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  • Chapmans, Gettys, Platt join expanded EFL

    November 15 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Chapmans, Gettys, Platt join expanded EFL

    Southern Baptist-sponsored Evangelicals for Life 2019 (EFL) has expanded its schedule and added two leading couples from the modern Christian music world and a well-known preacher/author to the program. Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman, Keith and Kristyn Getty, and David Platt will appear at the fourth annual EFL conference …

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  • NFL’s Watson aids life through Psalm 139

    November 14 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NFL’s Watson aids life through Psalm 139

    National Football League player Benjamin Watson has again joined with the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) ethics entity to provide an ultrasound machine for the benefit of women in crisis pregnancies. Watson, a veteran tight end with the New Orleans Saints, and his wife Kirsten donated a machine through the Psalm 139 Project …

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  • Women urged to be ‘Confident’ amid cultural issues

    November 14 2018 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Women urged to be ‘Confident’ amid cultural issues

    There was a collective gasp among the 1,600 women gathered for the kickoff of the 2018 LifeWay Women’s Leadership Forum. During a panel discussion on racial reconciliation, Missie Branch shared about a shocking thing she once heard from some Christians heading to China for mission work. 

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  • Faith, technology, innovation explored at conference

    November 14 2018 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Faith, technology, innovation explored at conference

    In the future, could a machine lead a human to faith in Christ? Actually, it’s already been done, said data scientist Daniel Whitenack. At Faith Leads Tech, a conference hosted Nov. 9 at LifeWay Christian Resources’ corporate headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., Whitenack described a chatbot that uses artificial intelligence (AI) software to tell people about Jesus.

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  • N.C. Baptists adopt resolution honoring Billy Graham

    November 6 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists adopt resolution honoring Billy Graham

    Two days before what would have been the late Rev. Billy Graham’s 100th birthday, N.C. Baptists adopted a resolution honoring the life, ministry and legacy of the renowned evangelist during the opening session of the 2018 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Annual Meeting on Monday, Nov. 5 in Greensboro, N.C.

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  • Stand for Life becomes ERLC initiative

    November 5 2018 by Tom Strode & ERLC Staff | with 0 comments
    Stand for Life becomes ERLC initiative

    The popular online, pro-life group Stand for Life has become a new initiative of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). The ERLC and Stand for Life announced the change Nov. 1 for a ministry that began about three years earlier with a single post on social media.

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  • Opioids: Trump signs $6B bill to ‘end the scourge’

    October 26 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Opioids: Trump signs $6B bill to ‘end the scourge’

    A bipartisan bill to fight the opioid crisis was signed Oct. 24 by President Donald Trump. Trump stated that the bill provides $6 billion in new funding “to end the scourge of drug addiction in America.” “We are going to end it, or we are going to at least make an extremely big dent …

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  • Museum of Bible outs fake Dead Sea Scrolls pieces

    October 25 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Museum of Bible outs fake Dead Sea Scrolls pieces

    Five pieces of papyri passed off as fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls have been discovered as fake and removed from display at the Museum of the Bible (MOTB) in Washington. The museum founded by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green and family announced the discovery Oct. 22.

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  • ERLC’s new machines in Dallas ‘more impactful’

    October 25 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC’s new machines in Dallas ‘more impactful’

    Ultrasound machines – like those placed recently at the Downtown Pregnancy Center in Dallas with the aid of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) – not only help women choose life for their unborn children but create transformative personal stories. The ERLC announced Oct. 13 at its annual national conference …

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  • ‘Security’ only reason for Asia Bibi verdict delay

    October 24 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Security’ only reason for Asia Bibi verdict delay

    Security is the only reason Pakistan’s Supreme Court is delaying its ruling in an Oct. 8 appeal of Christian mother Asia Bibi’s blasphemy conviction, a religious liberty expert told Baptist Press. “There’s only one reason, security,” said Shaheryar Gill, senior litigation counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

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  • Q&A: Erickson on family, faith and food

    October 18 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Q&A: Erickson on family, faith and food

    Erick Erickson, a journalist and media personality known for his strident defense of conservative politics, says a period of suffering in his life led to deep reflections on faith, family and the lack of civility in current political discussions. Those meditations resulted in a book framed as a letter to his children …

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  • Jerry Brown veto sparks pro-life gratitude, relief

    October 4 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Jerry Brown veto sparks pro-life gratitude, relief

    Pro-lifers in California and across the country are celebrating a surprising win delivered by the state’s pro-abortion rights governor, Jerry Brown. Brown vetoed a bill Sept. 30 that would have required the state’s public universities to provide abortion drugs for students by Jan. 1, 2022.

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  • NOBTS President Chuck Kelley announces retirement

    October 3 2018 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    NOBTS President Chuck Kelley announces retirement

    New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Charles S. “Chuck” Kelley Jr., announced his plan to retire at the end of the current academic year during Founders’ Day chapel Oct. 2. Kelley will continue to lead the seminary through July 31, 2019. “This is the biggest decision of my life in a lot of ways,” Kelley said in an interview.

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  • Caraway children’s camps expand family involvement

    October 2 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Caraway children’s camps expand family involvement

    For more than 50 years, Caraway Conference Center and Camp operated a boy’s program in the summer and offered a year-round retreat and conference destination for Baptist churches. Six years ago, Caraway staff began discussing the decreasing summer attendance at the 1,100-acre facility near Asheboro, N.C.

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  • Panel OKs Kavanaugh, but delay urged for floor vote

    October 1 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Panel OKs Kavanaugh, but delay urged for floor vote

    The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee forwarded the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh along deeply divided party lines Friday afternoon (Sept. 28) but with the understanding a floor vote on his confirmation would be delayed for a FBI investigation into a sexual assault charge against the nominee. 

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