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  • Persecuted church draws 2 passionate advocates

    One is a former FBI intelligence analyst supervisor, the other a longtime missionary. In their respective ways, they’re intent on raising awareness of Christians facing persecution across the world. Patrick Carberry, who was with the FBI for...

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  • Singer looking for identity finds it in Christ

    July 15 2019 by Lucy Campbell | with 0 comments
    Singer looking for identity finds it in Christ

    She is a ball of energy with laugh lines deeply engraved at the corners of her eyes. And she is one of millions living in an Eastern European metropolis, but one of only a few pastors’ wives in her city. A few years ago, Tanya* and her...

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  • Proposed bylaw amendments address ‘serious misconduct’

    July 12 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Proposed bylaw amendments address ‘serious misconduct’

    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s executive committee unanimously approved proposed changes to the convention’s bylaws that would create a formal process by which individuals could be removed from positions of...

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  • Budget proposal seeks ‘balance’ between NC, SBC

    July 12 2019 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Budget proposal seeks ‘balance’ between NC, SBC

    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s executive committee unanimously approved a $30.5 million budget proposal for 2020 that includes an increased allocation to the Southern Baptist Convention through the Cooperative Program.

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  • New voices can positively shape SBC, Litton says

    July 12 2019 by Carrie Brown McWhorter, The Alabama Baptist | with 0 comments
    New voices can positively shape SBC, Litton says

    In her new role as registration secretary for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Kathy Litton will help shape the response of the convention to issues such as sexual abuse. “Shaping” is an important word, she said. “It’s...

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  • Trade war could disrupt Bible supply, publishers warn

    July 12 2019 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trade war could disrupt Bible supply, publishers warn

    Americans could see a disruption in the nation’s Bible supply if President Trump enforces tariffs on printed materials from China, according to Christian publishers. The 25 percent tariff on books – part of a long list of tariffs...

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  • Twitter bans hateful posts based on religion

    July 12 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Twitter bans hateful posts based on religion

    Tweets that dehumanize a person because of that person’s religion are no longer allowed on Twitter, the company announced July 9. “Our primary focus is on addressing the risks of offline harm, and research shows that dehumanizing...

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  • Pastor takes pro-life battle to city government level

    July 11 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pastor takes pro-life battle to city government level

    City governments should be utilized in a grassroots effort to fight abortion rights still protected federally, Southern Baptist pastor Mark Dickson told Baptist Press (BP). “For so long, people have been going to the state capital and nation...

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  • 5 years without a pastor, church retains ‘high hopes’

    July 11 2019 by Grace Thornton, The Alabama Baptist | with 0 comments
    5 years without a pastor, church retains ‘high hopes’

    Sometimes if a train comes through town at just the right time, the service might start at 11:15 instead of 11. Or they might start a little late if it takes a minute to get all the children to sit down. But no matter what, Helton Memorial Chapel...

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  • 7th- & 8th-graders experience a VBS of their own

    July 11 2019 by Sue Sprenkle | with 0 comments
    7th- & 8th-graders experience a VBS of their own

    Imaginary waves lapped at their feet as the young teenagers surveyed an obstacle course dotted with blue papers. The goal was to walk on water – the blue paper – without falling into the sea. It wasn’t a straight and easy shot...

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