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  • J.D. Greear seeks unity, diversity

    June 14 2018 by Seth Brown, Biblical Recorder | with 0 comments
    J.D. Greear seeks unity, diversity

    On the heels of an election many Southern Baptists believe was pivotal, J.D. Greear struck a conciliatory tone in response to questions about whether his presidency signals a sea change. He fielded inquiries on a range of issues during a press conference Tuesday (June 12) at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting. Greear, pastor of …

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  • Korean Council discusses bridging the generations

    July 1 2016 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Korean Council discusses bridging the generations

    Ministry in second-generation/English-language settings became a key topic of discussion during the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America’s annual meeting in Tacoma, Wash. The council’s outgoing president, Sang Min “John” Kim, pastor of Koreans at Fayetteville First Baptist Church, convened a panel discussion on Korean- and English-language churches for the council’s gathering.

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  • Doctrine of justification still matters, Schreiner says

    December 14 2015 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Doctrine of justification still matters, Schreiner says

    It’s been nearly 500 years since the start of the Protestant Reformation and the doctrine of justification is just as important as ever, writes Thomas R. Schreiner in Faith Alone. Treasured doctrines of the Reformers like justification and imputation are still worth defending …

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  • Baptists reach bikers at BBB

    October 23 2015 by Caleb Yarbrough, Arkansas Baptist News | with 0 comments
    Baptists reach bikers at BBB

    Hundreds of thousands of motorcycle riders recently converged on northwest Arkansas to take part in Bikes, Blues and BBQ, one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the country. Southern Baptists from across Arkansas and beyond used the event as an opportunity to share the gospel of Christ.

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  • Conference aims to build faith-filled families

    September 9 2015 by BSC Communications | with 1 comments
    Conference aims to build faith-filled families

    As a ministry to strengthen families the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is hosting the Building Faith-Filled Families conference, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 24 in Raleigh at Christ Baptist Church and Friday, Sept. 25 in Wilmington at Southside Baptist Church.

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  • Inner-city church experiences revitalization

    July 27 2015 by Bonnie Pritchett, The TEXAN/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Inner-city church experiences revitalization

    In its almost 75 years of existence, Faith Memorial has seen the ebb and flow of membership. At its peak, between the 1950s and ‘70s, the rolls held as many as 1,200 names. But when Andrew Johnson arrived in 2012 at age 22, only between 60-80 people remained in the half-Hispanic, half-white congregation.

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  • Baptist universities weigh next step on HHS mandate

    July 8 2015 by Bonnie Pritchett and Art Toalston, Southern Baptist TEXAN/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist universities weigh next step on HHS mandate

    Houston Baptist University and East Texas Baptist University are among seven faith-based institutions weighing their options in challenging the Obamacare mandate to provide insurance coverage encompassing abortion-inducing drugs. In addition to Houston Baptist University and East Texas Baptist University, other plaintiffs in the case (ETBU et al v. Burwell) are ...

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  • Faith and values in 2014: 10 telling numbers

    January 2 2015 by Cathy Lynn Grossman, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Faith and values in 2014: 10 telling numbers

    Scores of studies and surveys in 2014 revealed myriad, quirky ways we live out our faith and values. But the most intriguing findings were not always the headliners. In this article, Cathy Lynn Grossman highlights 10 telling numbers about religion and society.

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  • Jolie defends ‘universal’ depiction of faith in ‘Unbroken’

    December 12 2014 by Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Jolie defends ‘universal’ depiction of faith in ‘Unbroken’

    Director Angelina Jolie defended her decision to portray a “universal” faith in her upcoming film “Unbroken,” saying she took her cues from the evangelical World War II hero whose harrowing tale is the basis of her film. In the best-selling book by Laura Hillenbrand of the same name, Louis Zamperini’s story reaches its climax when…

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  • Hall of Faith moves to Nashville

    September 25 2014 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hall of Faith moves to Nashville

    The Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists’ Hall of Faith – honoring 36 evangelists who “fought the fight” and “kept the faith” – has relocated to Nashville. The Hall of Faith, previously located at the North American Mission Board near Atlanta, is now on the third floor of the Southern Baptist Convention building.

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  • Missionary loses ALS battle, dies at 43

    March 10 2014 by Don Graham, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Missionary loses ALS battle, dies at 43

    Eight years ago, the John and Mary Harper uprooted their family and moved to a spiritually dark corner of Central Asia to spread the gospel as Southern Baptist missionaries. Forced to return to the United States, Mary was given three to five years to live when ALS changed everything.

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  • Survey: Mature Christians unashamed of faith

    August 23 2013 by Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Survey: Mature Christians unashamed of faith

    While not all churchgoers are particularly transparent or open about their faith, mature Christians are consistent in character and identity around non-believers, LifeWay research reveals.

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  • Faith abounds at supporting N.C. Missions Offering

    May 2 2013 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Faith abounds at supporting N.C. Missions Offering

    Sunday by Sunday Pastor Joe Smith announced the week’s new total for the North Carolina Missions Offering (NCMO).

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  • ‘Tag’ conference to help students become leaders

    March 11 2013 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    ‘Tag’ conference to help students become leaders

    According to recent Barna research, many religious activities are at their lowest levels in a decade among 13-17 year olds in the United States, and although 1 in 4 teenagers still participate in organized religious activities, spiritual activities such as praying and evangelism are declining.

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  • At Super Bowl, BR’s Gabriel chats with NFL royalty, Blind Side’s Oher

    Rubbing shoulders with professional athletes and various sports figures has been part of life for Roman Gabriel III, the president of Sold Out Ministries and radio host. For the Biblical Recorder, Gabriel has interviewed a variety of personalities – from the NFL’s Tony Dungy to NASCAR’s Blake Koch.

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