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  • NFL’s Watson aids life through Psalm 139

    November 14 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NFL’s Watson aids life through Psalm 139

    National Football League player Benjamin Watson has again joined with the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) ethics entity to provide an ultrasound machine for the benefit of women in crisis pregnancies. Watson, a veteran tight end with the New Orleans Saints, and his wife Kirsten donated a machine through the Psalm 139 Project …

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  • Faith, technology, innovation explored at conference

    November 14 2018 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Faith, technology, innovation explored at conference

    In the future, could a machine lead a human to faith in Christ? Actually, it’s already been done, said data scientist Daniel Whitenack. At Faith Leads Tech, a conference hosted Nov. 9 at LifeWay Christian Resources’ corporate headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., Whitenack described a chatbot that uses artificial intelligence (AI) software to tell people about Jesus.

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  • Biblical Recorder skips last December issue

    November 13 2018 by BR staff | with 0 comments
    Biblical Recorder skips last December issue

    The Biblical Recorder will not publish the Dec. 29 issue of the news journal in order to allow our staff as well as our print and mailing partners time with their families on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Two other issues dated Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 will be published on schedule.

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  • Q&A: Loritts on racism, ethnicity and being an ‘insider-outsider’

    November 12 2018 by Maina Mwaura, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments
    Q&A: Loritts on racism, ethnicity and being an ‘insider-outsider’

    Bryan Loritts is the son of a well-known evangelical preacher, Crawford Loritts, and has himself become a popular speaker and author in evangelical circles. He is the lead pastor of Abundant Life Church in the Silicon Valley area of California and president of The Kainos Movement …

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  • Pastors see economic turnaround in 2018 giving

    November 8 2018 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Pastors see economic turnaround in 2018 giving

    The economic recovery appears to have reached the offering plate, according to a new study released Nov. 7. Today, 8 in 10 Protestant pastors (79 percent) say the total offerings at their church this year are at or above last year’s levels, including 42 percent who say this year is ahead of last year.

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  • Pakistan may review Bibi acquittal, forbids travel

    November 7 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pakistan may review Bibi acquittal, forbids travel

    Christian mother Asia Bibi’s freedom is once again in jeopardy, just days after Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted her of blasphemy and freed her from death row. The government is allowing her detractors to request a review of the Oct. 31 acquittal and are forbidding Bibi to flee the country, The Guardian reported Nov. 2.

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  • N.C. Baptists adopt resolution honoring Billy Graham

    November 6 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists adopt resolution honoring Billy Graham

    Two days before what would have been the late Rev. Billy Graham’s 100th birthday, N.C. Baptists adopted a resolution honoring the life, ministry and legacy of the renowned evangelist during the opening session of the 2018 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Annual Meeting on Monday, Nov. 5 in Greensboro, N.C.

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  • Opioid crisis emerges as key W.Va. Baptist ministry

    October 26 2018 by Ken Walker, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Opioid crisis emerges as key W.Va. Baptist ministry

    Soon after West Virginia Baptists passed a resolution last November urging churches to get involved in addressing the opioid crisis, the state’s Upper Ohio Valley Baptist Association started preliminary planning for a Celebrate Recovery group. After five months of leader training, an interdenominational group of churches in the Moundsville area hosted their first Celebrate Recovery meeting in early September.

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  • GuideStone: 2019 health plans to see added benefits

    October 25 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone: 2019 health plans to see added benefits

    Consultations with doctors through telemedicine will be available at no out-of-pocket charge for the majority of participants in the health plans of GuideStone Financial Services in 2019. The popular Teladoc service provides a consultation with board-certified physicians via phone or computer.

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  • ERLC’s new machines in Dallas ‘more impactful’

    October 25 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC’s new machines in Dallas ‘more impactful’

    Ultrasound machines – like those placed recently at the Downtown Pregnancy Center in Dallas with the aid of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) – not only help women choose life for their unborn children but create transformative personal stories. The ERLC announced Oct. 13 at its annual national conference …

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  • Robinsons touched 65 lives by fostering, adoption

    October 23 2018 by Katelyn Goodwin, Missouri Pathway | with 0 comments
    Robinsons touched 65 lives by fostering, adoption

    Few people have hearts as big as Ron and Terri Robinson. In 40 years of marriage, Ron followed his calling to ministry and pastored several Baptist churches with Terri at his right hand, opening their hearts to the communities they served. Then they opened their hearts to a new calling from God as foster parents.

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  • No single artist dominated 2018 Dove Awards

    October 19 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    No single artist dominated 2018 Dove Awards

    Cory Asbury’s “Reckless Love” ballad garnered the worship pastor three wins at the 2018 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, but no single artist dominated the night that recognizes work in 40 categories. Reckless Love was named Song of the Year, Worship Song of the Year and Worship Album of the Year at the 49th annual event …

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  • Christian, ethnic persecution ‘nightmare’ in China

    October 11 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Christian, ethnic persecution ‘nightmare’ in China

    Christians and ethnic minorities are living a “nightmare” in China under President Xi Jinping, a congressional commission report released Oct. 10 documents. Jinping’s unmerciful program to “Sinicize” religion into a government-controlled framework, marginalize ethnic minorities including Uyghur Muslims, and redefine human rights intensified in 2018, making life a nightmare for civilians …

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  • Christian mother’s life in hands of Pakistani court

    October 10 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christian mother’s life in hands of Pakistani court

    Christian mother Asia Bibi only offered a Muslim coworker a drink of water. Subsequently convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death in 2010, Bibi awaits the result of her final court appeal heard Oct. 8. The coworker said Bibi’s Christianity made the water ceremonially unclean, setting off a chain of false accusations …

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  • Old Testament’s viability for preaching underscored

    October 5 2018 by SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Old Testament’s viability for preaching underscored

    When the apostles preached the gospel of Jesus Christ, they used Old Testament texts. Preachers in the New Testament era possess the completed canon of scripture, but that shouldn’t mean they rely exclusively on the New Testament when preaching Christ, Philip Ryken stated during the 2018 E.Y. Mullins Lectures on Christian Preaching at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Sept. 26-27.

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