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  • North Korea releases American detainee

    October 23 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    North Korea releases American detainee

    American citizen, Jeffrey Fowle, who was detained in North Korea for nearly six months for allegedly leaving a Bible in a night club has been reunited with his family in Ohio. He was awaiting trial on charges of committing an anti-state crime before North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un ordered his release…

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  • Festival 31: Back in a big way

    October 23 2014 by Rick Houston, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments
    Festival 31: Back in a big way

    The lengths to which the Winston-Salem congregation has gone to plan for its upcoming Festival 31 Halloween alternative are impressive, to say the least. It will be Calvary’s first Halloween event since 2007, and they’re planning for somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,000 people to attend.

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  • China: Fewer abortions? But more persecution

    October 23 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    China: Fewer abortions? But more persecution

    Christians face the “worst persecution in China since the Cultural Revolution,” said Bob Fu, president of ChinaAid. China’s newly announced switch to a two-child population control policy does not resolve the coercive nature of the program. The change came even as the communist government imposes the most severe oppression in four decades…

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  • Facebook & Apple cover workers’ egg freezing

    October 23 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Facebook and Apple have announced they will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs – a move The New York Times said “could be seen as paying women to put off childbearing.” This development paired with a rise in the single population may indicate that America has wandered further from biblical sexual morality.

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  • Former missionary pleads guilty to wire fraud

    October 23 2014 by Erich Bridges, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Former missionary pleads guilty to wire fraud

    Former Southern Baptist missionary Brady Nurse pleaded guilty Oct. 21 in a federal court to fraudulently obtaining approximately $300,000 in mission funds over a period of five years while working as a logistics and business coordinator for the International Mission Board in Portugal.

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  • IMB’s Platt reflects on listening, learning

    October 22 2014 by Erich Bridges, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    IMB’s Platt reflects on listening, learning

    A gathering of Southern Baptist missionaries grappling with what’s working in missions – and what isn’t – welcomed a new colleague to the strategic discussion: International Mission Board President David Platt. The long-planned conference, held earlier this fall in Asia, came at an ideal time for Platt.

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