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  • N.C. churches helping, healing after hurricane

    September 25 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    N.C. churches helping, healing after hurricane

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, many Baptist churches across North Carolina are discovering ways to serve their neighbors, even as they work to mend damage to their own homes and church buildings. Temple Baptist Church in Fayetteville, N.C., plans to use their facility as a collection site for disaster relief supplies …

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  • Parrott to be nominated as Pastors’ Conference president

    September 25 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Parrott to be nominated as Pastors’ Conference president

    Ronnie Parrott, lead pastor of Christ Community Church in Huntersville, N.C., will be nominated for the 2020 N.C. Pastors’ Conference president when the group meets November 4-5. “Ronnie represents the best of this young generation of leaders and will make a significant contribution to move our state convention forward,” said Clay Smith.

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  • Family ‘prosperity gospel’ addressed in Moore’s book

    September 25 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Family ‘prosperity gospel’ addressed in Moore’s book

    Russell Moore decided to add to the many books on the family after he realized many Christians have adopted a version of the prosperity gospel when it comes to such issues as marriage and parenting. The author of the new book The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home told Baptist Press (BP) …

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  • Vermont’s 251 townships get NEBC’s attentiveness

    September 25 2018 by Northeastern Baptist College Staff | with 0 comments
    Vermont’s 251 townships get NEBC’s attentiveness

    “I’ve never seen anything like that before!” a man with two friends exclaimed. While students from Northeastern Baptist College (NEBC) washed their car, the men watched as Mark Ballard, NEBC’s founding president, used an EvangeCube to share the gospel. Using the small cube’s pictorial storytelling, Ballard explained Jesus Christ’s death, burial and resurrection.

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  • Boy’s ‘miraculous’ survival prompts gospel witness

    September 25 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Boy’s ‘miraculous’ survival prompts gospel witness

    Xavier Cunningham, 10, was climbing into a treehouse when he encountered a massive wasp nest. As he tried to swat a wasp away, he lost his balance, fell to the ground face-first and impaled his head on a foot-long meat skewer he and his friends had found and stuck in the ground.

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  • Greear’s Sexual Abuse Advisory Study underway

    September 24 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear’s Sexual Abuse Advisory Study underway

    Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear’s Sexual Abuse Advisory Study is now “actively involved” in phase one of its two-year process, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission announced Sept. 19 following appropriation of $250,000 for the study by the SBC Executive Committee (EC).

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  • LifeWay workers ‘fine’ after bullet destroys window

    September 24 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    LifeWay workers ‘fine’ after bullet destroys window

    “Employees are fine” after a bullet destroyed a fifth-floor window at LifeWay Christian Resources’ downtown Nashville complex, company spokesperson Carol Pipes told Baptist Press. “We’re just really thankful no one was hurt,” said Pipes, LifeWay director of corporate communications, who noted police are investigating the incident. The window, destroyed …

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  • FBC Woodstock looks to Morton as Hunt successor

    September 24 2018 by Christian Index, LifeWay & Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    FBC Woodstock looks to Morton as Hunt successor

    Members of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga., voted overwhelmingly Sept. 16 for Atlanta-area pastor Jeremy Morton to serve alongside Johnny Hunt as co-pastor. Morton, 37, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Cartersville, preached in both Sunday morning services Sept. 16 in view of a call to serve alongside Hunt …

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  • Rainer, at MBTS, assesses SBC & church transition

    September 24 2018 by T. Patrick Hudson, MBTS | with 0 comments
    Rainer, at MBTS, assesses SBC & church transition

    Hopefulness for the future of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in a season of denominational transition was voiced by Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, in a discussion Sept. 19 with Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS).

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  • Both Kavanaugh, accuser need to be heard, Moore says

    September 21 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Both Kavanaugh, accuser need to be heard, Moore says

    A pivotal Supreme Court seat hangs in the balance while the U.S. Senate and America wait to learn if Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser will testify regarding her sexual assault allegation against President Trump’s nominee. Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore said it is important to hear from both Kavanaugh and his accuser …

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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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  • ‘After Maria’: Puerto Rico remains changed by storm

    September 21 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘After Maria’: Puerto Rico remains changed by storm

    “Before Maria and after Maria” is the word on the streets of Puerto Rico. “That’s how life changed,” native Puerto Rican and Southern Baptist minister Jonathan Santiago told Baptist Press a year after the hurricane. In Santiago’s observation, churches, including Southern Baptist congregations, lost about 35 percent of their attendance.

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  • Via video games, brothers are online missionaries

    September 21 2018 by Katelyin Goodwin, The Pathway | with 0 comments
    Via video games, brothers are online missionaries

    Video games – with their reputation for violence, sexual content and profanity – are probably not the first thought in anyone’s mind when it comes to evangelistic outreach. For a pair of brothers from Wentzville, Mo., the millions of people who play video games represent an opportunity.

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  • Trump ‘just settled in’ at N.C. disaster relief site

    September 20 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump ‘just settled in’ at N.C. disaster relief site

    President Trump spent approximately an hour Sept. 19 at a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) site in New Bern, N.C., helping volunteers distribute meals and greeting victims of Hurricane Florence. “I was literally thinking” the president’s visit would last 15-20 minutes, said Jim Pennington, pastor of Temple Baptist Church in New Bern …

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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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