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  • Charlotte pastor Phillip Davis dies while cleaning gun

    August 30 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Charlotte pastor Phillip Davis dies while cleaning gun

    Nations Ford Community Church in Charlotte lost its founding pastor Aug. 29 in an accidental shooting. Phillip M. Davis, senior pastor of the church, was cleaning his gun when it fired striking him in the chest. The church was in the midst of special recognition of Davis and his leadership over the church's 36-year history.

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  • Platt: No gospel drawdown despite personnel cuts

    August 28 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Platt: No gospel drawdown despite personnel cuts

    A reduction of 600-800 International Mission Board staff and field personnel should not decrease the board’s gospel impact worldwide, IMB President David Platt told members of the media on Aug. 27. Platt’s press conference, which also included the IMB’s executive vice president, Sebastian Traeger, occurred following a town hall meeting …

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  • ‘A long journey’: Josh Duggar enters rehab

    August 28 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘A long journey’: Josh Duggar enters rehab

    Former family values advocate and reality television star Josh Duggar entered a long-term treatment center days after he confessed marital infidelity as a customer of the Ashley Madison adultery service. Josh Duggar has insulted Christianity, his mother wrote. “As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son’s decisions and actions.”

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  • ‘War Room’ resources now available

    August 28 2015 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    ‘War Room’ resources now available

    LifeWay Christian Resources has partnered with filmmakers Stephen and Alex Kendrick to provide churches with resources to accompany their latest film, “War Room,” which spotlights prayer, its power and purpose. The movie, releasing in theaters Aug. 28, tells the story of a prayer warrior grandmother who mentors a young mom ...

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  • Rainer: LifeWay, at ‘hinge moments,’ moving forward

    August 28 2015 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Rainer: LifeWay, at ‘hinge moments,’ moving forward

    LifeWay Christian Resources is facing “hinge moments” and decisions, regarding the sale and relocation of its downtown Nashville headquarters, that will propel the organization in one direction or another, President Thom S. Rainer told trustees during the board’s Aug. 24-25 meeting. “We are about to walk through some open doors ...

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  • USCIRF crucial to religious freedom, Moore says

    August 28 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    USCIRF crucial to religious freedom, Moore says

    Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has joined a diverse collection of religious liberty advocates to urge members of Congress to reauthorize an important federal panel on global religious freedom as the deadline for doing so nears. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and 85 others signed a letter …

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