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  • Harrison withdraws BSC presidential bid; Barrett to nominate Scoggins

    October 15 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Harrison withdraws BSC presidential bid; Barrett to nominate Scoggins

    John Mark Harrison, pastor of Apex Baptist Church, announced Sunday, Oct. 14 that he will be preaching “in view of a call” at a church out of state the following week. He told the Biblical Recorder that, due to the potential transition, he is withdrawing his candidacy for president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC).

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  • Hurricane Michael wreaks havoc in wake of Florence

    October 15 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Hurricane Michael wreaks havoc in wake of Florence

    In the wake of Hurricane Michael, North Carolina Baptist leaders are urging people to volunteer more than ever. With the combination of two strong storms (including Hurricane Florence from September), within less than a month, work orders are piling up at 13 recovery sites across the state. Baptists on Mission (also known as N.C. Baptist Men, NCBM) …

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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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  • Imprisoned pastor Andrew Brunson free at last

    October 15 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Imprisoned pastor Andrew Brunson free at last

    Pastor Andrew Brunson arrived in the United States Oct. 13, released after two years’ incarceration on disputed charges that could have led to life imprisonment. He was welcomed by President Donald Trump in an Oval Office meeting, where Brunson knelt and prayed for the president.

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  • Moore: Cross frees Christians to love their families

    October 15 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Moore:  Cross frees Christians to love their families

    The biblical understanding that Christians have been crucified with Christ liberates them to love their families genuinely, Russell Moore said Oct. 11 at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) fifth annual national conference.  Moore, the ERLC’s president, delivered the opening address to about 950 people gathered for “The Cross-shaped Family” …

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  • Hurricane Michael: Baptists preparing response

    October 12 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Hurricane Michael: Baptists preparing response

    Southern Baptists are poised to respond after Hurricane Michael made landfall with sustained wind speeds just two miles per hour short of a Category 5 storm Oct. 10. The storm took a direct shot to the Florida Panhandle near Mexico Beach, Fla. And it was the third strongest in recorded United States history …

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  • Q&A: Mohler reflects on 25 years at Southern Seminary

    October 12 2018 by SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Q&A: Mohler reflects on 25 years at Southern Seminary

    On the occasion of his 25th anniversary as Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s president, R. Albert Mohler Jr. sat down for a wide-ranging conversation about cultural challenges, theological education, the Southern Baptist Convention and his tenure as the ninth president of the SBC’s oldest seminary. 

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  • ERLC conference focuses on ‘cross-shaped family’

    October 12 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC conference focuses on ‘cross-shaped family’

    The gospel’s centrality for the family will be in the spotlight when the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) opens its fifth annual national conference Oct. 11. About 950 people are expected to gather for “The Cross-Shaped Family” Oct. 11-13 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

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  • NOBTS trustee chairman appoints search committee

    October 12 2018 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    NOBTS trustee chairman appoints search committee

    New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) trustee chairman Frank Cox announced the names for the 11-member presidential search committee Oct. 11 and called on Southern Baptists to pray through the search process. “We ask that Southern Baptists pray for us as we seek God’s man to lead New Orleans Seminary into the next century of ministry …

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  • Gateway sees 8.2% growth, remembers key vote

    October 12 2018 by Kathie Chute, Gateway Seminary | with 0 comments
    Gateway sees 8.2% growth, remembers key vote

    Enrollment increased 8.2 percent during the fall 2018 semester at Gateway Seminary’s new Southern California campus over the combined fall 2017 enrollment that included its former campus in Brea. Gateway President Jeff Iorg relayed the enrollment news to trustees during their Oct. 8-9 meeting in Portland, Ore.

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  • Pastors weigh in on Trump’s job performance

    October 12 2018 by Aaron Earls, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Pastors weigh in on Trump’s job performance

    A slim majority of pastors say they approve of the job President Donald Trump has done in the White House, according to a new study, but many are unsure. A LifeWay Research study of Protestant senior pastors found 51 percent approve of how President Trump has handled the job, with 25 percent strongly approving.

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  • Mohler’s 25 years at Southern Seminary celebrated

    October 11 2018 by SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Mohler’s 25 years at Southern Seminary celebrated

    Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s trustees presented a resolution of appreciation to R. Albert Mohler Jr. to celebrate his 25th anniversary as president of the institution during a special chapel service Oct. 9. A sermon by Atlanta-area pastor James Merritt and reflections from Mohler, who became the seminary’s president in 1993 …

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  • David Platt: ‘Church leaders, what is success?’

    October 11 2018 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    David Platt:  ‘Church leaders, what is success?’

    David Platt posed a question he called “critical” for church leaders to answer in a Founders’ Day chapel message at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS). “What is success for you?” Platt asked. “How do you define success in your role as a leader in the church?”

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  • In NYC, trustees deepen their church planting vision

    October 11 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    In NYC, trustees deepen their church planting vision

    As the No. 7 New York City subway line rises from underground in Queens, N.Y., passengers then find themselves riding above one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the world. In the school system alone, 176 languages are spoken among an estimated 800 languages spoken in Queens.

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  • ‘Gosnell’ helps uncover ‘horrors of abortion’

    October 11 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Gosnell’ helps uncover ‘horrors of abortion’

    A trio of forthcoming movies hailed by pro-life activists – led by “Gosnell” opening Oct. 12 – could influence Americans’ thinking on abortion, critics say. Christians “have been behind the curve, and we’re just now starting to realize the importance” of promoting the sanctity of unborn life through film, Christian filmmaker and media consultant Phil Cooke told Baptist Press.

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