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  • Uncovering the forgotten history of Sunday School

    July 27 2018 by Aaron Wilson, Facts and Trends | with 0 comments
    Uncovering the forgotten history of Sunday School

    Robert Raikes was like a lot of cause-oriented millennial evangelicals. As a writer, he stuck to impartial reporting instead of sensational “fake news.” He fought against inhumane prison conditions and founded a program to educate underprivileged children. But Raikes wasn’t a millennial. He was born in 1736, not 1986.

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  • Court ruling to help Christian teachers, supporters say

    June 29 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Court ruling to help Christian teachers, supporters say

    Christians and other teachers in public schools, as well as the school-choice movement, stand to benefit from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision June 27 that public-sector unions may not require fees from nonmembers, supporters of the ruling say. In a 5-4 opinion, the high court ruled against such mandates …

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  • Arizona mulls evolution: Theory or settled science?

    June 5 2018 by Leigh Jones, WORLD Digital | with 0 comments
    Arizona mulls evolution: Theory or settled science?

    Evolutionists in Arizona may have reason for concern after the state’s top education official suggested students should be taught the reality many scientists already acknowledge: Evolution is a theory, not settled science. Changes to the state’s science standards, which offer direction for teaching and curriculum choices, would remove references …

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  • Judicial wordplay redefines locker room reality

    May 31 2018 by Bonnie Pritchett, WORLD Digital | with 0 comments
    Judicial wordplay redefines locker room reality

    Two courts, one in Pennsylvania and another in Virginia, last week disregarded students’ pleas for privacy in public school locker rooms and restrooms. The judges avoided making any distinctions between the sexes and ruled transgender students should be allowed to use the sex-segregated facilities that affirm their gender identity.

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  • Air Force chaplains chief to lead Charleston Southern

    May 4 2018 by Charleston Southern University & Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Air Force chaplains chief to lead Charleston Southern

    Dondi E. Costin, the U.S. Air Force’s chief of chaplains, has been selected as president of Charleston Southern University. On July 1, Costin will succeed Jairy C. Hunter Jr., 76, who has led the university the past 34 years and will become president emeritus.

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  • Pastor: School incident defused by God’s intervention

    April 25 2018 by Nicole Kalil, Florida Baptist Convention | with 0 comments
    Pastor: School incident defused by God’s intervention

    First Baptist Church was on the frontline ministering to students, faculty and staff after a gunman opened fire at nearby Forest High School in Ocala, Fla. One student was injured in the April 20 incident, which lasted only minutes.

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  • $1.5M raised for MLK50 scholarship initiative

    Leaders of the “MLK50: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop” event announced today that nearly $1.5 million has been raised for the “MLK50 Dream Forward Scholarship Initiative,” that will allow Christian colleges and seminaries to invest in the education of minority students from Memphis.

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  • Online worship training, certification now available to NC Baptists

    April 4 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Online worship training, certification now available to NC Baptists

    Worship leaders looking to renew their church’s worship can now earn a certificate in worship leadership and receive college credit at Fruitland Baptist Bible College as part of a new online hybrid class being offered through the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s worship and music ministry.

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  • Abstinence ed could benefit from HHS tweaks

    March 27 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abstinence ed could benefit from HHS tweaks

    Tweaks to a federal grant program that allots $260 million to family planning, mostly for lower-income Americans, have drawn praise from advocates of abstinence-based sex education and criticism from Planned Parenthood. Among the tweaks at issue, this year’s grant announcement encourages applicants to consider informing teens of the “benefits of delaying sex.”

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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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  • Association leader discovers God had different plan

    March 21 2018 by Gardner-Webb University Communications | with 0 comments
    Association leader discovers God had different plan

    Wesley Smith thought he was following God’s will for his life in 2001 when he received his bachelor’s in criminal justice from Gardner-Webb University. However, he became discouraged when he didn’t find a job in juvenile probation and parole and wasn’t sure what to do. Direction came during a church revival service. ...

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  • Faith group regains campus status after suing college

    March 12 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Faith group regains campus status after suing college

    A Christian student group dispelled from a public university for requiring chapter leaders to be Christian has been readmitted. But attorneys say the school’s change of heart is hardly adequate. Wayne State University recertified InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as an official campus student group two days after InterVarsity filed a lawsuit.

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  • ‘Under attack’: Campus ministries see changes ahead

    March 9 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Under attack’: Campus ministries see changes ahead

    With Wayne State, Harvard and the University of Iowa among the latest universities to take action against Christian ministries on campus, some Baptist state convention leaders say Baptist campus ministry may be forced to shift its methods as religious liberty is constricted.

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  • At UCLA, Mohler tackles ‘Ask Anything’ questions

    March 8 2018 by Aaron Cline Hanbury, SBTS | with 0 comments
    At UCLA, Mohler tackles ‘Ask Anything’ questions

    One University of California Los Angeles student asked about the Christian understanding of gender and transgenderism. Another asked R. Albert Mohler Jr. why God allows “80 percent” of the world’s population to spend eternity in hell. Yet another student asked about Christians participating in stem cell research and therapies.

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  • Stetzer undergirds evangelism at Billy Graham Center

    March 1 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Stetzer undergirds evangelism at Billy Graham Center

    Ed Stetzer works amid the aura of Billy Graham each day at Wheaton College. Stetzer, a longtime Southern Baptist who began as a church planter in Buffalo, N.Y., joined Wheaton’s faculty in 2016 as the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair of Church, Mission and Evangelism and as executive director of the college’s Billy Graham Center.

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