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  • Protestant, Catholic dividing lines examined

    November 2 2016 by S. Craig Sanders, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Protestant, Catholic dividing lines examined

    With the approaching 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the need for clarity on the commonalities and differences between Catholics and Protestants grows ever more urgent, according to the authors of The Unfinished Reformation. Gregg R. Allison and Chris Castaldo provide a thorough and careful examination of the issues at stake.

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  • Atheists plan billboards against Ark museum

    April 29 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Atheists plan billboards against Ark museum

    A small group of Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana atheists has launched a campaign to buy billboards mocking the message of the Answers in Genesis Ark Encounter museum and its July 7 opening. The 1,500-member Tri-State Freethinkers have raised $10,000 …

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  • Planned Parenthood protests draw Southern Baptists

    August 25 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Planned Parenthood protests draw Southern Baptists

    Southern Baptists were among an estimated 50,000-75,000 pro-life activists who protested at Planned Parenthood clinics across America Aug. 22, calling for the defunding of the nation’s largest abortion provider. Protestors in more than 350 cities across 47 states joined what The Washington Post called “the largest-ever rally against” Planned Parenthood.

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  • Gay marriage: mainline denominations affirm SCOTUS

    July 21 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gay marriage: mainline denominations affirm SCOTUS

    At least three mainline Protestant denominations have celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s nationwide legalization of gay marriage, and others say they are divided on the issue. “By and large, [mainline denominations] have been more liberal than the culture in compromising their sexual standards before the country itself compromised …”

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  • Ferguson tensions prompt church to act

    December 2 2014 by Ben Hawkins, Missouri Pathway/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ferguson tensions prompt church to act

    Stoney Shaw and other Missouri Baptist leaders have worked with city officials, community members and protesters since Brown’s Aug. 9 death to help revitalize suffering businesses and prevent further destruction to downtown Ferguson amid racial tensions and weeks of sometimes violent protests in the St. Louis suburb.

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  • Ukraine's 'EuroMaidan' protests escalate

    February 6 2014 by Nicole Lee, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ukraine's 'EuroMaidan' protests escalate

    Conflict arises into its third month in Ukraine. Troubles began when the Ukrainian government failed to sign a trade agreement with the European Union and, instead, signed a deal for financial assistance from Russia that is opposed by many Ukrainians.

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  • Band played on amid pro-choice protestors

    July 17 2013 by Bonnie Pritchett, Southern Baptist TEXAN/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Band played on amid pro-choice protestors

    The spiritual and ideological chasm in the Texas abortion debate was evident at the close of a pro-life rally July 8 that drew an estimated 2,000 pro-lifers and, by one media account, about 1,000 pro-choice activists.

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  • Taksim Square in the heart of Istanbul seems like ground zero of the biggest party in Turkey. Groups of students dance hand-in-hand. Local musicians gather for impromptu open-air performances. Women hand out sesame-covered biscuits to anyone in arm’s reach.

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  • Poll: 29% of pastors discuss candidates in pulpit

    November 2 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A majority of regular churchgoers say their pastor has discussed the importance of voting, while 29 percent say their pastor has taken sides, in sermons, in the presidential race, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

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  • Poll: Many pastors feel lonely, but privileged in role

    February 15 2012 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Poll: Many pastors feel lonely, but privileged in role

    Though almost all pastors feel privileged to be in ministry, a majority also experience loneliness and discouragement. That is the finding of a new survey by LifeWay Research of 1,000 American Protestant pastors.

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  • Report says tithing, church spending hit record low

    November 2 2011 by Piet Levy, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Report says tithing, church spending hit record low

    Tithing to U.S. Protestant churches as a percentage of income is at its lowest level in at least 41 years, according to a new report, and churches are keeping a greater share of those donations for their own needs.

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  • Poll: Pastors say Mormons not Christians

    October 24 2011 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Poll: Pastors say Mormons not Christians

    Most pastors feel strongly that Mormons are not Christians, according to a survey by LifeWay Research. The survey polled 1,000 American Protestant pastors and asked them to respond to the statement: “I personally consider Mormons (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) to be Christians.”

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