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  • First lady addresses opioid crisis at Liberty

    November 30 2018 by Timothy Cockes, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    First lady addresses opioid crisis at Liberty

    First Lady Melania Trump spoke to students at Liberty University Nov. 28 about the opioid crisis in America. She urged students to make wise choices during this time in their young lives. “I know college is a time to build your independence, experience things on your own terms and make decisions on your own behalf,” she told students.

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  • Professor fights pronoun mandate

    November 19 2018 by Bonnie Pritchett, WORLD | with 0 comments
    Professor fights pronoun mandate

    A Shawnee State University philosophy professor filed a lawsuit against the Portsmouth, Ohio, school on Nov. 5 for disciplining him because he insisted on using the courtesy title that corresponded to a student’s biological sex. Nicholas Meriwether, a 22-year tenured faculty member, uses courtesy titles like “Mr.” and “Miss” with students’ last names in his classes.

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  • UC Berkeley leader slammed over biblical gender views

    November 16 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    UC Berkeley leader slammed over biblical gender views

    A Christian student leader is facing backlash and censure after abstaining from a pro-transgender vote and citing a biblical standard of two genders in her defense. A University of California at Berkeley LGBT group is petitioning for Sen. Isabella Chow’s resignation from student government; her political party, Student Action, has dropped ties to her …

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  • Dave Ramsey’s love for pastors fuels mission

    November 16 2018 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Dave Ramsey’s love for pastors fuels mission

    For Dave Ramsey, pastors have a special place in his heart. This summer at the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Dallas, the CEO of Ramsey Solutions and author of Financial Peace University (FPU) spoke to pastors and other Baptist leaders about stewardship and what the Bible teaches about debt. He offered FPU for free to pastors who …

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  • Mars Hill University inaugurates 22nd president

    November 13 2018 by Mars Hill Communications | with 0 comments
    Mars Hill University inaugurates 22nd president

    A rainy day did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm as John Anthony “Tony” Floyd, J.D., was inaugurated as Mars Hill University’s 22nd president Nov. 9. In his address to the assembled audience, Floyd laid out his vision for the institution’s future – a vision that puts its focus squarely on its students, whom Floyd calls “his Lions.”

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  • Truett McConnell University to launch publishing house

    October 30 2018 by TMU & Baptist Press Staff | with 1 comments
    Truett McConnell University to launch publishing house

    Truett McConnell University (TMU) is launching a publishing house, TMU Press, with an unnamed donor’s $200,000 gift. According to a TMU news release, the new publishing house reflects President Emir Caner’s vision “to expand the university’s academia to the Christian population across the United States.”

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  • Christian apologetics club wins free speech battle

    October 22 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christian apologetics club wins free speech battle

    A Christian apologetics group will be able to display pro-life and other messages freely at a state university, the result of a settlement reached through Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). Ratio Christi, a registered student organization at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga., gained the right in a settlement ADF announced Oct. 18.

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  • Students join hurricane relief efforts in N.C.

    October 19 2018 by Laura Sikes, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Students join hurricane relief efforts in N.C.

    When an East Carolina University cross country team found they had an off weekend from running, they decided to go and help survivors of Hurricane Florence. They joined a college-wide effort to help Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers serve in the hard-hit New Bern, N.C., area. 

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  • Betty Dilday, wife of former SWBTS president, dies

    August 17 2018 by Compiled by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Betty Dilday, wife of former SWBTS president, dies

    Betty Dilday, 87, wife of former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Russell H. Dilday, died Aug. 9 from pulmonary fibrosis complications, according to an obituary in the Dallas Morning News. Betty Dilday served with her husband during his 16 years as Southwestern's president (1978-1994) and his 17 years as pastor of churches in Texas and Georgia.

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  • University of Iowa reinstates religious groups for now

    August 17 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    University of Iowa reinstates religious groups for now

    The University of Iowa has reinstated multiple religious student groups as registered campus organizations after one group threatened to seek a temporary restraining order amid pending litigation. InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship sued the university Aug. 6 because school officials revoked the fellowship’s status as an official student organization over a requirement …

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  • University of Iowa sued again over religious liberty

    August 9 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    University of Iowa sued again over religious liberty

    For the second time in less than a year, a Christian student group has sued the University of Iowa to protect its right to select leaders who hold traditional Christian beliefs. The InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship filed a lawsuit in federal court Aug. 6 after the university revoked the fellowship’s status as an official student organization …

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  • Dave Ramsey urges pastors to lead people out of debt

    June 19 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Dave Ramsey urges pastors to lead people out of debt

    Personal finance speaker and author Dave Ramsey, addressing the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 12, urged pastors to lead people out of debt by teaching them what the Bible says about money. “When you stand up in front of your congregation, you’re looking at a large number of people who do not have the …

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  • Jimmy Carter urges unity at Liberty graduation

    May 22 2018 by Timothy Cockes, Liberty University | with 0 comments
    Jimmy Carter urges unity at Liberty graduation

    Former United States President Jimmy Carter challenged Liberty University graduates to “work as much as [they] can to unify Christians in the world,” and noted Baptists should “come together as friends and not be alienated one from another.”

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  • Trennis Henderson to be WMU correspondent

    May 21 2018 by Ouachita Baptist University & WMU staff | with 0 comments
    Trennis Henderson to be WMU correspondent

    Trennis Henderson, vice president for communications at Ouachita Baptist University since 2008, has accepted a new ministry role with national Woman’s Missionary Union as WMU’s national correspondent. His wife Pam will be involved in related administrative and production services in the WMU initiative, which begins Aug. 1.

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  • Tony Floyd named next president of Mars Hill University

    John Anthony “Tony” Floyd will become president of Mars Hill University at the end of the current academic calendar, the board of trustees announced March 9. Floyd comes from a post at Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina, as executive vice president, and will succeed Dan Lunsford, who is set to retire later this year.

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