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  • Individual rights & sexuality aired at NOBTS forum

    October 11 2017 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 1 comments
    Individual rights & sexuality aired at NOBTS forum

    Advocates from several perspectives on same-sex marriage discussed the politically charged issues, which often pit the church against the prevailing culture, during a forum at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The “Rights and Sexuality: Where Individual Freedoms and Civil Rights Meet” event was sponsored by the Institute for Faith and the Public Square.

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  • 9Marks conference at SEBTS focuses on church leadership

    October 9 2017 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    9Marks conference at SEBTS focuses on church leadership

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted the ninth year of its 9Marks conference, attended by 747 pastors, ministry leaders and students and viewed by more than 900 live online. Focusing on the topic of church leadership, featured speakers were Mark Dever, Jeramie Rinne, Danny Akin, Thabiti Anyabwile, Burk Parsons and H.B. Charles Jr.

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  • The Money Challenge Q&A with Art Rainer

    October 3 2017 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    The Money Challenge Q&A with Art Rainer

    Art Rainer serves as vice president for institutional advancement at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. Rainer recently authored The Money Challenge, which explores God’s design for money. He has partnered with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina for a series of lunch-and-learn events in various locations across the state this fall.

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  • C3 event roots racial reconciliation in gospel

    October 2 2017 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 0 comments
    C3 event roots racial reconciliation in gospel

    In the wake of current events marked by racial tension, the Courageous Conversations Conference Sept. 16 at Word Tabernacle Church in Rocky Mount, N.C., sought to provide local churches with a “biblical framework to resolve the racial tensions that prevent addressing the spiritual needs of a community.”

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  • Reformation panel promises diverse debate

    October 2 2017 by BR staff | with 0 comments
    Reformation panel promises diverse debate

    Debating the pros and cons of the Reformation in 2017 seems appropriate to Dale Robertson, pastor of North Main Baptist Church in Salisbury. Since Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 theses to a Wittenburg, Germany, church door in 1517 was a call to debate the issues, Robertson feels North Carolina Baptists should be discussing those same issues today.

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  • Congregational singing alive and well at ‘Sing!’ conference

    September 25 2017 by Bob Smietana, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Congregational singing alive and well at ‘Sing!’ conference

    The first time Keith Getty sat down to write the melody for a new hymn, he penned the now-classic tune for “In Christ Alone.” It’s been all downhill from there, Getty said with a wry smile at the recent “Sing!” conference in Nashville. A few of his friends may disagree. ...

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  • Pastors, leaders need to make faith at home a priority

    September 19 2017 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Pastors, leaders need to make faith at home a priority

    Mark Holmen is a husband, father, speaker, author and consultant. He currently serves as executive director of Faith at Home Ministries based in Crosslake, Minn., which seeks to equip congregations to make the home the primary place where faith is nurtured and lived out.

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  • Jen Wilkin shares secret to raising ‘alien’ kids

    September 5 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Jen Wilkin shares secret to raising ‘alien’ kids

    Jen Wilkin, author and director of adult classes for The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, spoke at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s 2017 National Conference in Nashville, Tenn., in a plenary session titled “How to Raise an Alien Child.” She sat for an interview with the Biblical Recorder to discuss the topic in detail.

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  • Moore, Castellanos, Perkins to tackle tough topics at Rocky Mount event

    Word Tabernacle Church in Rocky Mount, N.C., is hosting an event Sept. 16 called the Courageous Conversations Conference, which will feature plenary sessions, workshops and a panel discussion on issues of race and community outreach. The Biblical Recorder asked speakers about the topics they intend to address at the event.

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  • Teach racial unity early, panelists say

    September 1 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Teach racial unity early, panelists say

    Christian parents should start teaching early and model for their children consistently the Bible’s teaching on ethnic diversity, panelists said at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s national conference. The guidance came from a diverse panel addressing the topic “All God’s Children: Growing Kids Who Embrace a Biblical View of Racial Unity.”

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  • SBC’s Brotherhood fondly recalled at 20-year reunion

    August 31 2017 by Tim Yarbrough, IMB & Bill Bangham, Arkansas Baptist News | with 0 comments
    SBC’s Brotherhood fondly recalled at 20-year reunion

    More than 60 former staff members, trustees and volunteers of the Brotherhood Commission gathered for a reunion at the 20-year mark of the closing of the Southern Baptist Convention entity. Some of the attendees came from as far as Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia to celebrate the ministry which made Memphis its home for 59 years.

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  • ERLC conference urges parents to be models for children

    August 29 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC conference urges parents to be models for children

    Christian parents must seek to be what they want their children to become, a sellout audience was told during the final two days of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s 2017 national conference. A diverse collection of speakers – including a United States senator, a filmmaker, storytellers, songwriters, as well as pastors and authors – addressed attendees.

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  • Gospel vital to parenting, speakers at ERLC conference say

    August 28 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gospel vital to parenting, speakers at ERLC conference say

    Christian parents need the gospel and grace-powered effort to rear children faithfully, a capacity crowd heard on the first day of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s 2017 national conference. About 1,300 people gathered Aug. 24 for “Parenting: Christ-centered Parenting in a Complex World” in Nashville.

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  • Parenting about cross bearing, Moore tells ERLC crowd

    August 28 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Parenting about cross bearing, Moore tells ERLC crowd

    Cross-shaped parenting is marked by dependence on God and connection to other Christians, Russell Moore told a sellout audience at a Southern Baptist-sponsored conference. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), delivered the opening keynote address to people gathered for “Parenting: Christ-centered Parenting in a Complex World,” the ERLC’s 2017 national conference.

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  • ERLC parenting conference sells out

    August 25 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC parenting conference sells out

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission kicked off its fourth annual national conference Aug. 24, this time on the topic it receives more inquiries about than any other – parenting. A sellout crowd of about 1,250 people gathered for “Parenting: Christ-centered Parenting in a Complex World.”

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