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  • One year later, churches affirm ‘God before Government’

    August 8 2016 by Liz Tablazon, BR staff writer | with 1 comments
    One year later, churches affirm ‘God before Government’

    In 2015 Elizabeth Baptist Church displayed the Christian flag above the American flag to show they were ultimately accountable to God. Churches around the state continue to follow their example one year later. Gary Lucas, pastor of Bladen Union Baptist Church, brought the idea to a church meeting after reading about the movement.

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  • New video series explores ‘Mission of God’

    July 26 2016 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    New video series explores ‘Mission of God’

    A new video-based Bible study produced by the Peoples Next Door N.C. aims to provide a biblical and theological foundation for reaching the nations around the world and right here at home. The Mission of God is a free, six-session study that explores God’s desire to see the nations of the world come to faith in Christ.

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  • Christian flag movement defines patriotism

    June 27 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 2 comments
    Christian flag movement defines patriotism

    A Bible-based movement began on the front lawn of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby, N.C. The church raised two flags on a single, newly installed flagpole as part of a unique patriotic ceremony after the morning worship service. In a break with tradition, the Christian flag was hoisted above the American flag.

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  • ‘Insanity of God’ shows faith amid despair

    June 23 2016 by Bob Smietana, Fact & Trends | with 0 comments
    ‘Insanity of God’ shows faith amid despair

    Nik Ripken almost abandoned hope when he first arrived in Somalia 25 years ago. Ripken, then a young International Mission Board missionary, had caught a ride with the Red Cross in a small plane carrying relief supplies across the border between Kenya and its war-ravaged neighbor. What he saw shook him to the core.

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  • Church ‘fills in the gaps’ for people dealing with hunger

    May 23 2016 by Kristen Lowry, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Church ‘fills in the gaps’ for people dealing with hunger

    According to data compiled by the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 19 percent of Kentuckians were limited in their ability to acquire adequate food and may have gone hungry because there wasn’t enough money for food. Victory Baptist Church in Shelbyville, Ky. has reopened a ministry called God’s Kitchen.

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  • Language proves God’s existence, prof says

    March 9 2016 by Benjamin Hawkins, The Pathway | with 1 comments
    Language proves God’s existence, prof says

    Jeremy Lyon, associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga., and John Baumgardner, a geophysicist who teaches at Southern California Seminary in El Cajon, Calif., argue the existence of language points to the existence of God.

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  • Study: Nonreligious Americans see evidence of creator

    October 8 2015 by Lisa Cannon Green, LifeWay Research | with 0 comments
    Study: Nonreligious Americans see evidence of creator

    More than 4 in 10 of the nonreligious believe physics and humanity point to a creator, LifeWay Research finds. A third say human morality indicates a creator who defines right and wrong. The study, released Oct. 7, is based on a survey taken Sept. 26-Oct. 5, 2014.

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  • N.C. rally to give Christians a ‘voice’

    October 6 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    N.C. rally to give Christians a ‘voice’

    An Aug. 29 rally on the steps of the South Carolina state capitol drew 12,000 people to hear pastors and national leaders that included Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. The speakers denounced abortion and gay marriage, and they called for a spiritual awakening ...

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  • ‘God Before Government’ goes viral

    July 27 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments
    ‘God Before Government’ goes viral

    Rit Varriale thought raising the Christian flag above the American flag at Elizabeth Baptist Church on July 5 would get the attention of people in Shelby and the surrounding North Carolina mountains. He did not expect the explosive attention that catapulted the event and the discussion of religious freedom into the national limelight.

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  • Grateful friends mark Henry Blackaby’s 80th

    April 22 2015 by Lee Weeks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Grateful friends mark Henry Blackaby’s 80th

    Henry Blackaby participated in a two-day celebration of his 80th birthday at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ga., where hundreds of people recommitted themselves to God’s call on their lives while paying tribute to the author of the widely influential Experiencing God – Knowing and Doing the Will of God.

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  • Southeastern hosts annual Go Conference on the glory of God

    February 19 2015 by SEBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Southeastern hosts annual Go Conference on the glory of God

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted its seventh annual collegiate conference on the theme “go for the glory of God.” Approximately 620 students heard from featured speakers Daniel Akin, H.B. Charles, Jr., J.D. Greear, Tony Merida and Russell Moore at the seminary campus on Feb. 6 and 7.

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  • Viral on Facebook: Christian movie trailer

    October 29 2013 by Carol Pipes, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Viral on Facebook: Christian movie trailer

    “God’s Not Dead,” a film about the existence of God and defending one’s faith, is making waves on Facebook. The movie’s trailer, posted on the popular social networking site, has racked up 4.95 million views, 948,696 likes and has been shared 623,731 times.

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  • ‘In God We Trust’ suit dismissed by court

    September 16 2013 by Gregory Tomlin, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A case filed by atheists who want the national motto, “In God We Trust,” removed from U.S. currency has been dismissed by a federal district judge in New York.

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  • ‘Experiencing God’: New film recaps 23 years of discipleship

    August 9 2013 by Polly House, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Experiencing God’: New film recaps 23 years of discipleship

    A documentary about the impact of “Experiencing God” – a discipleship study that influenced a generation – is the first release of LifeWay Films.

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  • Interview with a Brazilian drug lord: A first-person account

    Four years ago, a drug lord called “The Godfather” wanted Eric Reese dead. Reese, an IMB missionary in Brazil, works in the gang-controlled favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro. His ministry puts him in contact with prostitutes, drug dealers and gang leaders. Frequently, he finds himself in dangerous situations on streets where violence often rules.

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