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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, Strategic Initiatives of 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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  • Pastors on discipleship efforts: room for growth

    October 10 2019 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Pastors on discipleship efforts: room for growth

    Most Protestant pastors feel confident about the discipleship taking place in their churches. But there’s still plenty of room for growth, according to a new study from LifeWay Research. Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) say they are satisfied...

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  • Court debates gay, transgender protections

    October 10 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Court debates gay, transgender protections

    The U.S. Supreme Court deliberated for two hours Oct 8 on whether longstanding, non-discrimination federal workplace law provides protection based on “sexual orientation” or “gender identity,” and at least some justices...

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  • Pro-lifers welcome review of Louisiana law

    October 10 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pro-lifers welcome review of Louisiana law

    Pro-life advocates have commended the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to consider the constitutionality of a Louisiana pro-life law, potentially setting up what abortion-rights supporters say would be the repudiation of a ruling by the...

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  • From death to life, physically and spiritually

    October 9 2019 by Global Hunger Relief Staff | with 0 comments
    From death to life, physically and spiritually

    Mr. Kumalo* was a thin, fragile man who lived in a small, modest home. His house was empty, devoid of wife and children. It was sparsely furnished with only the barest of necessities, but he welcomed visitors inside as if he lived in a castle. In...

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