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  • In Haiti, ‘Lord kept us in eye of storm’

    July 12 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    In Haiti, ‘Lord kept us in eye of storm’

    Safe flights from Haiti following a violent citizen uprising have allowed most Southern Baptist mission teams to return to the U.S., Baptist Press has learned. Teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and Tennessee returned to the U.S. beginning July 9 after air travel resumed from the island nation.

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  • Baptist mission teams stuck but safe in Haiti

    July 10 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist mission teams stuck but safe in Haiti

    About 200 Southern Baptists on mission were trapped in Haiti after violent riots closed airports, sources told Baptist Press, but at least one team returned home July 9. “The Woodland Community Church (Bradenton, Fla.) and The Glade Church (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) team arrived safely at the airport in Port-au-Prince this morning!

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  • Judas documentary critiqued as heresy, revisionism

    March 30 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Judas documentary critiqued as heresy, revisionism

    A BBC documentary suggesting Judas Iscariot wasn’t purely a traitor has drawn criticism from evangelicals as, among other things, “an attempt to undermine the Christian gospel.” Jerry Vines, a former Southern Baptist Convention president, noted attempts since the second century to portray Judas more favorably than he is presented in scripture.

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  • Riots about more than Gray’s death, pastors say

    April 30 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Riots about more than Gray’s death, pastors say

    As Baltimore experiences the first calm after the April 25 funeral of an unarmed black man who died of injuries sustained when police arrested him, local black Southern Baptist pastor Ryan Palmer recalls the moment he first understood the heart of rioters whose violence he can’t condone.

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  • SBC pastors join healing efforts in Baltimore

    April 28 2015 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    SBC pastors join healing efforts in Baltimore

    Joel Kurz watched in disbelief as the Baltimore neighborhood where he has pastored since 2008 erupted in violence and flames on April 27. Baltimore has been a community in unrest since Freddie Gray died of injuries sustained while in police custody. 

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  • Patriot players put their faith before football

    January 30 2015 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Patriot players put their faith before football

    Players for the New England Patriots shared during Media Day (Jan. 27) how winning is better when kept in proper perspective. On a team from the Northeast, outside the Bible Belt, there seems to be a solid group of Patriot players who don’t shy away from sharing about their Christian faith.

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  • Evangelicals score highest on patriotism

    July 2 2013 by Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Evangelicals score highest on patriotism

    When it comes to God and country, white evangelicals report the most intense patriotic feelings in a new poll, with more than two-thirds (68 percent) saying they are extremely proud to be an American.

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  • Patriots’ Slater a spiritual leader for teammates

    February 3 2012 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Patriots’ Slater a spiritual leader for teammates

    As the son of an NFL Hall of Famer, Matthew Slater of the New England Patriots had some advantages when it came to learning the game of football.

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