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  • War in eastern Ukraine aids church planting in the west

    February 27 2015 by Marc Ira Hooks, IMB Communications | with 0 comments
    War in eastern Ukraine aids church planting in the west

    One year after the Euromaidan Revolution on Kiev’s Independence Square thousands came this weekend to memorialize “The Heavenly Hundred” – those who lost their lives during last February’s bloody protests. At the same time prayer services were being held, a new church was being birthed across town as 16 people gathered for worship ...

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  • N.C. Baptists, SBC leaders pray for revival

    February 27 2015 by K. Allan Blume & Seth Brown, BR staff | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists, SBC leaders pray for revival

    Chris Schofield, director of the Office of Prayer for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, says a prayer for spiritual awakening is rising to God all over the country. “It’s been growing – the initiatives, the emphases in the different state conventions have all been dovetailing,” he said. “It’s a groundswell.”

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  • Survey: 81% for religious freedom on marriage views

    February 27 2015 by Staff, National Religious Broadcasters | with 0 comments
    Survey: 81% for religious freedom on marriage views

    Contrary to the “inevitability” narrative most Americans have accepted of same-sex marriage, a new survey released Feb. 24 finds broad support for traditional marriage and protection of those who hold such views. The survey found that 81 percent of Americans agree that government should “leave people free to follow their beliefs about marriage ...

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  • Islamic jihad, in many forms, ‘gaining ground’

    February 27 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Islamic jihad, in many forms, ‘gaining ground’

    Many in western democracies are blind to radical Islam’s threat to their security and cultural values, speakers said at a day-long discussion of Islam during the National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention. The threat Islam poses stems not merely from a radical fringe but from central doctrines of the Muslim faith …

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  • Benham brothers take stand, ‘Whatever the Cost’

    February 27 2015 by Ken Walker, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Benham brothers take stand, ‘Whatever the Cost’

    Growing up in the home of a noted pro-life activist taught David and Jason Benham that standing up for one’s faith came with a price, one they are paying after losing their TV show, “Flip It Forward.” The Benhams made nationwide headlines last May after Home and Garden Television cancelled the show …

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  • Platt unveils ‘reset’ of IMB strategy, structure

    February 26 2015 by Anne Harman, IMB | with 0 comments
    Platt unveils ‘reset’ of IMB strategy, structure

    International Mission Board (IMB) President David Platt proposed streamlining the mission agency's strategy and structure – in keeping with his desire for IMB to exalt Christ and work more effectively toward accomplishing the Great Commission – during IMB’s Feb. 24-25 trustee meeting in Houston. Trustees unanimously voted to approve the plan.

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