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  • Outcry at Trump gender memo shows ‘pain,’ confusion

    October 24 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Outcry at Trump gender memo shows ‘pain,’ confusion

    Angry reaction to news the Trump administration may revert to the traditional definition of gender in some federal programs, three evangelical commentators say, reveals society’s confusion and need for ministry. The administration’s proposal “may sound controversial, but it is not,” Andrew Walker of Southern Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission wrote in an Oct. 23 commentary.

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  • Imprisoned pastor Andrew Brunson free at last

    October 15 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Imprisoned pastor Andrew Brunson free at last

    Pastor Andrew Brunson arrived in the United States Oct. 13, released after two years’ incarceration on disputed charges that could have led to life imprisonment. He was welcomed by President Donald Trump in an Oval Office meeting, where Brunson knelt and prayed for the president.

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  • Pastors weigh in on Trump’s job performance

    October 12 2018 by Aaron Earls, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Pastors weigh in on Trump’s job performance

    A slim majority of pastors say they approve of the job President Donald Trump has done in the White House, according to a new study, but many are unsure. A LifeWay Research study of Protestant senior pastors found 51 percent approve of how President Trump has handled the job, with 25 percent strongly approving.

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  • Trump ‘just settled in’ at N.C. disaster relief site

    September 20 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump ‘just settled in’ at N.C. disaster relief site

    President Trump spent approximately an hour Sept. 19 at a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) site in New Bern, N.C., helping volunteers distribute meals and greeting victims of Hurricane Florence. “I was literally thinking” the president’s visit would last 15-20 minutes, said Jim Pennington, pastor of Temple Baptist Church in New Bern …

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  • Trump hosts evangelicals to celebrate faith, freedom

    August 29 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump hosts evangelicals to celebrate faith, freedom

    Some 100 evangelicals, including Southern Baptists, attended a White House dinner Aug. 27 to celebrate what President Trump called “America’s heritage of faith, family and freedom.” The event included remarks by Trump, prayer and an opportunity for attendees to reflect publicly on the Trump administration. Vice President Mike Pence also was in attendance.

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  • Administration gains high marks on religious liberty

    August 16 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Administration gains high marks on religious liberty

    The Trump administration is receiving high marks so far for its religious liberty record from many advocates for the First Amendment freedom. The July 30 announcement of a religious liberty task force in the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Aug. 10 release of a Department of Labor policy directive to protect religious free exercise …

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  • Kennedy’s departure opens 2nd seat for Trump to fill

    June 29 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Kennedy’s departure opens 2nd seat for Trump to fill

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement effective July 31, ending 30 years of service that began with his 1988 confirmation in the Ronald Reagan administration. Kennedy’s resignation opens a second seat for President Donald Trump to fill. In 2017, Congress amended rules to allow confirmation of justices by a simple majority vote …

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  • Debate begins on next high court nominee

    June 29 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Debate begins on next high court nominee

    The retirement announcement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy quickly ushered in guessing games on whom President Trump would next nominate to the Supreme Court and how long Roe v. Wade and other rulings would survive. Kennedy, long the high court’s swing vote on controversial decisions, told Trump …

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  • North Korea prisoners’ release spurs hope for revival

    May 11 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    North Korea prisoners’ release spurs hope for revival

    The release of three American Christians from North Korea is hopefully an early sign of Christian revival in the Asian nation, Paul Kim said. “It’s bigger than just releasing the three individuals,” said Kim, Asian American relations consultant to the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee. “I think there will be very exciting things happening.”

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  • Local events, faith initiative mark 67th Day of Prayer

    May 4 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Local events, faith initiative mark 67th Day of Prayer

    Multitudes prayed in thousands of venues on the 2018 National Day of Prayer, capped with a televised national prayer service scheduled May 3 in the U.S. Capitol. Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference President H.B. Charles was a main speaker at the 67th annual observance in Washington.

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  • ‘Second chances’ urged for re-entering prisoners

    April 30 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Second chances’ urged for re-entering prisoners

    A broad and diverse coalition that includes the Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity is pushing reforms in America’s justice system to foster the rehabilitation and societal re-entry of prisoners. Prison Fellowship, the well-known Christian ministry to prisoners and their families, has spearheaded the effort in April through its Second Chance Month initiative.

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  • Trump’s faith focus of book, advisors’ reflections

    February 20 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump’s faith focus of book, advisors’ reflections

    Three Southern Baptist members of an informal evangelical advisory council for President Donald Trump have echoed the assessment of a new book on the president’s faith: he seems to possess a growing eagerness for spiritual knowledge.

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  • Trump at Prayer Breakfast: ‘Lord’s grace all around us’

    February 9 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump at Prayer Breakfast: ‘Lord’s grace all around us’

    America’s heritage of faith and ongoing experience of God’s grace were President Donald Trump’s focus in an address Feb. 8 at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. “Each year, this event reminds us that faith is central to American life and to liberty,” Trump said.

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  • Trump urges unity, but response divided

    February 1 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump urges unity, but response divided

    President Donald Trump called for unity across party lines in his first State of the Union speech. “[I]t is not enough to come together only in times of tragedy. I call upon all of us to set aside our differences ... and to summon the unity we need,” he said.

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  • Views on Trump ‘not a distraction,’ pastors say

    February 1 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Views on Trump ‘not a distraction,’ pastors say

    In the wake of President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, the presidents of five Baptist state conventions say believers in the churches they lead hold diverse views on the commander-in-chief, but such diversity has not distracted or divided the congregations.

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