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  • Heavenly Banquet focuses on refugee ministry

    December 12 2016 by Liz Tablazon, BR staff writer | with 0 comments
    Heavenly Banquet focuses on refugee ministry

    “A glimpse of heaven on earth” is how Ken Tan, leadership development consultant for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, described the Heavenly Banquet at the Koury Convention Center. The luncheon, an event during the BSC annual meeting, celebrated diversity as families of different ethnicities worshiped and shared a meal together.

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  • ‘I did not go to heaven,’ teen admits his book was fiction

    January 16 2015 by Jocelyn McClurg, USA Today/Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    ‘I did not go to heaven,’ teen admits his book was fiction

    A Christian publisher will stop selling The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven now that the young subject paralyzed in a car crash says the story of going to heaven is not true. Tyndale House told both NPR and The Washington Post that it will withdraw the best-selling 2010 book.

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  • New My Hope DVD 'Heaven' to debut Nov. 7

    October 27 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New My Hope DVD 'Heaven' to debut Nov. 7

    Small churches in particular can benefit from the free evangelism outreach My Hope 2014 with Billy Graham, releasing the new DVD “Heaven” in advance of Graham’s 96th birthday Nov. 7, said Southern Baptist church planter Terry Dorsett.

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  • ‘Heaven’s Rain’: painful road to forgiveness

    June 28 2013 by Beth Byrd, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Heaven’s Rain’: painful road to forgiveness

    When Brooks Douglass awoke in ICU after enduring a gunshot wound, the last thing on the mind of the 16-year-old preacher’s son was forgiveness.

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  • Research: Pastors, laity disagree on gospel’s exclusivity

    Nearly eight in 10 Protestant pastors strongly disagree that eternal life can be obtained through religions other than Christianity, according to a survey by LifeWay Research.

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  • Glimpse of heaven seen at annual banquet

    December 14 2011 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor | with 0 comments
    Glimpse of heaven seen at annual banquet

    This year’s Heavenly Banquet Nov. 8 offered a small picture of what heaven might look like. With 160 participants from various tribes, tongues and nations, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) multicultural ministries offered participants a chance to learn from a multicultural church planter and a panel of experts working with various ethnic groups.

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