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  • Bibles, joy visible in schools across U.S. Oct. 4

    October 8 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bibles, joy visible in schools across U.S. Oct. 4

    Students rallied behind the Bible and the joy of scripture in social media posts Oct. 4, as a projected half-million or more students participated in Bring Your Bible to School Day. Focus on the Family’s (FOTF) fifth annual event drew smiles and encouragement from students and parents in a diversity of grade levels, schools and Christian communities …

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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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  • NOBTS names Kelley chancellor

    October 8 2018 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    NOBTS names Kelley chancellor

    New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) trustees named Chuck Kelley as chancellor of the school through July 31, 2019, and approved the accelerated M.Div. program during their fall meeting Oct. 3. Kelley announced his plans to retire from the school on July 31, 2019, during the Oct. 2 Founders’ Day chapel service.

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  • DR requests & salvations continue in Carolina relief

    October 8 2018 by Laura Sikes, NAMB | with 0 comments
    DR requests & salvations continue in Carolina relief

    When 89-year-old William Cunniff returned to his flood-damaged home in North Carolina, he found mold climbing the walls of every room, the remains of Hurricane Florence. Cunniff had evacuated and stayed out of the state with relatives until it was safe to return. The widower and U.S. Marine Corps veteran found that his home of 20 years …

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  • Record AAEO, new VPs top NAMB agenda

    October 5 2018 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Record AAEO, new VPs top NAMB agenda

    North American Mission Board (NAMB) trustees meeting Oct. 1-2 in New York City were the first to hear that Southern Baptists gave an all-time record high to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions in 2018. Kevin Ezell, NAMB’s president, announced the record $61.1 million offering to the group Monday evening (Oct. 1).

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