticipate building sale

    A focus on revival and an announcement the Colorado Baptist General Convention will sell its Denver-area office building were among highlights of the convention’s Oct. 9-10 annual meeting at Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church in Aurora, Colo. Colorado Baptists celebrated their first annual meeting with Nathan Lorick as CBGC executive director.

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  • Court urged to protect cake artist’s religious freedom

    September 12 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Court urged to protect cake artist’s religious freedom

    Forcing an artist to create a cake for a same-sex wedding in contradiction to his beliefs is a “de facto religious test” that violates the First Amendment, the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) said. The ERLC urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower-court ruling in a friend-of-the-court brief.

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  • Texas evangelism leader Nathan Lorick new Colorado executive

    July 18 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Texas evangelism leader Nathan Lorick new Colorado executive

    Colorado Baptists elected Texas evangelism leader Nathan Lorick as the new executive director in a near unanimous vote. Lorick, director of evangelism for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and a former senior pastor, replaces retiring executive director Mark Edlund, who held the Colorado post for more than 15 years.

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  • Church planters no longer alone in Colorado town

    March 10 2017 by Jim Burton, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Church planters no longer alone in Colorado town

    Two months after settling about 900 miles north of their native Texas, Kelly and Brandi Parrish were sitting on the living room floor on Christmas Eve 2013 with their four children lighting Advent candles. They had come to plant a church. For Christmas Eve 2014, the Parrishes hosted a gathering that was standing room only.

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  • ‘Devastating’ wildfires spur DR teams to action

    March 9 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Devastating’ wildfires spur DR teams to action

    Wildfires from Colorado to Florida have burned more than 1 million acres, killed at least seven people and led to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) activity in four states. Baptist state conventions in Oklahoma and Kansas-Nebraska are engaged in active DR ministry while volunteers in Texas and Colorado are preparing to deploy if necessary.

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  • One-third of Colorado hospitals opt out of assisted suicide

    February 3 2017 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    One-third of Colorado hospitals opt out of assisted suicide

    Nearly one-third of Colorado hospitals say they will not allow doctors at their facilities to kill patients under the state’s new physician-assisted suicide law. Recently, two of the state’s largest hospital systems released statements saying they plan to “opt out” of a state law legalizing the prescription of life-ending medication to terminally ill patients.

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  • Colorado Baptists seek new executive director

    January 11 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Colorado Baptists seek new executive director

    The Colorado Baptist General Convention is receiving applications for a new executive director to replace Mark Edlund, retiring in July after 15 years of service. The executive director would serve a unified and healthy convention of 391 churches and church plants in one of the fastest growing states in the nation.

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  • Physician-assisted suicide approved in Colorado

    November 10 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Physician-assisted suicide approved in Colorado

    Colorado voters overwhelmingly legalized physician-assisted suicide, joining five other states where similar laws already exist. The new law allows terminally ill patients with under six months to live, as diagnosed by at least two physicians, to self-administer drugs prescribed by a physician to induce “peaceful death,” according to the Colorado Legislature website.

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  • Colorado voters may legalize assisted suicide

    November 2 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Colorado voters may legalize assisted suicide

    Colorado may be on the verge of becoming the latest state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. The state’s voters will decide the fate of a ballot initiative that would enable doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to people who have been diagnosed with terminal illnesses and supposedly have less than six months to live.

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  • ‘A great ride.’ Colorado Executive Mark Edlund retiring

    November 2 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘A great ride.’ Colorado Executive Mark Edlund retiring

    A restructured executive board, a western state office and a renewed emphasis on prayer are among the improvements Mark Edlund has spearheaded during his 15 years as executive director and treasurer of the Colorado Baptist General Convention. Edlund is retiring in July 2017 from the post he has held since 2001.

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  • Legal pot is sowing seeds of illegal growing in Colorado

    June 8 2016 by Margaret Tazioli, World News Service | with 0 comments
    Legal pot is sowing seeds of illegal growing in Colorado

    Four years after Colorado legalized the use and sale of marijuana, at least one critic is saying, we told you so. In Colorado, anyone over the age of 21 can grow up to six marijuana plants in an “enclosed, locked space.” But pot growers with bigger ambitions are flocking to the state.

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