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  • Some states expand abortion rights

    June 25 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Some states expand abortion rights

    Pro-choice legislatures and governors in at least four states have responded to the wave of pro-life state laws this year with expansions of abortion rights. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed into law June 19 a bill that protects the right to...

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  • LifeWay leaders report VBS successes in Birmingham

    June 25 2019 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    LifeWay leaders report VBS successes in Birmingham

    Is Vacation Bible School (VBS) worth it? This is the question church leaders around the country ask themselves every year. And it was the theme of the LifeWay Christian Resources breakfast at the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in...

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  • Norine Brunson grateful for prayer amid Turkey ordeal

    June 25 2019 by Shannon Baker, Baptist Resource Network | with 0 comments
    Norine Brunson grateful for prayer amid Turkey ordeal

    Before recounting her experience in Turkey where she and her husband, pastor Andrew Brunson, were imprisoned, Norine Brunson expressed gratitude. “First of all, I just really need to thank you,” she told the SBC Women’s Session...

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  • What’s the link between worship and discipleship?

    June 24 2019 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    What’s the link between worship and discipleship?

    Mike Harland has served as the director of worship at LifeWay Christian Resources since 2005. He is a Dove Award winning songwriter, a published author and a worship leader who sings and speaks nationally and internationally. Harland will provide...

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  • Sudan Christians fearful amid deadly revolution

    June 24 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sudan Christians fearful amid deadly revolution

    Persecuted Christians in Sudan are discouraged and fearful after the military massacre of protesters seeking civilian rule that, amid Sharia law, could protect religious freedom. A Southern Baptist eyewitness to protests in Khartoum ahead of the...

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  • Mission:Dignity: Pastor rallies church’s giving

    June 24 2019 by Susan Ervien, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Mission:Dignity: Pastor rallies church’s giving

    Bethel Baptist Church (BBC) in Yorktown, Va., has long been missions-oriented, but a trip to the Southern Baptist Convention put Mission:Dignity on their radar. With a 179-year history of serving one of Virginia’s most historic areas, Bethel...

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  • Bivocational pastors encouraged to persevere

    June 24 2019 by Shar Walker, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Bivocational pastors encouraged to persevere

    Featured guest speaker, cartoonist and preacher Joe McKeever encouraged bivocational pastors in the rewarding and challenging work to which God has called them during a luncheon in Birmingham, Ala. The Bivocational and Small Church Leadership...

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  • Ben Mandrell nominated to lead LifeWay

    June 21 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Ben Mandrell nominated to lead LifeWay

    The presidential search team for LifeWay Christian Resources is recommending Ben Mandrell as the new president and CEO. Mandrell is currently the lead pastor at Storyline Fellowship in Arvada, Colo.

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  • High court upholds cross on public land

    June 21 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    High court upholds cross on public land

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 20 a 40-foot cross on public land that serves as a memorial to World War I soldiers does not defy the First Amendment’s ban on government establishment of religion. In a 7-2 decision, the justices reversed...

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  • Floyd affirms Birmingham progress, eyes SBC 2020

    June 21 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Floyd affirms Birmingham progress, eyes SBC 2020

    Answered prayer, unity, compassion and clarity are among distinguishing characteristics of the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting, Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd told Baptist Press (BP). “I feel like the spirit...

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