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  • Tennesseans await ruling on physician-assisted suicide

    July 31 2015 by Lonnie Wilkey, Baptist & Reflector | with 0 comments
    Tennesseans await ruling on physician-assisted suicide

    The issue of physician-assisted suicide or death with dignity has surfaced in Tennessee. Earlier this year the Tennessee General Assembly failed to act on a bill which would have allowed doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs when requested by terminally ill patients. Randy C. Davis opposes any attempt to make it legal.

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  • Black church conference meets ministry needs

    July 31 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Black church conference meets ministry needs

    The Black Church Leadership & Family Conference, originally created to attract African Americans to Southern Baptist Convention training events, annually brings as many as 1,200 African American Southern Baptists from across the country, offering training, education, preaching, inspiration, praise and worship, fellowship and recreation.

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  • ERLC’s Wussow moves overseas to aid poor, suffering

    July 31 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC’s Wussow moves overseas to aid poor, suffering

    Travis Wussow and his family will arrive in the Middle East on July 31 after some difficult farewells but with a convictional certainty about their move. ERLC President Russell Moore described establishment of the Middle East office as a “historic moment” when it was announced during the SBC meeting in June.

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  • 1 month later: Evangelicals continue marriage advocacy

    July 31 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    1 month later: Evangelicals continue marriage advocacy

    A month after the Supreme Court’s nationwide legalization of gay marriage, evangelicals continued raising objections to the ruling. Commentators to offer analysis included National Religious Broadcasters President Jerry Johnson, Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions Executive Director Rick Lance, Christian authors and speakers Rosaria Butterfield and Christopher Yuan, and ...

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  • Prayer major focus of black church conf.

    July 31 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Prayer major focus of black church conf.

    A God-initiated prayer movement among Southern Baptists spurred a major focus on prayer at Black Church Leadership & Family Conference July 20-24 in Ridgecrest, N.C., prayer mobilizer Gary Frost told Baptist Press. Frost, North American Mission Board vice president for the Midwest Region and Prayer, led conference organizers to devote …

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  • Religious freedom addressed in survey

    July 30 2015 by Lisa Cannon Green, LifeWay Research | with 0 comments
    Religious freedom addressed in survey

    Americans believe firmly in religious freedom but think atheists are more welcome than Muslims in the United States, LifeWay Research finds. While 92 percent agree America is a welcoming place for Christians and 87 percent agree for Jews, the number drops to 67 percent for atheists and only 57 percent for muslims.

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