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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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  • 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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