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  • 8-year-old refugee credits God for chess win

    March 22 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    8-year-old refugee credits God for chess win

    A Christian Nigerian family seeking religious asylum in the U.S. credits God for their son’s New York statewide chess victory and their new apartment after two years of homelessness. Tanitoluwa “Tani” Adewumi won the New York...

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  • Southwestern Seminary returns to historic seal

    March 22 2019 by Alex Sibley, SWBTS | with 0 comments
    Southwestern Seminary returns to historic seal

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has returned to its historic seminary seal as its primary institutional logo. Featuring the institution’s iconic B.H. Carroll Memorial Building, the logo has signified Southwestern Seminary since at...

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  • 100-year-old recalls service on 1963 BF&M committee

    March 22 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    100-year-old recalls service on 1963 BF&M committee

    At age 100, with some memories fading, Walter Davis still remembers the 1962 phone call he received from then-Southern Baptist Convention President Herschel Hobbs to ask if Davis would serve on a committee to revise the Baptist Faith and Message...

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  • China pastors, lay members still jailed since December

    March 22 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    China pastors, lay members still jailed since December

    The pastor and 10 members of a prominent church in China remain jailed three months after the government invaded their worship and arrested 100 of them because of their Christianity, the church said March 20 on Facebook. Pastor Wang Yi, his wife...

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  • Midwest flood response ‘to take a long time’

    March 22 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Midwest flood response ‘to take a long time’

    Several hundred Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers are preparing to “put themselves in the offering plate” by responding over the next two months to Midwest floods that have killed four people and displaced thousands...

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  • Sports gambling: Pastors ready for fallout

    March 21 2019 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Sports gambling: Pastors ready for fallout

    Americans are expected to wager more than $8 billion on this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament. But according to a new study released today (March 20), don’t bet on many pastors joining in. LifeWay Research’s survey...

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  • Tellers named for 2019 SBC in Birmingham

    March 21 2019 by Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    Tellers named for 2019 SBC in Birmingham

    Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has named tellers for the SBC 2019 annual meeting June 11-12 in Birmingham. “The Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting takes the efforts and selfless contributions of hundreds of...

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  • ‘Pray SBC’ on Facebook connects prayer leaders

    March 21 2019 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Pray SBC’ on Facebook connects prayer leaders

    Prayer leaders across Southern Baptist life have a new opportunity to connect through “Pray SBC.” Launched March 18, Pray SBC is a Facebook group for members to share expertise, ask questions and offer ideas to “foster a culture...

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  • LifeWay to close all brick-and-mortar stores

    March 20 2019 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 1 comments
    LifeWay to close all brick-and-mortar stores

    LifeWay Christian Resources is charting a new course in 2019 marking a strategic shift of resources to a dynamic digital strategy. As part of the transition, LifeWay will close its 170 brick-and-mortar stores in 2019.  

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  • 'Overwhelming' Midwest floods draw SBDR response

    March 20 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    'Overwhelming' Midwest floods draw SBDR response

    Midwest floods that have left at least three people dead and ruined hundreds of homes are being met with a multistate Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) response. "This is overwhelming us," said Frank McCrary, disaster relief...

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