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  • Ebola deaths & fears return to West Africa

    August 21 2019 by Toni Braddix, IMB | with 0 comments
    Ebola deaths & fears return to West Africa

    The second-worst Ebola epidemic in history is taking place in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The disease has claimed more than 1,900 lives since the outbreak garnered World Health Organization concern in August of last...

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  • PPFA forfeits family planning funds for abortion

    August 21 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    PPFA forfeits family planning funds for abortion

    One of Planned Parenthood’s government revenue streams has officially dried up for now. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America confirmed Aug. 19 it would not abide by the Trump administration’s new rule that prohibits federal...

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  • Church merger ‘undivided example in divided world’

    August 21 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Church merger ‘undivided example in divided world’

    When short-term memory loss from hydrocephalus made it difficult for Jack Stallings, 74, to continue as pastor of Collinswood Baptist Church, he turned to his long-time friend Robert Lee. Would Lee, who had led the majority black Fairwood Agape...

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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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