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  • Sanctity of Life: Beware the distractions

    January 18 2019 by J.D. Greear, SBC President | with 0 comments
    Sanctity of Life: Beware the distractions

    Today in our nation’s capital, thousands upon thousands of people will participate in the March for Life, the largest pro-life rally in the world. The march is built on the conviction that unborn babies are made in the image of God and, as such, they deserve the rights God has given to all people.

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  • Evangelicals for Life opens with Platt, Chapman

    January 18 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Evangelicals for Life opens with Platt, Chapman

    Obedience to the Great Commission leads Christians “inevitably to treasure the sanctity of human life,” David Platt told the audience Jan. 16 at Evangelicals for Life. The opening session of the fourth annual conference – sponsored by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) – featured a concert by Steven Curtis Chapman to benefit the Psalm 139 Project …

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  • Boyce College adds communications program

    January 18 2019 by The Southern Baptist Seminary Staff | with 0 comments
    Boyce College adds communications program

    Boyce College has announced a new bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in communication, extending the mission of the school to new academic territory, said Matthew J. Hall, dean of Boyce College. Boyce is the undergraduate school of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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  • Christian women targets for persecution: Open Doors

    January 18 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christian women targets for persecution: Open Doors

    Targeted Christian persecution tailored to hurt women is trending globally, Open Doors reported in its 2019 World Watch List of 50 countries most dangerous for Christians to practice their faith. “The data proves conclusively that Christian women are the most exploited group on the face of the earth today,” Open Doors President David Curry said …

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  • Prohibition and Baptists 100 years later

    January 18 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Prohibition and Baptists 100 years later

    When the 18th Amendment was ratified 100 years ago and prohibition became law of the land, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) called it “the greatest victory for moral reform in America since the Declaration of Independence.”  The convention’s jubilance came in part because Southern Baptists had worked at least three decades to secure legal prohibition.

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  • LifeWay to reduce ‘brick-and-mortar channel’

    January 17 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    LifeWay to reduce ‘brick-and-mortar channel’

    In light of “an accelerated rate of erosion” at “brick-and-mortar” stores, LifeWay Christian Resources President Thom Rainer has announced that some LifeWay stores will be closing. The number of stores to close and the timing of those closures has not been announced.

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  • Abortion defunding effort resumes in Congress

    January 17 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion defunding effort resumes in Congress

    Pro-life advocates in Congress have not given up on extracting the federal government from the abortion business. Members of the Senate and House of Representatives already have introduced legislation in the new congressional session, which began Jan. 3, to end funding for abortions and abortion providers.

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  • Open Doors: Christian persecution up 14% worldwide

    January 17 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Open Doors: Christian persecution up 14% worldwide

    The number of Christians suffering high to extremely high persecution is 14 percent more in 2019, Open Doors reported, counting 245 million individuals globally. Persecution driven by Islamic extremism and Communist authoritarianism in the world’s two most populous countries, India and China, marked the increase, Open Doors said Jan. 16 …

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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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