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  • Route 66 festival helps spark church’s ‘immediate impact’

    August 10 2018 by Andrew Woodrow, Illinois Baptist | with 0 comments
    Route 66 festival helps spark church’s ‘immediate impact’

    In an Illinois town proud of its Route 66 heritage, thousands gather every year to celebrate what John Steinbeck called “the Mother Road.” For more than 20 years, Edwardsville’s annual Route 66 festival at City Park has offered visitors fun, food, and classic cars. What was missing, realized church planter Rayden Hollis, was a gospel opportunity.

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  • On the road for missions: Hendersons share WMU story

    August 10 2018 by Caleb Yarbrough, Arkansas Baptist News | with 0 comments
    On the road for missions: Hendersons share WMU story

    The rumble of the on-board generator lent a muffled, but noticeable, undertone as Trennis and Pam Henderson gave a tour of their new home. Outfitted with all the modern comforts and conveniences expected in a 21st century home – if not in somewhat smaller proportions – the Hendersons’ new home is a 24-foot-long Winnebago RV. 

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  • Man dumps retirement, launches new career in ministry

    August 10 2018 by Roger Alford, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Man dumps retirement, launches new career in ministry

    With his walking cane firmly in hand, pastor Forrest Ivy strides intentionally into his church, a new knee still tender from replacement surgery. A few aches and pains won’t keep this 66-year-old from preaching the gospel. At a stage in life when most people are settling into retirement, Ivy is launching out on a whole new career as a Kentucky Baptist pastor.

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  • New Billy Graham tributes launched

    August 9 2018 by Joy Allmond, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    New Billy Graham tributes launched

    On Aug. 20, the permanent Sirius XM channel dedicated exclusively to messages from “America’s Pastor,” who preached over the decades in hundreds of venues around the globe, will launch. The Billy Graham Channel began a series of limited runs last November, beginning with Graham’s 99th birthday, and included a temporary tribute channel …

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  • University ends baby body parts program

    August 9 2018 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD | with 0 comments
    University ends baby body parts program

    Researchers at the University of New Mexico will no longer procure, sell, or dissect aborted baby body parts, the university announced recently. The research program led for two decades by Robin Ohls, a pediatrics professor, was halted following an internal investigation.

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  • University of Iowa sued again over religious liberty

    August 9 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    University of Iowa sued again over religious liberty

    For the second time in less than a year, a Christian student group has sued the University of Iowa to protect its right to select leaders who hold traditional Christian beliefs. The InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship filed a lawsuit in federal court Aug. 6 after the university revoked the fellowship’s status as an official student organization …

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  • Central Asian believers struggle – but seek truth, faith

    August 9 2018 by International Mission Board Staff | with 0 comments
    Central Asian believers struggle – but seek truth, faith

    Melisa* and her university-aged daughter Ada* came to faith and were baptized in their hometown in Central Asia a few years ago. They later moved to another city for Ada’s education and got connected with the local church. Their attendance at church, however, has deteriorated into periodic participation in informal church events. 

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  • BGCO’s Falls Creek settles lawsuit

    August 8 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    BGCO’s Falls Creek settles lawsuit

    The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) has settled a lawsuit related to the alleged 2016 rape of a 13-year-old at the BGCO’s Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. Terms of the settlement are undisclosed, The Oklahoman newspaper reported Aug. 5, but one sentence of the settlement agreement is not under seal: …

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  • ‘Baptist Hymnal’ celebrates 10-year anniversary

    August 8 2018 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    ‘Baptist Hymnal’ celebrates 10-year anniversary

    This August, LifeWay Christian Resources is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the latest Baptist Hymnal. It’s a milestone Mike Harland, director of LifeWay Worship, finds humbling – especially considering a physical form of the 2008 hymnal wasn’t initially supposed to exist. “The original idea was that a new hymnal for Baptists would be digital only.”

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  • Pastor: Ohio law, church can help with payday lending

    August 8 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pastor: Ohio law, church can help with payday lending

    Ohio’s new law regulating payday lending is an important advance, but the church plays a vital role in helping people who often become casualties of the predatory industry, Southern Baptist pastor David Gray says. Gov. John Kasich signed into law July 30 what some advocates have described as a model for the country in addressing abuses by lenders …

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  • LifeWay’s Selma Wilson announces retirement

    August 8 2018 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    LifeWay’s Selma Wilson announces retirement

    Selma Wilson, senior vice president of organizational development and chief people officer at LifeWay Christian Resources, has announced she will retire effective Oct. 1. “It has been an incredible honor to be a part of the mission of LifeWay for the past 28 years,” Wilson said.

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  • John Bisagno, pastor & church innovator, dies at 84

    August 7 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    John Bisagno, pastor & church innovator, dies at 84

    John Bisagno, an evangelistic innovator and longtime pastor of Houston’s First Baptist Church, died Aug. 5 in Nashville following a battle with cancer. He was 84. During Bisagno’s 30-year tenure at Houston’s First beginning in 1970, the congregation grew from fewer than 400 to 22,000 members, Baptist Press reported in 1999.

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  • Pope’s death penalty reversal prompts closer look

    August 7 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Pope’s death penalty reversal prompts closer look

    Pope Francis’ reversal of Catholic teaching on the death penalty continues to draw reaction, with some Southern Baptist theologians saying the move contradicts biblical principles of ethics. At the same time, the theologians surveyed by Baptist Press share Francis’ concerns about just application of capital punishment amid multiple U.S. lethal injections gone awry in recent years …

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  • New planters, resources energize Puerto Rico ministry

    August 7 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    New planters, resources energize Puerto Rico ministry

    Two weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, Félix Cabrera and his wife Denisse arrived to visit the island where he was born and deliver aid in the storm’s aftermath. Cabrera thought he was just there to help in a time of need, but God was working on something more.

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  • Christian ‘genocide’: naming Nigeria’s mass slaughter

    August 7 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Christian ‘genocide’: naming Nigeria’s mass slaughter

    The mass slaughter of Christians in Nigeria is calculated genocide abetted by the government in the nation that is Africa’s most Christian, cries a growing number of leaders calling on the United States to intervene. Evangelical John Stonestreet, president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, is among the latest to describe as genocide …

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