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  • Eagles’ Burton overcomes past, embraces faith

    February 3 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Eagles’ Burton overcomes past, embraces faith

    Trey Burton of the Philadelphia Eagles remembers when his life changed dramatically. He was a junior playing for the University of Florida. Though he was raised in a Christian home and made a profession of faith as a child, his devotion to the Lord had been sporadic. That inconsistency stopped when he walked into his girlfriend’s apartment one day. She handed him a pregnancy test – a positive pregnancy test. The reality of becoming a father and his moral failure was a wake-up call for Burton.

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  • Super Bowl Twitter campaign tackles sex trafficking

    February 3 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Super Bowl Twitter campaign tackles sex trafficking

    Sex trafficking demand increases when large crowds gather for such events as the Super Bowl, an advocacy group said in launching a Feb. 4 Twitter campaign to spread awareness of sexual exploitation. While sex trafficking remains a crime that must be tackled all year round, the demand has been proven to increase at previous Super Bowls, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) said in launching #TackleDemand.

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  • Minneapolis coffee shop fuels urban ministry

    February 3 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Minneapolis coffee shop fuels urban ministry

    U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis takes center stage for most of the country on Sunday evening (Feb. 4), when it hosts the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles for Super Bowl LII. Almost in the shadow of the stadium, only six blocks away, sits an obscure coffee shop that won’t capture the national spotlight – even though the work going on there has significant ramifications.
     

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