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  • Collegiate ministers get ‘fresh take’ at LifeWay summit

    May 7 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Collegiate ministers get ‘fresh take’ at LifeWay summit

    A triennial gathering involving hundreds of collegiate ministry workers “inspires us to go back to our campus with new ideas and a fresh take on things,” said Arkansas campus minister Dawn Reed. That’s why she returned to LifeWay Christian Resources’ Collegiate Summit, hosted this year May 2-4.

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  • Local events, faith initiative mark 67th Day of Prayer

    May 4 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Local events, faith initiative mark 67th Day of Prayer

    Multitudes prayed in thousands of venues on the 2018 National Day of Prayer, capped with a televised national prayer service scheduled May 3 in the U.S. Capitol. Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference President H.B. Charles was a main speaker at the 67th annual observance in Washington.

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  • LINK Conference: ‘A catalyst toward change’ in multicultural ministry

    On April 13, the Kingdom Diversity Initiative at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted the LINK Conference to discuss how to put multicultural passion into informed practice. Due to racism’s damaging effects, speakers at the conference gave multiple perspectives for how a church can begin breaking down barriers within congregations.

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  • Fox News host urges communicators to live out faith

    April 25 2018 by Timothy Cockes, SBC of Virginia | with 0 comments
    Fox News host urges communicators to live out faith

    Fox News host Shannon Bream spoke to fellow Christian communicators about the importance of living a daily testimony of faith. Bream spoke during the Baptist Communicators Association workshop in Washington, D.C. Although things may get difficult, she shared, it is important for Christians to hold to principles they believe in.

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  • SBC called ‘force multiplier’ for local churches

    April 18 2018 by SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    SBC called ‘force multiplier’ for local churches

    The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a “force multiplier” for local churches, noted Mark Dever during a public conversation with R. Albert Mohler Jr. “As a gospel Christian who wants to see the gospel taken to the ends of the earth, I think the SBC is a force multiplier,” Dever explained.

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  • Racism, sexual sin among T4G speakers’ topics

    April 18 2018 by SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Racism, sexual sin among T4G speakers’ topics

    Racism and sexual sin were among the facets of holiness addressed during the 2018 Together for the Gospel conference during nine plenary sessions attended by more than 12,500 evangelicals. “Distinct from the world” was the theme of the April 11-13 sessions in the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, Ky.

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  • TFNG apologetics conference tackles tough issues

    April 17 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    TFNG apologetics conference tackles tough issues

    Alex McFarland’s annual Truth for a New Generation apologetics conference recently drew hundreds to the facilities of Life Community Church in Greensboro. The event called on Christians to address changing cultural issues. The conference opened March 23 with Abraham Hamilton III, general counsel and chief policy analyst for the American Family Association.

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  • Mike Pence meeting sparks reports, prayer in churches

    April 17 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Mike Pence meeting sparks reports, prayer in churches

    Prayer for America’s leaders and reports of a pastors’ meeting with Vice President Mike Pence were among the components of worship in some Southern Baptist churches April 15. The prayer times and reports followed an April 11 meeting involving Pence and several dozen pastors and their wives in Washington for the Mega Metro Conference.

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  • National Day of Prayer: Unity in nation, among churches

    April 17 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    National Day of Prayer: Unity in nation, among churches

    Unity across the nation and among churches spanning all denominations, generations, races and cultures is the overarching plea of the 2018 National Day of Prayer, scheduled for May 3. Mobilizing people across the nation in public prayer events May 3 is the day’s goal, event president Ronnie Floyd said at nationaldayofprayer.org.

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  • Housing discrimination still draws focus 50 years later

    April 13 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Housing discrimination still draws focus 50 years later

    On the 50th anniversary of America’s Fair Housing Act, Baptists noted progress in eliminating race-based housing discrimination while also citing a need for further improvement. Economist and ethicist Craig Mitchell said the volume of housing discrimination today isn’t “anywhere near” what it was “50 years ago or 30 years ago.”

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  • Livestream for MLK50 surpasses 1 million views

    April 13 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Livestream for MLK50 surpasses 1 million views

    An evangelical Christian conference honoring Martin Luther King Jr. found an audience that far surpassed even the 4,000 people gathered April 3-4 at the Memphis Convention Center. The number of views of the conference’s proceedings by live video streaming exceeded one million, The Gospel Coalition announced April 9.

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  • SBC should reflect diverse makeup, MLK50 panelists say

    April 9 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC should reflect diverse makeup, MLK50 panelists say

    Southern Baptists should build on and apply the historic 1995 resolution on racial reconciliation while always being ready to repudiate racism, panelists said April 4 at a conference commemorating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

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  • Call for diversity in SBC leadership resonates at MLK50

    April 6 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Call for diversity in SBC leadership resonates at MLK50

    Multiple speakers at the MLK50 Conference in Memphis, Tenn., made calls to action for racial unity in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), but Vance Pitman, pastor of Hope Church in Las Vegas, specifically charged two of the denomination’s entities to make definitive progress toward ethnic diversity in coming months.

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  • MLK50: Christians must pay price for racial unity

    April 6 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    MLK50: Christians must pay price for racial unity

    Evangelical Christians must be willing to pay the price to gain racial unity, speakers said April 4 at a conference on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The final day of the conference occurred as the country remembered King, who was shot down April 4, 1968.

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  • Southern Baptists, others lament at MLK50 conference

    April 5 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Southern Baptists, others lament at MLK50 conference

    MLK50 conference conveners lamented and asked God for brokenness in the evangelical church during a time of prayer at the close April 3 of the first day of a gathering to honor the life and legacy of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

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