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  • Pastors plan to repeat roles as BSC first, second vice presidents

    July 16 2019 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Editor | with 0 comments
    Pastors plan to repeat roles as BSC first, second vice presidents

    Both the first and second vice presidents for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) plan to be nominated for second terms. Ed Yount, senior pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Conover and a former BSC president, plans to renominate...

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  • Johnson Ferry announces senior pastor candidate

    July 16 2019 by Christian Index Staff | with 0 comments
    Johnson Ferry announces senior pastor candidate

    The search team for Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Marietta, Ga., announced July 14 that North Carolina pastor Clay Smith will preach in view of a call on Aug. 4 to occupy the pulpit previously filled by former Southern Baptist Convention President...

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  • Title X abortion rule remains amid legal challenge

    July 16 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Title X abortion rule remains amid legal challenge

    Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and other pro-life leaders have commended a federal appeals court’s latest action to permit the Trump administration’s Protect Life Rule to remain in effect while it undergoes a legal challenge...

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  • Amid hurricane’s onslaught, churches tap technology

    July 16 2019 by Brian Blackwell, Baptist Message | with 0 comments
    Amid hurricane’s onslaught, churches tap technology

    Louisiana pastors employed social media to reach out to congregations they had urged stay home out of safety concerns in the face of Hurricane Barry – with dining room tables, home offices and vacant worship centers serving as pulpits...

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  • German family still in custody, homeschooling limbo

    July 16 2019 by Timothy Cockes, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    German family still in custody, homeschooling limbo

    The family of Dirk and Petra Wunderlich remains in legal limbo as they seek to win the right to homeschool their children in Germany, where homeschooling has been illegal since 1919.  In April 2019, the Wunderlichs took their case to the...

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  • N.C. Baptist Pastors’ Conference focuses on being ‘One’

    July 15 2019 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Editor | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptist Pastors’ Conference focuses on being ‘One’

    This year’s North Carolina Baptist Pastors’ Conference Nov. 10-11 highlights unity. The two-day event, scheduled prior to the Nov. 11-12 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina annual meeting in Greensboro, has chosen “One...

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  • ‘Gospel Above All’ study follows Greear’s SBC theme

    July 15 2019 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    ‘Gospel Above All’ study follows Greear’s SBC theme

    Having exhorted messengers to place the “Gospel Above All” at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, SBC President J.D. Greear is aiming to mobilize Christians to take gospel action in their homes, churches and communities...

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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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