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  • Kentucky church takes VBS ‘to the streets’

    August 29 2018 by Myriah Snyder, Western Recorder | with 0 comments
    Kentucky church takes VBS ‘to the streets’

    This year, Westport Road Baptist Church in Louisville took a new approach to LifeWay’s “Game On” VBS theme. They “took it to the streets” by providing six backyard Bible club-style VBS events in neighborhoods throughout Louisville. The neighborhoods included Westwood, Sycamore, Crosby Park, Hillcrest, Maples Park, Murray Hill and Portland.

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  • New Billy Graham tributes launched

    August 9 2018 by Joy Allmond, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    New Billy Graham tributes launched

    On Aug. 20, the permanent Sirius XM channel dedicated exclusively to messages from “America’s Pastor,” who preached over the decades in hundreds of venues around the globe, will launch. The Billy Graham Channel began a series of limited runs last November, beginning with Graham’s 99th birthday, and included a temporary tribute channel …

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  • Bible website garners billions of views

    August 3 2018 by Aaron Earls, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Bible website garners billions of views

    Celebrating their 25th anniversary today (August 1), Bible Gateway announced their website has been viewed more than 14 billion times by people using more than 1 billion devices. “Our mission statement is ‘To honor Christ by equipping people to read and understand the Bible wherever they are,’” said Rachel Barach, general manager of Bible Gateway.

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  • Platt to resign as IMB president

    February 12 2018 by BR Staff | with 0 comments
    Platt to resign as IMB president

    David Platt announced today that he plans to resign from his position as president of the International Mission Board (IMB) and asked trustees to begin searching for his successor, according to a press release at IMB.org. Platt said he is “burdened to continue preaching and leading in the local church.

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  • Top SBC stories of 2017

    December 27 2017 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    Top SBC stories of 2017

    Biblical Recorder staff have collected the top stories from around the Southern Baptist Convention in 2017, which include LifeWay’s release of the Christian Standard Bible and a devastating massacre at a south Texas church.

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  • Study: Young Bible readers more likely to be faithful adults

    October 18 2017 by Bob Smietana, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Study: Young Bible readers more likely to be faithful adults

    A study shows reading the Bible at a young age and on a regular basis leads to a more faithful adult, according to parents who were interviewed about their children. Other key factors include prayer time, church service and listening to Christian music.

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  • Myanmar refugees make journey of faith

    August 9 2016 by Amy B. McCraw, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments
    Myanmar refugees make journey of faith

    The group of students who sat in the chapel at Fruitland Baptist Bible College one recent day appeared to be typical college students taking summer classes. But after meeting these students, it quickly became clear they were anything but typical. These students came to the United States after their families fled political unrest in Myanmar.

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  • New video series explores ‘Mission of God’

    July 26 2016 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    New video series explores ‘Mission of God’

    A new video-based Bible study produced by the Peoples Next Door N.C. aims to provide a biblical and theological foundation for reaching the nations around the world and right here at home. The Mission of God is a free, six-session study that explores God’s desire to see the nations of the world come to faith in Christ.

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  • Filipino Baptists expand on 20/20 plan

    June 23 2016 by Daniel Woodman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Filipino Baptists expand on 20/20 plan

    Finishing the first year of a five-year initiative to plant 100 new churches, the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America reported progress on their goal. Filipino Baptist churches across North America have planted more than 20 new churches, Peter Yanes, president, reported during the fellowship’s meeting in St. Louis.

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  • Spanish devotional to aid in cross-cultural discipleship

    June 13 2016 by Liz Tablazon, BR staff writer | with 0 comments
    Spanish devotional to aid in cross-cultural discipleship

    Imagine an old bed, said Greg Mathis, senior pastor of Mud Creek Baptist Church in Hendersonville. After years of routine use, it becomes soft in the middle but firm on each end. The same is true of many Christians’ understanding of salvation. “Where most [people] struggle is in this day-to-day process of sanctification,” Mathis explained.

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  • Tennessee Bible bill veto sustained

    April 22 2016 by Lonnie Wilkey and David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Tennessee Bible bill veto sustained

    An attempt to override Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s veto of a bill that would have made the Bible the official state book of Tennessee failed April 20. After nearly two hours of discussion, members of the Tennessee House of Representatives voted 50-43 against overriding the veto ...

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  • Bible vetoed as Tennessee state book

    April 18 2016 by Lonnie Wilkey, Baptist and Reflector | with 0 comments
    Bible vetoed as Tennessee state book

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed a bill April 14 that would have made the Bible the official state book, but the measure’s sponsors are hopeful a veto override will occur. Rep. Jerry Sexton and Sen. Steve Southerland, told The Tennessean they plan to lead an override effort.

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  • Greens investigated for museum acquisitions

    October 29 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greens investigated for museum acquisitions

    Hobby Lobby craft chain owners the Greens are under federal investigation to determine whether the family illegally imported Assyrian and Babylonian cuneiform tablets from Israel for display in the family’s Bible museum. The U.S. government has confiscated a shipment of 300 small clay tablets that were in route to Hobby Lobby headquarters …

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  • Earliest draft of the King James Bible discovered

    October 16 2015 by Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Earliest draft of the King James Bible discovered

    For about a month after he returned from England last year, Montclair State University professor, Jeffrey A. Miller, did not realize what a treasure he had found in a rare books library at Cambridge University. He had found the earliest draft of the King James Bible hiding in plain sight.

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  • More Canaanite evidence found by NOBTS dig team

    October 14 2015 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    More Canaanite evidence found by NOBTS dig team

    Added evidence that an ancient water system at Tel Gezer in Israel could be the product of Middle Bronze Age Canaanites living between the time of Abraham and the Israelite conquest was uncovered by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s archaeology team during a challenging dig season this summer.

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