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  • Greear tightens SBC Birmingham schedule

    September 21 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear tightens SBC Birmingham schedule

    Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear announced via Twitter that next year’s SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., will not include any evening sessions. The announcement came the same week the SBC Executive Committee released data indicating a growing role for digital media in conjunction with this year’s SBC annual meeting in Dallas.

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  • SWBTS ‘moving forward’ despite ‘certain events’

    September 20 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SWBTS ‘moving forward’ despite ‘certain events’

    “Although certain events took place this summer,” SWBTS interim president Jeffrey Bingham told the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee (EC), Southern Baptists are invited to “move forward” with Southwestern. During his report, Bingham referred at least five times to the termination of SWBTS president emeritus Paige Patterson …

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  • Chaplaincy ministry, church planting spotlighted at SEBTS

    September 20 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Chaplaincy ministry, church planting spotlighted at SEBTS

    With more than 100 military community students, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is making strides in its efforts to engage these students and bring awareness to ministry opportunities within the military community. Affiliated SEBTS military personnel and students gathered for panel discussions and various meetings for the seminary’s first Military Community Focus Week, Sept. 4-7.

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  • Next-generation ministry envisioned at ‘The Call’

    September 20 2018 by Lee Weeks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Next-generation ministry envisioned at ‘The Call’

    The next generation of Christian ministry leaders must embrace and nurture God’s individual call on their lives before God will use them as ambassadors of the gospel locally and globally, speakers said during “The Call” Conference held at two Baptist universities.

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  • Nursing fellowship, at 35th anniversary, elects new leader

    September 18 2018 by Trennis Henderson, WMU | with 0 comments
    Nursing fellowship, at 35th anniversary, elects new leader

    Launching a new era of leadership while celebrating 35 years of ministry, Baptist Nursing Fellowship (BNF) has elected Lori Spikes as the new BNF executive director. Spikes, a longtime Southern Baptist International Mission Board (IMB) missionary to Chile, is a registered nurse with 40 years of experience in various settings.

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  • Kid vaping epidemic cited in FDA e-cig fines

    September 18 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Kid vaping epidemic cited in FDA e-cig fines

    Nicotine-rich e-cigarettes commonly clothed in pastel brights with perky flavors have reached epidemic use among kids, a federal agency said in levying industry penalties to limit youth access. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters and fines to more than 1,300 retailers “who illegally sold JUUL and other e-cigarette products to minors” …

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  • ‘Unbroken’ follow-up opens as audience favorite

    September 18 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Unbroken’ follow-up opens as audience favorite

    “Unbroken: Path to Redemption” was an audience favorite, but a low earner at $2.4 million and a fourth place showing among new releases on its opening weekend, according to industry insider reports. Audiences rated the movie an A in CinemaScore polling, the highest among new releases on more than 1,500 screens.

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  • N.C. Baptists ‘shine bright’ in aftermath of Hurricane Florence

    September 17 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists ‘shine bright’ in aftermath of Hurricane Florence

    As rainfall from Hurricane Florence continued to drench much of North Carolina, Southern Baptist response teams were already at work feeding residents, ramping up recovery efforts and planning to provide long-term aid. The storm made landfall early Sept. 14 as a Category 1 hurricane near Wilmington, N.C. …

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  • N.C. field minister program begins second year

    September 17 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    N.C. field minister program begins second year

    On Sept. 5, 52 inmates entered the gymnasium at the Nash Correctional Institute for the second convocation service of the North Carolina Field Minister Program. The program started in August 2017 with partnerships between the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Game Plan for Life and The College at Southeastern.

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  • Getty worship conference strikes a chord

    September 17 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Getty worship conference strikes a chord

    Hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty hosted their first-ever worship music conference last year. The inaugural event drew more than 4,000 attendees. The second annual “Sing!” conference, Sept. 10-12 in Nashville, Tenn., has garnered nearly twice as many pastors, worship leaders and other Christians eager to hear dozens of speakers and artists.

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  • Pro-life leaders urge end to fetal research

    September 13 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pro-life leaders urge end to fetal research

    Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has joined more than 40 other pro-life leaders in urging the Trump administration to halt federal use of aborted baby tissue for research. The letter sent Tuesday (Sept. 11) came in response to an early August report that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed a contract to obtain “fresh” tissue from aborted babies for experimentation.

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  • China shutters churches, demands recant of faith

    September 13 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    China shutters churches, demands recant of faith

    China is raiding and shuttering churches, assaulting worshipers, destroying crosses and burning Bibles in escalating persecution of Christians under a Communist constitution that claims to grant religious freedom. Police shut down the largest house church in Beijing Sunday (Sept. 9), the multisite Zion Church, Reuters reported.

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  • Special needs termed ‘unreached people group’

    September 12 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Special needs termed ‘unreached people group’

    Any church with at least one member with a medical, mental or psychological disorder such as autism or ADHD essentially has a God-given special needs ministry, Pastor Lee Peoples told Baptist Press. Intentionally meeting the practical and spiritual needs of just one special needs member can mean the difference in reaching whom the pastor characterizes as “an unreached people group within our nation.”

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  • SWBTS English institute aiding int’l students

    September 12 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SWBTS English institute aiding int’l students

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SWBTS) English Language Institute (ELI) is now assisting full-time international students who need to improve their English comprehension. “Students who couldn’t study here before at Southwestern now have a pathway,” said Caitlin Yowell, ELI director. “The intensive English program is a fast-paced study program.

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  • Gospel harvest plentiful at colleges, leader says

    September 10 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gospel harvest plentiful at colleges, leader says

    More than 700 Tallahassee college students attended the 2018 fall semester launch of City Church U, the college ministry of City Church in Tallahassee, Fla., yielding at least five decisions for Christ. Likely, others will come to Christ as volunteer on-campus student leaders build community among the three colleges the ministry reaches…

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