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  • Betty Dilday, wife of former SWBTS president, dies

    August 17 2018 by Compiled by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Betty Dilday, wife of former SWBTS president, dies

    Betty Dilday, 87, wife of former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Russell H. Dilday, died Aug. 9 from pulmonary fibrosis complications, according to an obituary in the Dallas Morning News. Betty Dilday served with her husband during his 16 years as Southwestern's president (1978-1994) and his 17 years as pastor of churches in Texas and Georgia.

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  • University of Iowa reinstates religious groups for now

    August 17 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    University of Iowa reinstates religious groups for now

    The University of Iowa has reinstated multiple religious student groups as registered campus organizations after one group threatened to seek a temporary restraining order amid pending litigation. InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship sued the university Aug. 6 because school officials revoked the fellowship’s status as an official student organization over a requirement …

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  • University of Iowa sued again over religious liberty

    August 9 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    University of Iowa sued again over religious liberty

    For the second time in less than a year, a Christian student group has sued the University of Iowa to protect its right to select leaders who hold traditional Christian beliefs. The InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship filed a lawsuit in federal court Aug. 6 after the university revoked the fellowship’s status as an official student organization …

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  • Dave Ramsey urges pastors to lead people out of debt

    June 19 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Dave Ramsey urges pastors to lead people out of debt

    Personal finance speaker and author Dave Ramsey, addressing the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 12, urged pastors to lead people out of debt by teaching them what the Bible says about money. “When you stand up in front of your congregation, you’re looking at a large number of people who do not have the …

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  • Jimmy Carter urges unity at Liberty graduation

    May 22 2018 by Timothy Cockes, Liberty University | with 0 comments
    Jimmy Carter urges unity at Liberty graduation

    Former United States President Jimmy Carter challenged Liberty University graduates to “work as much as [they] can to unify Christians in the world,” and noted Baptists should “come together as friends and not be alienated one from another.”

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  • Trennis Henderson to be WMU correspondent

    May 21 2018 by Ouachita Baptist University & WMU staff | with 0 comments
    Trennis Henderson to be WMU correspondent

    Trennis Henderson, vice president for communications at Ouachita Baptist University since 2008, has accepted a new ministry role with national Woman’s Missionary Union as WMU’s national correspondent. His wife Pam will be involved in related administrative and production services in the WMU initiative, which begins Aug. 1.

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  • Tony Floyd named next president of Mars Hill University

    John Anthony “Tony” Floyd will become president of Mars Hill University at the end of the current academic calendar, the board of trustees announced March 9. Floyd comes from a post at Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina, as executive vice president, and will succeed Dan Lunsford, who is set to retire later this year.

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  • Ken Ham re-invited to university despite protest

    February 16 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ken Ham re-invited to university despite protest

    Christian apologist Ken Ham has been re-invited to speak at an Oklahoma university by the school’s president after the student government rescinded its speaking invitation, allegedly under pressure from a campus LGBT group. “I’m thrilled my talk at [the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO)] is back on again,” Ham said.

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  • Mars Hill University president to retire in 2018

    January 13 2017 by Mars Hill Communications | with 0 comments
    Mars Hill University president to retire in 2018

    Mars Hill University President Dan Lunsford announced Jan. 11 that he will retire next year from the position he’s held for 15 years. The exact timing of his retirement will depend on the completion of a successful search for a new university president, but Lunsford said it will be in the first half of 2018.

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  • Gardner-Webb University ranks in top 50 of best online colleges

    December 14 2016 by GWU Communications | with 0 comments
    Gardner-Webb University ranks in top 50 of best online colleges

    AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org recently recognized Gardner-Webb University among its listing of the best online colleges for 2016-2017. The university ranked 35th out of the top 50 institutions of higher education in the nation, ahead of notable programs such as Auburn University, Villanova University and New York University.

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  • Campbell honors retired professor with newly named center

    November 1 2016 by Campbell University Communications | with 0 comments
    Campbell honors retired professor with newly named center

    From visitors from West Africa to colleagues from local temples and synagogues, George and Joan Braswell greeted each attendee of the George W. and Joan O. Braswell World Religions and Global Cultures Center naming ceremony like a dear friend on Oct. 26. The Campbell University Divinity School hosted the ceremony.

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  • Christian faith marks Yankee great’s career, home life

    August 2 2016 by Rudy Gray, Baptist Courier | with 0 comments
    Christian faith marks Yankee great’s career, home life

    Bobby Richardson played baseball for the New York Yankees during the golden years of the dynasty. He retired from baseball and became the first full-time baseball coach at the University of South Carolina. The key to his outstanding career, his marriage of 60 years and his witness for Christ has been his Christian faith.

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  • NewSpring names interim; Noble speaks via Facebook

    July 15 2016 by Rudy Gray & Art Toalston | with 0 comments
    NewSpring names interim; Noble speaks via Facebook

    Clayton King, a ministry leader and teaching pastor at NewSpring Church in South Carolina, is serving as the multi-site church’s interim after the termination of founding pastor Perry Noble. NewSpring, South Carolina’s largest church, has 17 campuses across the state, with the latest, in Clemson, slated to open this fall.

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  • Court deals blow to Christian law school

    July 8 2016 by J.C. Derrick, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Court deals blow to Christian law school

    The Ontario Court of Appeal on June 29 ruled that a provincial accrediting body can legally refuse to recognize Trinity Western University’s proposed law school based solely on the school’s marriage views. The Christian university plans to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court of Canada.

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  • California Christian colleges must drop view of sexuality

    June 20 2016 by Bonnie Pritchett, World News Service | with 0 comments
    California Christian colleges must drop view of sexuality

    A bill pending in the California legislature seeks to strip faith-based colleges and universities of the centuries-old tradition of interweaving academics with religious doctrine. SB 1146 would force Christian schools to relinquish their fidelity to Scripture as a distinguishing characteristic of their institutions or risk lawsuits for religious and sexual discrimination.

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