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  • Q&A: Loritts on racism, ethnicity and being an ‘insider-outsider’

    November 12 2018 by Maina Mwaura, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments
    Q&A: Loritts on racism, ethnicity and being an ‘insider-outsider’

    Bryan Loritts is the son of a well-known evangelical preacher, Crawford Loritts, and has himself become a popular speaker and author in evangelical circles. He is the lead pastor of Abundant Life Church in the Silicon Valley area of California and president of The Kainos Movement …

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  • Speaker offers roadside assistance to minister’s wives

    November 9 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Speaker offers roadside assistance to minister’s wives

    Laughter and fellowship make up each year’s meeting of the North Carolina Ministers' Wives. “You’re God’s girls, and you’re influencing so many women,” said Shannon Warden, assistant teaching professor in the Wake Forest University Department of Counseling and director of women’s ministries at Triad Baptist Church in Kernersville.

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  • N.C. Baptists adopt resolution honoring Billy Graham

    November 6 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists adopt resolution honoring Billy Graham

    Two days before what would have been the late Rev. Billy Graham’s 100th birthday, N.C. Baptists adopted a resolution honoring the life, ministry and legacy of the renowned evangelist during the opening session of the 2018 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Annual Meeting on Monday, Nov. 5 in Greensboro, N.C.

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  • Loving God means loving neighbors, Hollifield says

    November 6 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Loving God means loving neighbors, Hollifield says

    Loving our neighbors means showing compassion and care to those around us who are in need, particularly those whose backgrounds are different than our own. “As Christ followers, we must be willing to love and be a neighbor to all people in their world regardless of any labels, including ethnicity or nationality, cultural, moral and religious differences …

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  • N.C. Baptists launch redesigned website

    November 5 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists launch redesigned website

    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina launched its newly redesigned website Thursday, Nov. 1. The site is accessible by visiting ncbaptist.org. The new site features an updated design, improved navigation and new resources and features that are all aimed at giving users an enhanced online experience that emphasizes accessibility and ease of use.

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  • ‘Yes to God’ urged in Southwestern revival meetings

    October 31 2018 by Alex Sibley, SWBTS | with 0 comments
    ‘Yes to God’ urged in Southwestern revival meetings

    “Lord, I need You. I need Your grace, Your forgiveness, Your love, and Your reviving power.” “Lord, by the power of Your Holy Spirit, I want to say YES to You in every category of my life.” “Lord, help me prioritize Your kingdom vision, Your Great Commission; and help me love others boldly, just as You have loved me.”

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  • Churches and associations report Hurricane Florence damages

    October 29 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Churches and associations report Hurricane Florence damages

    Hurricane Florence caused catastrophic damage to many parts of central and eastern North Carolina. Here, you can see a list of churches or association buildings that were damaged as a result of the storm (as reported to Baptists on Mission, also known as North Carolina Baptist Men).

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  • SBC 2019 Pastors’ Conference names some speakers, theme

    October 26 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC 2019 Pastors’ Conference names some speakers, theme

    The 2019 Pastors’ Conference has announced eight of the speakers for its Birmingham, Ala., meeting June 9-10 in advance of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting, with other names expected soon. “Kingdom Character” is the conference’s theme, to offer insight from the Beatitudes to help pastors and church members live faithfully …

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  • Housing allowance defended in appeals court

    October 26 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone, and Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Housing allowance defended in appeals court

    Lawyers for both the U.S. Justice Department and a religious freedom organization defended the constitutionality of the ministerial housing allowance Oct. 24 before a federal appeals court. A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard oral arguments regarding a 2017 opinion that invalidated the allowance as an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment …

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  • After storms, ‘Mama Mills’ leans on Bapt. relief

    October 25 2018 by Laura Sikes, NAMB | with 0 comments
    After storms, ‘Mama Mills’ leans on Bapt. relief

    Linda Mills, 70, has served others in her community for 42 years by hosting Sunday lunches from her cozy home in Havelock, N.C. Her humble service has earned her the affectionate moniker “Mama Mills.” It all started when her husband Harold, who passed away 15 years ago, said “Mama, I’m bringing a little, starvin’ Marine home,” Mills said.

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  • GuideStone: 2019 health plans to see added benefits

    October 25 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone: 2019 health plans to see added benefits

    Consultations with doctors through telemedicine will be available at no out-of-pocket charge for the majority of participants in the health plans of GuideStone Financial Services in 2019. The popular Teladoc service provides a consultation with board-certified physicians via phone or computer.

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  • ERLC’s new machines in Dallas ‘more impactful’

    October 25 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC’s new machines in Dallas ‘more impactful’

    Ultrasound machines – like those placed recently at the Downtown Pregnancy Center in Dallas with the aid of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) – not only help women choose life for their unborn children but create transformative personal stories. The ERLC announced Oct. 13 at its annual national conference …

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  • GuideStone assesses stock market’s recent volatility

    October 24 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone assesses stock market’s recent volatility

    Increased market volatility, which has commanded increased headlines in the days leading up to the November mid-term elections, has caught many by surprise. However, David S. Spika, chief strategic investment officer for GuideStone Financial Resources, noted that stock market volatility is a common and normal occurrence.

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  • ETCH conference: Together, we can do so much more

    October 23 2018 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    ETCH conference: Together, we can do so much more

    When attendees arrived at the 2018 ETCH (Equipping the Church and Home) family ministry conference, each discovered a small, monochromatic card on their seat. Over the course of the conference, church leaders assembled these seemingly insignificant cards into a giant collage that revealed a Helen Keller quote: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

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  • Candi Finch confirms termination by SWBTS

    October 22 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Candi Finch confirms termination by SWBTS

    Candi Finch, a former professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS), confirmed via Twitter she was terminated by the seminary’s trustees Oct. 17. “Yesterday the @swbts trustees voted to fire me,” Finch tweeted Oct. 18. “Tough day but I trust in God. It has been a great privilege to serve at swbts for over 15 years …

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