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  • Outcry at Trump gender memo shows ‘pain,’ confusion

    October 24 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Outcry at Trump gender memo shows ‘pain,’ confusion

    Angry reaction to news the Trump administration may revert to the traditional definition of gender in some federal programs, three evangelical commentators say, reveals society’s confusion and need for ministry. The administration’s proposal “may sound controversial, but it is not,” Andrew Walker of Southern Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission wrote in an Oct. 23 commentary.

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  • Kennedy’s departure opens 2nd seat for Trump to fill

    June 29 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Kennedy’s departure opens 2nd seat for Trump to fill

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement effective July 31, ending 30 years of service that began with his 1988 confirmation in the Ronald Reagan administration. Kennedy’s resignation opens a second seat for President Donald Trump to fill. In 2017, Congress amended rules to allow confirmation of justices by a simple majority vote …

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  • Debate begins on next high court nominee

    June 29 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Debate begins on next high court nominee

    The retirement announcement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy quickly ushered in guessing games on whom President Trump would next nominate to the Supreme Court and how long Roe v. Wade and other rulings would survive. Kennedy, long the high court’s swing vote on controversial decisions, told Trump …

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  • North Korea prisoners’ release spurs hope for revival

    May 11 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    North Korea prisoners’ release spurs hope for revival

    The release of three American Christians from North Korea is hopefully an early sign of Christian revival in the Asian nation, Paul Kim said. “It’s bigger than just releasing the three individuals,” said Kim, Asian American relations consultant to the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee. “I think there will be very exciting things happening.”

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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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  • ‘Second chances’ urged for re-entering prisoners

    April 30 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Second chances’ urged for re-entering prisoners

    A broad and diverse coalition that includes the Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity is pushing reforms in America’s justice system to foster the rehabilitation and societal re-entry of prisoners. Prison Fellowship, the well-known Christian ministry to prisoners and their families, has spearheaded the effort in April through its Second Chance Month initiative.

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  • Trump’s faith focus of book, advisors’ reflections

    February 20 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump’s faith focus of book, advisors’ reflections

    Three Southern Baptist members of an informal evangelical advisory council for President Donald Trump have echoed the assessment of a new book on the president’s faith: he seems to possess a growing eagerness for spiritual knowledge.

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  • Trump at Prayer Breakfast: ‘Lord’s grace all around us’

    February 9 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump at Prayer Breakfast: ‘Lord’s grace all around us’

    America’s heritage of faith and ongoing experience of God’s grace were President Donald Trump’s focus in an address Feb. 8 at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. “Each year, this event reminds us that faith is central to American life and to liberty,” Trump said.

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  • Trump urges unity, but response divided

    February 1 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump urges unity, but response divided

    President Donald Trump called for unity across party lines in his first State of the Union speech. “[I]t is not enough to come together only in times of tragedy. I call upon all of us to set aside our differences ... and to summon the unity we need,” he said.

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  • Views on Trump ‘not a distraction,’ pastors say

    February 1 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Views on Trump ‘not a distraction,’ pastors say

    In the wake of President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, the presidents of five Baptist state conventions say believers in the churches they lead hold diverse views on the commander-in-chief, but such diversity has not distracted or divided the congregations.

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  • Brownback confirmed on Pence tie-breaker

    January 26 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Brownback confirmed on Pence tie-breaker

    The United States once again has an ambassador at large for religious freedom but only by the slimmest of margins. The Senate confirmed Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to the post Jan. 24 by virtue of Vice President Mike Pence’s tie-breaking vote.

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  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders: believer & mom in White House

    January 24 2018 by Brandon Pickett & Maina Mwaura, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: believer & mom in White House

    Experiencing the atmosphere of the West Wing is an unforgettable experience for anyone. But it’s an everyday experience for White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. As the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sanders took an interest in government and politics from an early age.

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  • Continued work for immigration remedy urged

    January 17 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Continued work for immigration remedy urged

    Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and some other evangelical Christian leaders are urging the federal government to continue to work toward a long-term solution for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children in the wake of reported comments by President Donald Trump that have embroiled the effort.

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  • 10 most viewed stories of 2017 at BRnow.org

    December 28 2017 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    10 most viewed stories of 2017 at BRnow.org

    Read the top 10 most viewed stories of the year from BRnow.org. The list includes features on Anne Graham Lotz, as she stepped into the leading role for the National Day of Pryaer and Russell Moore, as he prepared for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s National Conference on parenting.

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  • U.N. said to lack ‘high ground’ for Jerusalem rebuke

    December 26 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    U.N. said to lack ‘high ground’ for Jerusalem rebuke

    The United Nations General Assembly’s resolution “Status of Jerusalem” expressed “deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem” – an apparent reference to President Trump’s Dec. 6 announcement the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move its embassy there.

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