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  • Death penalty debate stirred by Boston sentence

    May 29 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Death penalty debate stirred by Boston sentence

    The death sentence of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, combined with four allegedly botched executions in the U.S. last year and an anticipated Supreme Court ruling on the death penalty this summer, has fueled debate among evangelicals regarding the legitimacy of capital punishment.

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  • Egyptian convert regularly abused, says attorney

    May 29 2015 by Morning Star News/Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Egyptian convert regularly abused, says attorney

    Imprisoned by Egyptian authorities for photographing Muslim attacks on Christians and then held after his sentence was complete, Bishoy Armia Boulous is beaten several times a week, said attorney Karam Ghobriel. Ghobriel said he thinks the beatings are meant to do one thing – break Boulous’ spirit.

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  • Retired SBF executive Faye Albright dies

    May 29 2015 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Retired SBF executive Faye Albright dies

    Faye Stringer Albright, who retired in 2011 as executive vice president of the Southern Baptist Foundation, died May 21 in Nashville after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 71. She worked for the foundation for 28 years, beginning in 1982, and was promoted to executive vice president in 2000.

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  • Homeschoolers celebrate historic win on QuizBusters TV show

    May 29 2015 by Jeff Koch, WORLD News Service/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Homeschoolers celebrate historic win on QuizBusters TV show

    Isaac Van Loh, 16, says his team’s victory on a Michigan quiz show helped to vindicate homeschooling and prove its rigor. The Lansing Homeschool Chargers’ late-April win was the first time in the 26-year history of “QuizBusters,” a show on Michigan PBS affiliate WKAR that a homeschool team garnered the championship.

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  • ‘Black Hawk Down’ ranger graduates from SEBTS

    May 28 2015 by Ali Dixon, SEBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    ‘Black Hawk Down’ ranger graduates from SEBTS

    Jeff Struecker, lead pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, Ga., and one of the heroes from the Battle of Mogadishu (also known as Black Hawk Down), graduated this spring from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a doctor of philosophy in Christian leadership.

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  • Page disappointed in Obama’s comments about evangelicals

    May 28 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Page disappointed in Obama’s comments about evangelicals

    President Barack Obama’s suggestion that evangelicals often devote more resources to fighting abortion than caring for the poor reflects ignorance concerning denominations like the Southern Baptist Convention, Frank S. Page said on a national radio broadcast. “We are involved” in fighting poverty, Page said. “It bothered me deeply. We care about people.”

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