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  • $1.5 billion plan might revive dying Dead Sea

    December 3 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    $1.5 billion plan might revive dying Dead Sea

    The Dead Sea has been receding for decades, with some experts predicting its total demise by 2050. But a $1.5 billion plan to resurrect the biblically prominent sea is nearing fruition, NBC News reported Nov. 29. Meetings are expected within weeks to finalize the plan considered for two decades, NBC reported, to build a desalination facility …

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  • First lady addresses opioid crisis at Liberty

    November 30 2018 by Timothy Cockes, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    First lady addresses opioid crisis at Liberty

    First Lady Melania Trump spoke to students at Liberty University Nov. 28 about the opioid crisis in America. She urged students to make wise choices during this time in their young lives. “I know college is a time to build your independence, experience things on your own terms and make decisions on your own behalf,” she told students.

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  • Reconsider Roe v. Wade, brief urges Supreme Court

    November 27 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Reconsider Roe v. Wade, brief urges Supreme Court

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and allies have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion. A spotlight on Roe could come in the Supreme Court’s review of a lower court opinion nullifying a state law that bars discrimination against certain classes of unborn children …

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  • California’s Camp Fire: ‘It never turned daylight’

    November 19 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    California’s Camp Fire: ‘It never turned daylight’

    Members of Paradise Ridge Southern Baptist Church have asked Pastor Bob Sorensen if they will continue to have a church but not because their building is gone. They ask because the Camp Fire destroyed much of their community. “We’ve had disasters before, and we thought we would be able to just go back,” Sorensen said.

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  • Paul Chitwood elected unanimously as IMB president

    November 16 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Paul Chitwood elected unanimously as IMB president

    About a decade ago, Paul Chitwood became convinced God was calling him to mobilize missions and missionaries, he told International Mission Board (IMB) trustees. That call culminated Nov. 15, he said, with his election as IMB president. “Being a member of this board for eight years changed my ministry and it changed my life …

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  • Women urged to be ‘Confident’ amid cultural issues

    November 14 2018 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Women urged to be ‘Confident’ amid cultural issues

    There was a collective gasp among the 1,600 women gathered for the kickoff of the 2018 LifeWay Women’s Leadership Forum. During a panel discussion on racial reconciliation, Missie Branch shared about a shocking thing she once heard from some Christians heading to China for mission work. 

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  • Faith, technology, innovation explored at conference

    November 14 2018 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Faith, technology, innovation explored at conference

    In the future, could a machine lead a human to faith in Christ? Actually, it’s already been done, said data scientist Daniel Whitenack. At Faith Leads Tech, a conference hosted Nov. 9 at LifeWay Christian Resources’ corporate headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., Whitenack described a chatbot that uses artificial intelligence (AI) software to tell people about Jesus.

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  • Grow a healthy worship ministry, avoid ‘war’

    November 2 2018 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Grow a healthy worship ministry, avoid ‘war’

    When Mike Harland joined LifeWay Christian Resources President and CEO Thom S. Rainer a couple of years ago on the “Rainer on Leadership” podcast, he never imagined those conversations about music ministry would lead to writing a book. On Nov. 1, B&H Publishing released the fruit of those discussions …

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  • New stance on assisted suicide ‘far from neutral’

    November 1 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New stance on assisted suicide ‘far from neutral’

    A doctor association’s new “engaged neutrality” on physician-assisted suicide is a misnomer and threatening to people with Alzheimer’s disease, a Southern Baptist ethicist and a specialist on elder care say. Delegates to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) voted Oct. 9 to embrace a stance of “engaged neutrality” regarding assisted suicide.

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  • Colorado Baptists hear new vision, increase CP

    October 31 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Colorado Baptists hear new vision, increase CP

    Increasing the convention’s number of credentialed churches by 38 percent and receiving a new vision for accelerating gospel impact in Colorado were among highlights of the Colorado Baptist General Convention’s (CBGC) Oct. 15-16 annual meeting. Colorado Baptists also increased for the second year in a row the percentage of Cooperative Program (CP) receipts they will forward …

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  • Museum of Bible outs fake Dead Sea Scrolls pieces

    October 25 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Museum of Bible outs fake Dead Sea Scrolls pieces

    Five pieces of papyri passed off as fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls have been discovered as fake and removed from display at the Museum of the Bible (MOTB) in Washington. The museum founded by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green and family announced the discovery Oct. 22.

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  • Robinsons touched 65 lives by fostering, adoption

    October 23 2018 by Katelyn Goodwin, Missouri Pathway | with 0 comments
    Robinsons touched 65 lives by fostering, adoption

    Few people have hearts as big as Ron and Terri Robinson. In 40 years of marriage, Ron followed his calling to ministry and pastored several Baptist churches with Terri at his right hand, opening their hearts to the communities they served. Then they opened their hearts to a new calling from God as foster parents.

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  • Candi Finch confirms termination by SWBTS

    October 22 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Candi Finch confirms termination by SWBTS

    Candi Finch, a former professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS), confirmed via Twitter she was terminated by the seminary’s trustees Oct. 17. “Yesterday the @swbts trustees voted to fire me,” Finch tweeted Oct. 18. “Tough day but I trust in God. It has been a great privilege to serve at swbts for over 15 years …

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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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  • 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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