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  • No single artist dominated 2018 Dove Awards

    October 19 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    No single artist dominated 2018 Dove Awards

    Cory Asbury’s “Reckless Love” ballad garnered the worship pastor three wins at the 2018 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, but no single artist dominated the night that recognizes work in 40 categories. Reckless Love was named Song of the Year, Worship Song of the Year and Worship Album of the Year at the 49th annual event …

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  • Stewardship camp touches young hearts

    October 15 2018 by Dee Dee Vogt, BR Editorial Aide | with 0 comments
    Stewardship camp touches young hearts

    When Amanda Burke and Rebecca Lindhout of Antioch Baptist Church in Lillington, N.C., started Camp Change two years ago, they hoped to impart their own passion for financial stewardship to the next generation. Their efforts have reaped rewards both temporal and eternal.

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  • Rudy Fagan, 20-year SBC stewardship leader, dies

    October 8 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Rudy Fagan, 20-year SBC stewardship leader, dies

    A. Rudolph (Rudy) Fagan, who led the former Stewardship Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention for 20 years, died Wednesday (Oct. 3) in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was 88. Fagan served as president of the Stewardship Commission from 1974 until his retirement in 1994.

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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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  • TRUSTEES: ERLC names Mohler, Waggoner for key awards

    September 7 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    TRUSTEES: ERLC names Mohler, Waggoner for key awards

    Trustees of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission approved a seminary president and a courtroom advocate as recipients of the Southern Baptist entity’s 2018 awards Wednesday (Sept. 5) during their annual meeting. The ERLC board unanimously endorsed R. Albert Mohler Jr. for the Distinguished Christian Service Award and Kristen Waggoner for the Religious Liberty Award.

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  • Military chaplain plays historic role; comforts families

    August 17 2018 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Military chaplain plays historic role; comforts families

    Before dawn on July 27, Southern Baptist United States Army Chaplain (Colonel) Samuel S. Lee, stepped onto a U.S. Air Force C-17 aircraft at Osan Air Base to lead prayer for crew members who were about to take off on a historic flight across the border to North Korea.

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  • Saddleback celebrates 50,000th baptism

    August 14 2018 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Saddleback celebrates 50,000th baptism

    Not long after Saddleback Church held its first services in 1980, Rick Warren waded in the water and baptized a handful of new believers. Nine people came forward that day to declare their newfound faith in Jesus. Since then, at least 49,991 people have followed in their footsteps.

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  • Stewardship panel: Finances & marriage discussed

    June 20 2018 by Barbara Denman | with 0 comments
    Stewardship panel:  Finances & marriage discussed

    Developing a stewardship plan to get out of debt will strengthen marriages and create stronger disciples, according to a group of pastors and speakers who participated on the President’s Panel on Stewardship June 13 at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Dallas. Led by immediate past SBC President Steve Gaines, the …

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  • God’s ‘Unshakable Pursuit’ frames WMU opening sessions

    June 12 2018 by Myriah Snyder, Western Recorder | with 0 comments
    God’s ‘Unshakable Pursuit’ frames WMU opening sessions

    More than 400 people gathered for the opening sessions of the 2018 Woman’s Missionary Union Annual Meeting and Missions Celebration on June 10 in Dallas. The 2018 theme for WMU is “Unshakable Pursuit.” The first session, themed “The Unshakable Pursuit of Fun,” was held in a casual ranch-style events center and included a barbecue dinner.

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  • Delaware bill first to outlaw child marriage in U.S.

    May 9 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Delaware bill first to outlaw child marriage in U.S.

    A bill awaiting Delaware Gov. John Carney’s signature is America’s first to outlaw marriage before age 18, the latest measure in a nationwide effort to rein in child marriage. Delaware’s measure is the strictest to date. Carney is expected to sign the bill as early as this week.

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  • N.C. communicators take home top video, news writing awards

    May 1 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    N.C. communicators take home top video, news writing awards

    Three men were awarded grand prizes for communication work April 20 during a banquet in Alexandria, Va. Blake Ragsdale and Randy Durham won the M.E. Dodd Memorial Award for Exceptional Achievement in Radio, Television, Film and Video for their “SAVED” entry for the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina and Credence Pictures.

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  • Heritage Awards: N.C. Baptist entities recognize key leaders

    April 17 2018 by From provided materials | with 0 comments
    Heritage Awards: N.C. Baptist entities recognize key leaders

    Sponsored by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and North Carolina Baptist Foundation, the 18th annual North Carolina Baptist Heritage Awards were presented April 10 at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center in Greensboro.

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  • MercyMe, Williams, Winans have big night at GMA Dove Awards

    Gospel music veterans MercyMe accepted the award for Artist of the Year at the 48th annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville Oct. 17. Casting Crowns, Zach Williams, the Gaither Vocal Band and Cece Winans also received awards. Other honors went to Hillsong Worship and Reba McEntire.

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  • Financial stewardship is a heart matter, panel says

    June 21 2017 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Financial stewardship is a heart matter, panel says

    Good financial stewardship stems from a right relationship with God, and the Bible has plenty to say about managing God’s resources God’s way, a group of pastors said during the President’s Panel on Stewardship June 14 at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix.

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  • NAMB responds to McRaney lawsuit

    May 22 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NAMB responds to McRaney lawsuit

    The North American Mission Board (NAMB) has filed an official response to a lawsuit by former Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware executive director Will McRaney, who alleges NAMB wrongly interfered with his separation from the BCMD in 2015, engaged in “slander and/or libel” and attempted to interfere with his speaking engagements.

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