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  • ‘Word Matters’ podcast celebrates 50th episode

    July 20 2018 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    ‘Word Matters’ podcast celebrates 50th episode

    Bible readers may be tempted to skip challenging passages like 1 Corinthians 15:29, which speaks of people being baptized for the dead, or Genesis 6:4, which references the Nephilim – a mysterious people the King James Version calls giants. But puzzling passages like these are worth extra attention for Brandon Smith and Trevin Wax.

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  • SBC ends relationship with DC convention

    May 23 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC ends relationship with DC convention

    After nearly a year and a half of discussions concerning a Washington church with lesbian co-pastors, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has notified the District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC) that “the formal relationship between the SBC and the DCBC has come to an end.”

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  • Mohler tells NRB of ‘new regime of invented rights’

    The liberties enshrined in the Constitution are today “confused, contorted, and sometimes even condemned,” R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said at the National Religious Broadcasters’ First Amendment Lunch. “Religious freedom, freedom of speech and the freedom of the press are all threatened even as other rights are marginalized,” Mohler said.

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  • Prayers, unity highlight Day of Prayer event in Capitol

    May 7 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Prayers, unity highlight Day of Prayer event in Capitol

    Southern Baptist and other evangelical speakers called for, and hundreds of participants prayed for, unity in the church and country during a National Day of Prayer (NDOP) observance May 3 in the U.S. Capitol. The televised evening event came near the close of the United States’ 67th annual observance of the NDOP.

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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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  • 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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  • Baptists join podcast boom

    April 16 2018 by BR Staff | with 2 comments
    Baptists join podcast boom

    The digital world of podcasts is expanding at a remarkable pace, and many Southern Baptists are taking advantage of the audio platform’s popularity to broadcast their message across the web. Unlike articles and some other sources of information, podcasts allow for personal, conversational interaction with current events, said Amy Whitfield.

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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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  • NRB to resume 1940s-era fight against censorship

    March 13 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NRB to resume 1940s-era fight against censorship

    A new National Religious Broadcasters initiative represents a return to its mid-1940s roots to now protect freedom of religion and speech in a digital age, NRB President Jerry A. Johnson said in his report at Proclaim 18, the association’s International Christian Media Convention.

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  • Pence: Christian communicators needed ‘more than ever’

    March 1 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pence: Christian communicators needed ‘more than ever’

    In a time plagued by evil, Americans need the ministry and message provided by Christian communicators, Vice President Mike Pence said Feb. 27 at the National Religious Broadcasters’ annual convention. Pence told the audience of communication professionals, “[Y]our ministry, your message, your values are needed now more than ever before.”

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  • Billy Graham to lie in honor in coffin made by prisoners

    February 26 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham to lie in honor in coffin made by prisoners

    The late beloved evangelist Billy Graham, who ministered to both the disenfranchised and the most powerful, will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in a pinewood coffin fashioned by prisoners’ hands. The viewing will mark only the fourth time a private citizen has been so honored.

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  • NRB Internet Freedom Watch shines light on censorship

    December 14 2017 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NRB Internet Freedom Watch shines light on censorship

    National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is drawing attention to online censorship of Christian and conservative speech by tech companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and Apple by launching a new initiative – Internet Freedom Watch. Sen. Ted Cruz, R.-Texas, and a former Federal Communications Commission commissioner applauded the NRB initiative.

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  • Attack on religious liberty focus of NRB panel

    March 10 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Attack on religious liberty focus of NRB panel

    Three clients of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) described their battles for religious liberty March 2 at National Religious Broadcasters’ convention, Proclaim 17, in Orlando. A wedding cinematographer, preschool director and former fire chief shared about their legal efforts in a public policy session sponsored by ADF.

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  • Free speech mission ‘indispensable,’ says NRB leader

    March 3 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Free speech mission ‘indispensable,’ says NRB leader

    Protecting the freedom of speech is as vital to the National Religious Broadcasters’ mission today as it was when the association was founded in 1944, the group’s president and CEO, Jerry A. Johnson, said. Johnson gave his speech at the Orlando World Center Marriott in the opening session of the International Christian Media Convention.

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  • Evangelicals joust over Trump

    September 22 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Evangelicals joust over Trump

    Evangelical leaders debated the appropriateness of a vote for Donald Trump during an event at the National Press Club sponsored by the National Religious Broadcasters. Two supporters of the Republican nominee traded opinions with two of his opponents as a divisive campaign moves toward the Nov. 8 election.

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