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  • Southern Baptists march for life in Washington

    January 23 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Southern Baptists march for life in Washington

    Southern Baptists joined tens of thousands of other Americans in demonstrating their pro-life convictions during the annual March for Life Jan. 18 in Washington, D.C. A contingent of those who participated in the Evangelicals for Life (EFL) conference Jan. 16-17 took part in the march and the rally that preceded it on the national mall.

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  • KBC’s Woods to chair 2019 SBC Resolutions Committee

    January 23 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    KBC’s Woods to chair 2019 SBC Resolutions Committee

    Kentucky Baptist leader Curtis Woods has been named chairman of the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Resolutions Committee, SBC President J.D. Greear announced Jan. 22. Greear also announced his appointment of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary vice president Keith Whitfield as vice chairman. Woods, who served on the 2018 SBC Resolutions Committee, will be only the second …

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  • SCOTUS: Trump’s ban on transgender military service stands

    January 23 2019 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SCOTUS: Trump’s ban on transgender military service stands

    The Supreme Court ruled Jan. 22 to allow the enforcement of President Trump’s ban on transgender military service, a ban previously frozen by lower court injunctions. The policy immediately stops transgender persons from entering the military except “under certain limited circumstances,” according to media reports. It was first announced by Trump via Twitter in July 2017 …

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  • Baptist dishwasher’s $21.5M victory honors Sabbath

    January 23 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist dishwasher’s $21.5M victory honors Sabbath

    A hotel dishwasher awarded $21.5 million in her court battle to honor the Sabbath is a faithful member of Bethel Evangelical Baptist Church in Miami, pastor Keny Felix told Baptist Press Jan. 18. Marie Jean-Pierre, fired from the Conrad Hotel in 2016 after she refused to work on Sundays …

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  • Apologetics conference speakers underscore ‘truth in love’

    January 23 2019 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Apologetics conference speakers underscore ‘truth in love’

    Apologetics experts from across the nation took the stage at Defend ‘19, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s (NOBTS) weeklong apologetics conference, Jan. 7-11. “Christians have always needed to be able to state what they believe clearly and to defend their faith when asked to give a reason for the hope that they have in Christ …

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  • New BCH outreach center to aid families dedicated

    January 22 2019 by Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications | with 0 comments
    New BCH outreach center to aid families dedicated

    The vision to establish a dynamic new ministry to aid families throughout the state came into focus with the Jan. 15 dedication of the Bob and Carolyn Tucker Greater Vision Outreach Center. Donors, dignitaries, staff and community friends gathered at Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina’s (BCH) Mills Home campus in Thomasville …

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  • NCBM receives $40,000 donation

    January 22 2019 by From press release | with 0 comments
    NCBM receives $40,000 donation

    Show N Tell Ministries presented a check for $40,000 to the N.C. Baptists on Mission (NCBM) Jan. 11 after organizing a Broadway benefit concert in Raleigh in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Broadway Sings for Florence was held in October at Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

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  • Camp Cale receives $25,000 Bryan Award

    January 22 2019 by Rye Foundation | with 0 comments
    Camp Cale receives $25,000 Bryan Award

    The Rye Foundation has announced the winner of its Ray Bryan Award, and the recipient is Camp Cale in Hertford. Warren Steen, the president of the foundation, said the award recognizes a faith-based organization that is making a positive and lasting impact on children and youth.

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  • Gardner-Webb names interim president

    January 22 2019 by GWU Communications | with 0 comments
    Gardner-Webb names interim president

    The Gardner-Webb University (GWU) Board of Trustees has named an interim president, who will begin Feb. 1 when President Frank Bonner retires. Ben Leslie, GWU provost and executive vice president, will lead the university until the new president assumes the role.

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  • MLK taught as ‘Christian hero’ at SBC seminaries

    January 21 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    MLK taught as ‘Christian hero’ at SBC seminaries

    When a white supremacist gunned down nine black worshipers at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, S.C., mission catalyst Bob Lawler knew he had to say something to the Baptist association he led in northern California. So Lawler gathered the association’s 48 ethnically diverse churches for a joint worship service.

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