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  • Art Toalston to retire from Baptist Press

    August 20 2019 by BP staff | with 0 comments
    Art Toalston to retire from Baptist Press

    Art Toalston has announced after more than 27 years of service, he will retire from the Southern Baptist Convention’s official news service, Baptist Press, effective Sept. 30. Toalston, senior editor of Baptist press, notified Ronnie Floyd...

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  • New federal rule to protect religious liberty praised

    August 20 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New federal rule to protect religious liberty praised

    A Southern Baptist entity head and lawmaker have applauded a newly proposed rule to protect the rights of faith-based organizations that contract with the federal government. The Department of Labor (DOL) announced the proposal Aug. 14, saying the...

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  • Football, faith center stage at student events

    August 20 2019 by Timothy Cockes, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Football, faith center stage at student events

    Tommy Bowden, former college football coach at Clemson University, recently spoke to hundreds of Tennessee high school football students about the importance of making good decisions in life. Bowden said he wanted to emphasize the importance of...

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  • ‘Mr. Eugene’ – ‘one of God’s great gifts’ to SEBTS

    August 19 2019 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    ‘Mr. Eugene’ – ‘one of God’s great gifts’ to SEBTS

    Eugene Smith Sr., affectionately known as “Mr. Eugene” around Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, died Aug. 11 at the age of 92. He had been a beloved facilities employee for nearly 40 years.  

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  • LifeWay wins Spanish publishing awards, preps for growth in Hispanic market

    August 19 2019 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    LifeWay wins Spanish publishing awards, preps for growth in Hispanic market

    LifeWay Global and its B&H Publishing Español division snagged a dozen awards – more than any other publisher – at the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association’s awards banquet Aug. 7.

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  • WMU launches new missional resources for students

    August 19 2019 by WMU Communications | with 0 comments
    WMU launches new missional resources for students

    “Missions Journey: Students” is Woman’s Missionary Union’s new digitally-formatted resource designed to provide ongoing missions discipleship curriculum for all student groups and to empower them to discover their own roles...

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  • Video-gaming duo break world record to ‘hype’ Jesus

    August 19 2019 by Brian Koonce, The Pathway & Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Video-gaming duo break world record to ‘hype’ Jesus

    By playing video games for 662 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds during a 30-day period, Joshua and Daniel Greening have become world record holders. Joshua, 20, and Daniel, 17, are on the Twitch video gaming platform where they host the channel...

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  • Costi Hinn: Prosperity gospel puts ‘souls at stake’

    August 16 2019 by Maina Mwaura, Special to the Biblical Recorder | with 0 comments
    Costi Hinn: Prosperity gospel puts ‘souls at stake’

    Although there have been television features and news stories about him, few people actually get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into televangelist Benny Hinn’s life. His nephew, Costi Hinn, may be one. Costi Hinn’s new memoir, God, Greed...

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  • Most churchgoers say they spend their day seeking God

    August 16 2019 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Most churchgoers say they spend their day seeking God

    American Protestant churchgoers say God is on their mind throughout their day in both intentional and impromptu moments. The 2019 Discipleship Pathway Assessment study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research identified seeking God as one of eight...

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  • Whitewater guides go to church for a meal & shower

    August 16 2019 by Sue Sprenkle, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Whitewater guides go to church for a meal & shower

    The red raft bobs up and down, then picks up speed down the rushing river in the Rocky Mountains. Everyone onboard readies for the first rapid as the guide gives last-minute instructions. The raft suddenly dips, drops and then twists, getting...

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