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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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  • Zoning restriction stymies church’s expanded ministry

    July 17 2018 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Zoning restriction stymies church’s expanded ministry

    Members of Redemption Community Church can grab a cappuccino and a scone in the building the church bought three years ago. They can hang out with friends, listen to live music or sit in on a coffee brewing class. But they can’t go to church.

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  • Baptist mission teams stuck but safe in Haiti

    July 10 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist mission teams stuck but safe in Haiti

    About 200 Southern Baptists on mission were trapped in Haiti after violent riots closed airports, sources told Baptist Press, but at least one team returned home July 9. “The Woodland Community Church (Bradenton, Fla.) and The Glade Church (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) team arrived safely at the airport in Port-au-Prince this morning!

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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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  • Send Luncheon: Pastors encouraged for ‘thankless job’

    June 15 2018 by K. Faith Morgan, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Send Luncheon: Pastors encouraged for ‘thankless job’

    One year ago, Hurricane Harvey had yet to appear on radar. One year ago, very few people had heard of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. “A lot can happen in a year” was the theme of the North American Mission Board’s (NAMB) 2018 Send Luncheon. Held during the SBC Pastors’ Conference, NAMB aimed …

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  • Therapy bans, the new battlefield

    April 11 2018 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD Digital | with 0 comments
    Therapy bans, the new battlefield

    In the last few weeks, at least four states have taken action on laws barring therapists from counseling individuals about their sexual orientation or gender identity, other than to encourage homosexuality or transgenderism. Supporters of the laws argue the bans protect people from ineffective and abusive methods.

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  • Korean couple honored for Nepalese & Bhutanese plants

    March 26 2018 by Shannon Baker, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware | with 0 comments
    Korean couple honored for Nepalese & Bhutanese plants

    Korean pastor Samuel Cho and his wife Young – known for starting the first Nepalese and Bhutanese Baptist churches in the United States – were honored in a retirement celebration. The service featured testimonies and greetings from various groups who have supported the couple’s efforts in Baltimore during the past decade.

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  • Association leader discovers God had different plan

    March 21 2018 by Gardner-Webb University Communications | with 0 comments
    Association leader discovers God had different plan

    Wesley Smith thought he was following God’s will for his life in 2001 when he received his bachelor’s in criminal justice from Gardner-Webb University. However, he became discouraged when he didn’t find a job in juvenile probation and parole and wasn’t sure what to do. Direction came during a church revival service. ...

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  • SEBTS launches partnership with Acts 29 training program

    February 16 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    SEBTS launches partnership with Acts 29 training program

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) has announced a partnership with Crosslands, a theological training program under Acts 29 Europe, to prepare potential church planters and leaders. The partnership, which launched Feb. 13, developed out of the seminary’s EQUIP Network, a church-based, theological training initiative.

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  • Churches weep & minister after Florida school shooting

    February 16 2018 by Nicole Kalil, Florida Baptist Convention | with 0 comments
    Churches weep & minister after Florida school shooting

    Florida Baptists are reeling along with all of Florida and the nation after a gunman opened fire at a Parkland high school Feb. 14, leaving 17 dead and 14 injured. Florida Baptist churches are offering words of hope and help to those hurting in their community.

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  • Dinosaur party or evidence of the flood?

    February 14 2018 by Julie Borg, WORLD Magazine | with 0 comments
    Dinosaur party or evidence of the flood?

    Scientists recently found fossil evidence that dinosaurs and mammals once frolicked together across land at what’s now the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The discovery excited researchers because it represents, by far, the highest concentration of mammal tracks, as well as the largest mammal prints, ever discovered from the dinosaur age.

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  • SBC 1st VP Strickland cheers Tillis for DACA efforts

    February 8 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    SBC 1st VP Strickland cheers Tillis for DACA efforts

    Walter Strickland, SBC first vice president and North Carolina Christian educator, urged Sen. Thom Tillis and other members of Congress to continue working toward a legislative solution for young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children in a press call Feb. 8 hosted by the National Immigration Forum.

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  • Virgin Islands pastor: Baptists’ concern ‘genuine’

    January 30 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Virgin Islands pastor: Baptists’ concern ‘genuine’

    The “genuine” love and concern of fellow Southern Baptists are what U.S. Virgin Islands pastor Lawrence Turnbull cites as perhaps his greatest appreciation while recovering from two devastating hurricanes of 2017.“There’s a love and a concern that the folks show that [is] genuine,” Turnbull said.

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  • 3rd Virgin Islands crusade to continue imparting hope

    January 24 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    3rd Virgin Islands crusade to continue imparting hope

    Devastation and suffering among Hurricane Irma and Maria survivors in the U.S. Virgin Islands were palpable to Florida Baptist Jeffery Singletary, who led a mission trip to the islands months before the storms. His heart’s response was a series of “Feeding the Five Thousand” crusades that reaped 620 decisions for Christ, Singletary said.

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  • Baltimore pregnancy center wins against city mandate

    January 11 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baltimore pregnancy center wins against city mandate

    A Baltimore, Md., pro-life pregnancy help center has gained another court victory over the city’s attempt to require it to communicate government-approved speech. The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a Baltimore ordinance violated the First Amendment’s free-speech clause by mandating pro-life centers display signs saying they do not provide abortions.

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