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  • DeMoss to close PR firm

    January 16 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    DeMoss to close PR firm

    Mark DeMoss, founder of DeMoss, a public relations firm known for its high-profile, faith-based clientele, plans to shutter the Atlanta-based organization March 29. In a letter to friends dated Jan. 15, DeMoss said he was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, but tests now show he is cancer-free.

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  • Church dropout rate among young adults studied

    January 16 2019 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Church dropout rate among young adults studied

    Church pews may be full of teenagers, but a study released Jan. 15 suggests college students might be a much rarer sight on Sunday mornings. Two-thirds (66 percent) of American young adults who attended a Protestant church regularly for at least a year as a teenager say they also dropped out for at least a year …

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  • New book, Within Reach, relays insight for student ministry

    January 16 2019 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    New book, Within Reach, relays insight for student ministry

    Today’s high school graduate is faced with an abundance of choices. Go to college or enter the workforce? Dorm life, apartment life or mom and dad’s basement? But no decision may be as important as whether to continue attending church. A study from LifeWay Research and LifeWay Students, released Jan. l5, reveals that two out of three …

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  • Judges block rules on abortion mandate

    January 16 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Judges block rules on abortion mandate

    Federal conscience protections for American employers who object to the abortion/contraception mandate are on hold. Federal judges in California and Pennsylvania blocked Jan. 13 and Jan. 14, respectively, implementation of final rules from the Trump administration that provided exemptions for employers with religious or moral objections to the 2011 requirement instituted under President Obama.

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  • European homeschool ruling ‘ignores’ parents’ rights

    January 16 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    European homeschool ruling ‘ignores’ parents’ rights

    A European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling to uphold Germany’s homeschool prohibition has been called a matter of concern for “anyone who cares about freedom.” The ECHR, based in Strasbourg, France, ruled Jan. 10 that Dirk and Petra Wunderlich’s human rights were not violated when German officials forcibly removed their four children …

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  • Bailey Smith, early SBC conservative president, dies

    January 15 2019 by Christian Index & Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    Bailey Smith, early SBC conservative president, dies

    Evangelist Bailey Smith, who helped sustain the Conservative Resurgence at its outset in the Southern Baptist Convention, died Jan. 14 at his home in Duluth, Ga. He was 79. Smith’s election as SBC president in 1980 was the second victory for conservatives following the landmark election of the late Memphis pastor Adrian Rogers in 1979.

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  • Former N.C. pastor answers plea for help at Tijuana border

    January 15 2019 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 0 comments
    Former N.C. pastor answers plea for help at Tijuana border

    The day Juvenal Gonzalez spoke with the Biblical Recorder started just like every other day for him since early December: preparing and serving breakfast – tamales, chilaquiles, sometimes bacon and eggs and pancakes – to asylum seekers at El Barretal, an abandoned concert venue in Tijuana, Mexico, that now houses caravan migrants from Central America.

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  • Trafficking bill applauded, bolstered with ministry

    January 15 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trafficking bill applauded, bolstered with ministry

    Amid the gridlock of a partial federal government shutdown, President Donald Trump and lawmakers came together across party lines to enact anti-human trafficking legislation named for the 19th-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Travis Wussow, vice president for public policy with Southern Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, voiced gratitude “for the leadership of Congressman Chris Smith …

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  • Foster care and adoption infused into church plant

    January 15 2019 by Chris Forbes, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma | with 0 comments
    Foster care and adoption infused into church plant

    From a church planting perspective, The Well is averaging approximately 100 in weekly attendance, recently baptizing several new believers. Meanwhile, the planters – Stephen Myers and Steven Giblet – have worked to cultivate a culture within the church conducive to foster care and adoption. Now in its second year, the church plant of the Baptist General Convention …

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  • 5 ways to make TV safe for kids: See PTC’s 2019 list

    January 15 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    5 ways to make TV safe for kids: See PTC’s 2019 list

    Protecting children from obscenity on television has never been more difficult than in 2019, the Parents Television Council (PTC) said in listing the top five reforms the entertainment industry needs to make this year. “Even with the most diligent parental oversight, the industry has exceptional power and leverage to influence our children,” the PTC said.

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