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  • Pro-life laws stymied by courts in 4 states

    July 1 2015 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Pro-life laws stymied by courts in 4 states

    Pro-life regulations in several states have been stymied. Affected are a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to higher medical standards; a North Carolina law requiring doctors to show pregnant ultrasound images before performing an abortion; a Kansas law banning dismemberment abortions; and an Iowa Board of Medicine ban on “webcam” abortions.

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  • TRUSTEES: ‘This is NAMB Phase II’

    July 1 2015 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    TRUSTEES: ‘This is NAMB Phase II’

    North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell shared updates and a new “NAMB Phase II” vision with the entity’s trustees during their June meeting. Ezell said NAMB wants to see as many new churches as possible. But he noted the entity will give greater focus to quality, not quantity …

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  • Bus crash survivors return home

    July 1 2015 by Brian Blackwell, Louisiana Baptist Message | with 0 comments
    Bus crash survivors return home

    Twenty-four people returned home June 27, nearly 30 hours after surviving a serious bus accident in Florida on the way to a church camp. Those students and adult chaperons, along with nearly 40 other students and adults, walked into Philadelphia Baptist Church in Deville, La., to a roar of applause ...

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  • Oklahoma Supreme Court rules Ten Commandments must go

    July 1 2015 by Greg Horton, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Oklahoma Supreme Court rules Ten Commandments must go

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered a Ten Commandments monument removed from the state Capitol grounds June 30, three years after its installation sparked a religious feud. The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma first filed a lawsuit challenging the monument’s constitutionality in 2013.

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  • Opportunity, authenticity draw people, panels say

    July 1 2015 by Bonnie Pritchett, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Opportunity, authenticity draw people, panels say

    With more than half the world’s population believed to be living in urban areas, the International Mission Board addressed how it is looking to combine the evangelistic efforts of its full-time missionaries with students, retirees and businessmen who can most seamlessly relocate to foreign cities.

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  • ERLC rallies evangelicals with marriage statement

    June 30 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    ERLC rallies evangelicals with marriage statement

    The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention released a statement following the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. The statement, entitled “Here we stand: An evangelical declaration on marriage,” addresses the definition of biblical marriage, gospel ministry and religious liberty.

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