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  • Brunson reaped spiritual ‘hunger’ in Turkish prison

    October 14 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Brunson reaped spiritual ‘hunger’ in Turkish prison

    Two years in filthy Turkish prisons reaped for pastor Andrew Brunson a spiritual “hunger, desperation and running after God” that he hasn’t felt since his release. “I find that I don’t miss prison; I wouldn’t...

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  • IMB, Billy Graham Center focus on rural churches stateside and abroad

    The International Mission Board (IMB) and the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College’s Rural Matters Institute (RMI) have launched a five-year research project that aims to arm the rural church with resources needed to advance the gospel...

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  • NOBTS approves new mission statement, faculty

    October 14 2019 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    NOBTS approves new mission statement, faculty

    Trustees of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) and Leavell College affirmed new president Jamie Dew's vision for the institution by approving a new mission statement during their fall meeting Oct. 9. The newly approved mission...

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  • Hurricane Michael: One year later, partnerships vital

    October 14 2019 by Margaret Colson, Florida Baptist Convention | with 0 comments
    Hurricane Michael: One year later, partnerships vital

    Joshua Fidler walked across a field that had been covered for almost ten months by massive debris – “a void that used to be our sanctuary” when he saw a page that had been ripped from a Bible in the cleanup following the fury of...

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  • NAMB celebrates offering, meets missionaries

    October 11 2019 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    NAMB celebrates offering, meets missionaries

    North American Mission Board (NAMB) trustees gathered for their annual fall meeting Oct. 7-8 with much to celebrate as Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, announced to the group that Southern Baptists...

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  • Church sees its value in local, national and international outreach

    October 11 2019 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Church sees its value in local, national and international outreach

    Russian nesting dolls are among Jeff Rasnick’s illustrations of the way Southern Baptist churches work together locally, in state conventions and across the U.S. and the world. The ethnic flavor of Maruschka or Matryoshka dolls, also known...

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  • Man baptized at church he vandalized 6 months earlier

    October 11 2019 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Man baptized at church he vandalized 6 months earlier

    Feb. 28, 2019, was one of the worst days of 23-year-old Brenton Winn’s life. But it paved the way for one of the best. Angry at God after he relapsed from an addiction to methamphetamines despite spending time at a faith-based recovery...

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  • Explainer: The NBA, China and Hong Kong

    October 11 2019 by Josh Wester, ERLC | with 0 comments
    Explainer: The NBA, China and Hong Kong

    A tweet from an executive with the Houston Rockets has touched off an international controversy and brought attention to an ongoing dispute between Hong Kong and China. On Oct. 4, Daryl Morey, general manager of the Texas-based NBA franchise...

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  • God is ‘changing hearts,’ says Lively

    October 10 2019 by Liz Tablazon, BR Assistant Editor | with 0 comments
    God is ‘changing hearts,’ says Lively

    Attendees saw tears of relief, not just sadness, Megan Lively said at an event focused on addressing sex abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). In April, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) changed the direction of its...

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  • Brothers’ dreams of finding a family finally come true

    October 10 2019 by Blake Ragsdale, Baptist Children’s Homes Communications | with 0 comments
    Brothers’ dreams of finding a family finally come true

    I always wanted to go camping. You know, a big adventure for our whole family! Mom and Dad take me and my little brother Jonah shopping. We pick out our tent, sleeping bags and cooking stuff. I find the best tent, big enough for all four of us...

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