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  • Karen Swallow Prior hit by bus while walking in Nashville

    May 25 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Karen Swallow Prior hit by bus while walking in Nashville

    Noted author and speaker Karen Swallow Prior was hospitalized in surgery after being hit by a bus while walking in downtown Nashville May 23. “I’ve been in a serious accident in Nashville. Being admitted to the hospital,” she tweeted. “I will be OK but am unable to respond to messages. Prayers appreciated.”

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  • Waffle House shooting suspect arrested following ‘scary’ Sunday

    April 24 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Waffle House shooting suspect arrested following ‘scary’ Sunday

    With the lone suspect in a Nashville mass shooting still on the loose Sunday morning, area churches tightened security and heightened their focus on prayer. “It was a scary thing to a lot of our people,” said Cathey Williams, at Hickory Hollow Baptist Church, which is less than two miles from the Waffle House.

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  • Nebraska, Tennessee defund Planned Parenthood

    April 18 2018 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD Digital | with 0 comments
    Nebraska, Tennessee defund Planned Parenthood

    Nebraska and Tennessee this month joined more than a dozen states that have cut funding for abortion providers like Planned Parenthood, a pro-life campaign that has seen mixed results. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts approved a budget that prohibits Title X funding from going to abortion providers.

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  • Hispanic families impacted by raid prompt outreach

    April 12 2018 by Lonnie Wilkey, Baptist and Reflector | with 0 comments
    Hispanic families impacted by raid prompt outreach

    Tennessee Baptists are ministering to families affected by the raid on a Bean Station slaughterhouse on April 5. Federal agents raided Southeastern Provisions, a cattle slaughterhouse in Grainger County in Tennessee.

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  • Youth rally memories: funny, touching, miraculous

    March 28 2018 by David Dawson, Baptist and Reflector | with 0 comments
    Youth rally memories: funny, touching, miraculous

    Kent Shingleton occasionally scratched his goatee and broke into a chuckle while reflecting on his two-decade tenure as the coordinator of Tennessee Baptists’ Youth Evangelism Conference. Shingleton said he had a deep supply of stories he could share – some funny, some touching and some truly miraculous.

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  • Tennessee may require schools to post ‘In God We Trust’

    March 23 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Tennessee may require schools to post ‘In God We Trust’

    Public schools in Tennessee soon could be required to post “In God We Trust” in a “prominent location” if the governor signs a bill that cleared the state legislature this week. “Our national motto and our founding documents are the cornerstones of freedom,” the bill’s sponsor, Republican state Rep. Susan Lynn, said in a statement.

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  • State papers ‘have a future,’ Tennessee editor says

    March 12 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    State papers ‘have a future,’ Tennessee editor says

    In an era of shrinking newspaper readership, Baptist state papers retain a viable path forward as “niche publications” with strong online and print presence, state paper editor Lonnie Wilkey told the Tennessee Baptist Historical Society. “The newspaper industry is declining, but Baptist papers still have a future,” said Wilkey.

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  • Donna Gaines fields questions on racism, ministry

    March 8 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Donna Gaines fields questions on racism, ministry

    Loving your neighbor as yourself is a sure path to overcoming racial prejudice, Southern Baptist women’s minister Donna Gaines said in the March cover article of Today’s Christian Living magazine. Donna Gaines, wife of Southern Baptist Convention president Steve Gaines, was featured on the March cover of Today’s Christian Living magazine.

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  • Deadly central-U.S. storms mobilize DR in 5 states

    February 27 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Deadly central-U.S. storms mobilize DR in 5 states

    Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers are on the ground and others are on standby after weekend tornadoes and flooding killed five people and damaged homes in five states. Two disaster relief teams have been deployed in Tennessee; Illinois is assessing a response to flooding there; and teams are on standby in Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio.

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  • Tennessee abortion measure upheld in appeals court

    January 11 2018 by Baptist and Reflector staff | with 1 comments
    Tennessee abortion measure upheld in appeals court

    A federal appeals court ruled Jan. 9 to uphold the results of a 2014 statewide vote in Tennessee that provided for stricter abortion regulations in the state. The vote will enable state legislators to enact restrictions on abortions that are already in place in neighboring states.

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  • Former LifeWay tower came down ‘really fast’

    January 9 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Former LifeWay tower came down ‘really fast’

    Former LifeWay Christian Resources landmark Draper Tower is now a pile of rubble. The 12-story building on LifeWay’s former campus in downtown Nashville was demolished Jan. 6 with an implosion the demolition team’s leader said went “100 percent perfect,” The Tennessean newspaper reported.

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  • State convention building sales accumulate

    December 21 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    State convention building sales accumulate

    At its annual meeting, the Colorado Baptist General Convention (CBGC) announced plans to sell its Denver-area office building and relocate to a smaller facility nearby. As CBGC executive director Nathan Lorick put it, the convention’s “desire in selling our building is to maximize the reach of our dollars through minimizing our space needs.”

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  • Tennessee Baptist pioneer reinterred

    December 18 2017 by David Dawson, Baptist and Reflector | with 0 comments
    Tennessee Baptist pioneer reinterred

    The remains of Tennessee pastoral pioneer Tidence Lane have been moved to the grounds of a church he pastored beginning in 1785. Around 1779, Lane helped found what some believe to be the first organized church of any denomination in Tennessee, Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church near Jonesboro.

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  • Cookie ministry provides comfort

    December 15 2017 by Pam Horne, Southern Exposure Magazine | with 0 comments
    Cookie ministry provides comfort

    The simplicity of a single homemade cookie. Could it be a source of sustenance for those mourning the death of a loved one? Six and a half years and more than 50,000 cookies later, the answer is most definitely yes.

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  • TN fires: Churches reflect on God’s grace 1 year later

    December 6 2017 by David Dawson, Baptist and Reflector | with 0 comments
    TN fires: Churches reflect on God’s grace 1 year later

    For pastor Kim McCroskey and his congregation, the odyssey appears to be nearly over. After spending nearly exactly one year in temporary venues, the members of Roaring Fork Baptist Church in Gatlinburg will soon be returning to their original location.

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