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  • Refugee crisis: IMB’s Chitwood goes to Capitol Hill

    May 20 2019 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Refugee crisis: IMB’s Chitwood goes to Capitol Hill

    Only days after witnessing Venezuelan refugees’ plight on the Colombia border, and mere weeks after praying with refugees in Uganda, International Mission Board (IMB) President Paul Chitwood traveled to Capitol Hill May 16 to discuss the...

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  • SBC exhibits: new leaders, conversation & fun

    May 20 2019 by Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    SBC exhibits: new leaders, conversation & fun

    Southern Baptist leaders once again will have much to talk about at this year’s Cooperative Program (CP) exhibit hall booth during the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Ala. Among the topics at the CP Stage and Platform are everything...

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  • House passes expansive LGBT bill

    May 20 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    House passes expansive LGBT bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved May 17 an expansive gay and transgender rights bill that opponents warn would devastatingly undermine freedom of religion, conscience and speech, as well as protections for women, girls and unborn...

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  • N.C. pastor Eddie Eaton to be recording sec. nominee

    May 17 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    N.C. pastor Eddie Eaton to be recording sec. nominee

    North Carolina pastor Eddie Eaton will be nominated for recording secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Florida pastor Mike Orr announced May 16. Eaton is “a proven leader,” “Kingdom-minded,” and &ldquo...

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  • J.D. Greear’s new book urges gospel ‘above all’

    May 17 2019 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    J.D. Greear’s new book urges gospel ‘above all’

    J.D. Greear believes the future of the church is bright because of the gospel. But the Southern Baptist Convention president also noted the church can be susceptible to placing secondary things – like programs, strategies and messages &ndash...

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  • Longtime Baptist journalist Jim Burton dies at 63

    May 17 2019 by Joe Westbury, The Christian Index | with 0 comments
    Longtime Baptist journalist Jim Burton dies at 63

    Jim Burton, 63, Southern Baptist international photojournalist and storyteller and Baptist Press contributor, died on May 10 after living with ALS for six years.  He was a resident of Cumming, Ga., but had been living at a skilled nursing...

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  • Nigeria violence draws joint religious liberty cry

    May 17 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Nigeria violence draws joint religious liberty cry

    Escalating violence that has killed thousands of Christians in Central Nigeria must be addressed by the international Christian community and a Nigerian government that has harassed victims, a global religious liberty coalition noted after its...

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  • Akin to grads: Run Christian race for ‘Lord’s glory’

    Referencing Hebrews 12:1-3, Danny Akin urged graduates of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) to run the Christian race with endurance to the very end. On May 10, 263 seminary and The College at Southeastern graduates walked across...

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  • U.S. births, fertility rates hit record low

    May 16 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    U.S. births, fertility rates hit record low

    U.S. births are at their lowest point in 32 years and fertility is at a record low, statistics released May 15 show. Births and fertility rates both fell 2 percent in 2018 from the previous year, the National Center for Health Statistics in...

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  • ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ agenda has chance in Texas Senate

    May 16 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ agenda has chance in Texas Senate

    A religious liberty effort dubbed the “Save Chick-fil-A” agenda is still alive in the Texas Senate after two House bills failed to thrive. The legislation is designed to prevent discrimination based on a person’s religious...

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