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  • UC Berkeley leader slammed over biblical gender views

    November 16 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    UC Berkeley leader slammed over biblical gender views

    A Christian student leader is facing backlash and censure after abstaining from a pro-transgender vote and citing a biblical standard of two genders in her defense. A University of California at Berkeley LGBT group is petitioning for Sen. Isabella Chow’s resignation from student government; her political party, Student Action, has dropped ties to her …

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  • Former House staffer joins ERLC staff in Washington

    November 8 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Former House staffer joins ERLC staff in Washington

    Former congressional staff member Chelsea Sobolik is a new policy director in the Washington office of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). Sobolik worked on pro-life, adoption and foster care issues as well as domestic and international religious freedom during three years of service in the House of Representatives.

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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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  • Typhoon Yutu work begins, other DR efforts continue

    November 2 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Typhoon Yutu work begins, other DR efforts continue

    Last week Typhoon Yutu overwhelmed a U.S. territory, the Commonwealth of Northern Marianna Islands (CNMI), which is part of the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention (HPBC). Meanwhile, Southern Baptists have been in the midst of organizing a response. On Oct. 24, Yutu reportedly swallowed the 67 square-mile island of Saipan, endangering the roughly 52,000 inhabitants.

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  • Venezuelans, fleeing tumult, to find aid on a mountain

    November 1 2018 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Venezuelans, fleeing tumult, to find aid on a mountain

    When Nelson Martínez’s father died this summer, Martínez inherited a piece of property half a day up the mountain from his hometown of Cúcuta, Colombia. The property sits at 10,000 feet at the top of a cold, often rainy mountain pass.

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  • New stance on assisted suicide ‘far from neutral’

    November 1 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New stance on assisted suicide ‘far from neutral’

    A doctor association’s new “engaged neutrality” on physician-assisted suicide is a misnomer and threatening to people with Alzheimer’s disease, a Southern Baptist ethicist and a specialist on elder care say. Delegates to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) voted Oct. 9 to embrace a stance of “engaged neutrality” regarding assisted suicide.

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  • An exodus from Venezuela & new ministry in Chile

    Insecure and unstable describe life in Venezuela. The country is running out of food. It has recorded more murders – 28,000 in 2017 – than countries at war. Venezuela’s population of 30 million people is decreasing, with more than 4 million emigrations in the past 10 years. 

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  • ‘Love One Another’ 2019 National Day of Prayer theme

    October 31 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Love One Another’ 2019 National Day of Prayer theme

    “Love One Another” is the theme for the 2019 National Day of Prayer event president Ronnie Floyd announced Oct. 30. Anchored in John 13:34, the theme seeks to mobilize the nation in prayer on May 2 in every U.S. locale across generational, ethnic and linguistic lines, said Floyd …

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  • California seafarers’ ministry touches the world

    October 31 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    California seafarers’ ministry touches the world

    About 2,000 ships that can be as long as four football fields each, and carry 9,000 or more 40-foot containers, enter the Port of Long Beach every year, each vessel with fewer than 25 crew members. The crew, who have been 15 to 20 days crossing the Pacific from Asia …

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  • ‘Much prayer,’ ‘much power’ after synagogue massacre

    October 30 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Much prayer,’ ‘much power’ after synagogue massacre

    Pastor John Freeman walked into the local Jewish Community Center hours after the Oct. 27 synagogue massacre of 11 and was at once on mission. Freeman, pastor of the H2O City Church in Squirrel Hill, said the FBI was using the community center as a temporary hub where family members awaited news of victims who attended Tree of Life Synagogue.

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  • Former N.C. Baptist exec. Roy J. Smith dies

    October 26 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Former N.C. Baptist exec. Roy J. Smith dies

    Roy J. Smith, former executive director-treasurer (EDT) of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), died Thursday, October 18.  He was in declining health for more than two months according to his widow, Charlotte Smith. Smith first joined the BSC staff in 1962 as an area missionary …

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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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  • Outcry at Trump gender memo shows ‘pain,’ confusion

    October 24 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Outcry at Trump gender memo shows ‘pain,’ confusion

    Angry reaction to news the Trump administration may revert to the traditional definition of gender in some federal programs, three evangelical commentators say, reveals society’s confusion and need for ministry. The administration’s proposal “may sound controversial, but it is not,” Andrew Walker of Southern Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission wrote in an Oct. 23 commentary.

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  • Survey sees mix of orthodox belief, shifting opinions

    October 24 2018 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Survey sees mix of orthodox belief, shifting opinions

    Six in 10 Americans say religious belief is a matter of personal opinion. For 7 in 10 Americans, such religious beliefs include one true God existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But an increasing majority of Americans deny Jesus has always existed and many say the Holy Spirit is a force rather than a personal being.

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  • SEBTS marks record enrollment increase, expands programs

    October 18 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    SEBTS marks record enrollment increase, expands programs

    The announcement of a record enrollment increase dominated much of the conversation during the bi-annual Board of Trustees (BOT) and Southeastern Society (SES) meetings at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. With the approval of the Master of Arts in Student Ministry, Southeastern is poised to continue fulfilling its call to equip students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission.

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