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  • Hurricane leaves Louisiana thankful for less impact

    July 17 2019 by Brian Blackwell and Philip Timothy, Baptist Message | with 0 comments
    Hurricane leaves Louisiana thankful for less impact

    The devastation from Hurricane Barry was less than anticipated in Louisiana based on forecasts, but for those who sustained damage it does not lessen the impact they felt. Several Louisiana Baptist churches reported that facilities suffered from...

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  • Refugee crisis: NOBTS students share gospel

    July 17 2019 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Refugee crisis: NOBTS students share gospel

    Amid the fading beauty of central Athens, not far from the ancient ruins that draw so many tourists, a monumental refugee crisis persists. Along with suffering and uncertainty, the unfolding crisis offers an unprecedented opportunity for gospel...

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  • Churchgoers demonstrate deep faith but room to grow

    July 17 2019 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Churchgoers demonstrate deep faith but room to grow

    When it comes to trusting God, Protestant churchgoers exercise a great deal of faith in their daily lives – whether in difficult circumstances or when the unexplainable happens, a new study released July 16 shows. The 2019 Discipleship...

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  • Pew: Christian, Muslim persecution most widespread

    July 17 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pew: Christian, Muslim persecution most widespread

    Christians and Muslims are persecuted in more countries than any other religious group, Pew Research Center said in a decade-long study showing high levels of persecution in 42 percent of countries studied. Christians and Muslims, the largest and...

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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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