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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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  • Executive Committee members’ questions aired in open forum

    September 19 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Executive Committee members’ questions aired in open forum

    Concern over Baptist work in Utah and Idaho, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission were voiced during an Executive Committee open forum Sept. 18. The forum was initiated by the EC’s interim president, D. August Boto, in consultation with EC officers as part of the closing day’s agenda …

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  • SBC 1st VP Strickland cheers Tillis for DACA efforts

    February 8 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    SBC 1st VP Strickland cheers Tillis for DACA efforts

    Walter Strickland, SBC first vice president and North Carolina Christian educator, urged Sen. Thom Tillis and other members of Congress to continue working toward a legislative solution for young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children in a press call Feb. 8 hosted by the National Immigration Forum.

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  • SEBTS hosts discussion on ‘kingdom impact’ through work

    April 2 2015 by SEBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    SEBTS hosts discussion on ‘kingdom impact’ through work

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted an event called Intersect: The Wisdom Forum to discuss the intersection of faith, work and economics. Southeastern welcomed over 400 pastors, students and members of the local community March 13 for an evening of conversation addressing faithful interaction with today’s cultural issues.

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  • Uzbek authorities trying to seize Baptist land

    August 29 2013 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Uzbek authorities trying to seize Baptist land

    Authorities in Uzbekistan – a country criticized for persecuting religious communities – are attempting to seize land the state-registered Baptist Union is using for summer camps for children and families.

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  • Kazakhstan: Never too old to be fined for faith

    April 17 2013 by Felix Corley, Forum 18/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Kazakhstan: Never too old to be fined for faith

    Two grandmothers in their 70s were among seven Baptists fined for participating in an unregistered religious meeting in a private home in eastern Kazakhstan on April 4.

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  • ‘The Bible & Sex’ debated at seminary

    March 6 2013 by Gary D. Myers, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘The Bible & Sex’ debated at seminary

    Does the Bible present a clear message on sexual ethics? Or does the text send mixed messages on the subject? Speakers at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary addressed the matter recently. New Testament scholar Ben Witherington III of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky., said the Bible upholds only two options when it comes to sex: monogamous heterosexual marriage or celibacy in singleness.

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