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  • Abortion procedure legal in U.S. draws ire in England

    August 31 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion procedure legal in U.S. draws ire in England

    An abortion procedure in use for 17 years in the U.S. is drawing ire from a Christian medical group as England prepares to adopt the practice by year’s end. Under the new plan, women in England will be allowed to take at home the second dose of the pharmaceutical combo commonly called the abortion pill, BBC news reported Aug. 25.

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  • Connecticut ‘surprised by grace’ of DR response to storms

    June 28 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Connecticut ‘surprised by grace’ of DR response to storms

    Hundreds of Southern Baptists from 13 states are helping Connecticut residents after tornadoes destroyed 300 homes there in May, disaster relief (DR) leader Tim Buehner told Baptist Press. Chaplaincy has been at the forefront of DR work slated to continue through mid-July in at least five communities where an estimated 98 percent of residents don’t …

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  • Family finds calling in ‘young people’s haven’

    Shane Mikeska’s missions calling and plane ticket didn’t land him in London – a tropical illness did. “It definitely wasn’t part of our plan,” he said. “My wife, Lindsay and I started out in Southeast Asia on an agricultural farm. We loved the people, and we loved the language. But I got sick.”

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  • Biologists analyze 900-year-old Gospel of Luke

    August 15 2017 by Julie Borg, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Biologists analyze 900-year-old Gospel of Luke

    Scholars study old manuscripts by analyzing linguistics and writing styles to learn about the authors and the world in which they lived. But researchers are missing a wealth of information they could glean from biological materials in the texts because libraries prohibit invasive sampling of rare and precious books.

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  • Church of England decision reminder to ‘guard the flock’

    July 17 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Church of England decision reminder to ‘guard the flock’

    A global group of conservative Anglicans has decried the Church of England’s (C of E) affirmation of transgender lifestyles and its disapproval of homosexual conversion therapy. The chairman of the conservative Global Anglican Future Conference said the votes at the General Synod’s July sessions of the C of E in York are evidence of false teaching.

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  • Urban church planters sow amid complex demographics

    January 17 2017 by Kimber Ross, Baptist Convention of New England | with 0 comments
    Urban church planters sow amid complex demographics

    Boston church planting catalyst Joe Souza has developed a unique strategy for working in the city: prayer driving. As a lifelong urbanite and an urban church planter, Souza frequently ponders how to reach the vast numbers of distinctive city dwellers, many of whom have radically different lifestyles from the average Christian.

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  • Transgender restroom bill applied to Mass. churches

    September 12 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Transgender restroom bill applied to Mass. churches

    A Massachusetts government commission’s claim that churches may be subject to the state’s transgender restroom bill has drawn expressions of concern from local evangelicals. At issue is a document released by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination explaining how a ban on gender identity discrimination in public accommodations will be enforced when it takes effect Oct. 1.

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  • New England church plants spark gospel momentum

    July 8 2016 by Kimber Ross, Baptist Convention of New England | with 0 comments
    New England church plants spark gospel momentum

    Moving to New England had never crossed Branden Rogers’ mind when he returned to his Mississippi hometown after attending seminary. Then his brother moved to Burlington, Vt. as a nurse. “God planted a seed in our hearts to come to New England and begin planting a church in New England,” Rogers said.

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  • ‘Prayer wave’ stirring for Rugby World Cup

    September 18 2015 by Samantha Conners, IMB Connecting/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Prayer wave’ stirring for Rugby World Cup

    In preparation for the Rugby World Cup 2015, churches in England are asking for prayer as they prepare to share the gospel with hundreds of thousands of rugby spectators. From Sept. 18 to Oct. 31, 11 cities across England and Wales will host 48 tournament matches played by 20 teams from around the world.

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  • All-day Sunday shopping may be in the cards in Britain

    July 8 2015 by Trevor Grundy, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    All-day Sunday shopping may be in the cards in Britain

    Some Christian traditionalists may not like it, but all-day Sunday shopping may be in the cards in Britain. Chancellor George Osborne says on July 8, he will propose in Parliament that communities be allowed to lift restrictions on supermarkets and department stores to let them trade all day on Sundays starting next year.

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  • Dorsett elected New England exec.

    March 16 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Dorsett elected New England exec.

    Terry Dorsett, a New England director of missions and church planting catalyst, was elected executive director of the Baptist Convention of New England March 12 by a unanimous vote of the convention’s board of directors. Dorsett, who succeeds the retiring Jim Wideman, will assume his new role April 1.

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  • Patriot players put their faith before football

    January 30 2015 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Patriot players put their faith before football

    Players for the New England Patriots shared during Media Day (Jan. 27) how winning is better when kept in proper perspective. On a team from the Northeast, outside the Bible Belt, there seems to be a solid group of Patriot players who don’t shy away from sharing about their Christian faith.

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  • N.E. Baptists see baptism increase

    December 2 2014 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    N.E. Baptists see baptism increase

    New England Baptists celebrated a 17 percent increase in baptisms since 2012 and honored retiring executive director Jim Wideman during the Baptist Convention of New England’s annual meeting Nov. 14-15 in Chelmsford, Mass. Frank S. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, was the keynote speaker...

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  • Luter, in New England, rallies support for new Baptist college

    April 29 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Luter, in New England, rallies support for new Baptist college

    Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, spent two days at Northeastern Baptist College in Bennington and met with local Green Mountain Baptist Association pastors. After touring the college’s main campus and library facilities, he gathered with the executive team…

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  • Return to paganism on rise in England; Norwich leads way

    July 22 2013 by Charles Braddix, IMB | with 0 comments
    Return to paganism on rise in England; Norwich leads way

    He is difficult to find and even then is barely visible, but he’s there. Green Man, a symbol of ancient pagan religion, stares down from the nave of Norwich Cathedral. In a way, his presence is symbolic of how it has always been, and still is, in this medieval city.

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