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  • Pennsylvania church shooter charged with manslaughter

    April 29 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pennsylvania church shooter charged with manslaughter

    A member of a Philadelphia Southern Baptist church has been charged with voluntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of a fellow church member during a worship service April 24. Mark Storms, 46, allegedly shot and killed 27-year-old Robert Braxton ...

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  • Potential church planters get enhanced screening

    April 29 2016 by NAMB Communications Staff | with 0 comments
    Potential church planters get enhanced screening

    After Bryan Bair attended the North American Mission Board’s reconstituted Send Network Church Planter Assessment, he finalized his decision to plant a church with NAMB. “The assessment rejuvenated my faith in SBC life and its leadership,” said Bair, now a church planter partnering with the Florida Baptist Convention.

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  • Tennessee Christian counselors get ‘added protection’

    April 29 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Tennessee Christian counselors get ‘added protection’

    A Tennessee law allowing licensed counselors to opt out of serving patients whose goals “conflict with the sincerely held principles of the counselor” has drawn praise from two Southern Baptist mental health care professionals despite the American Counseling Association’s condemnation of the measure as discriminatory against homosexuals.

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  • Ark Encounter gets tax incentive up to $18.25M

    April 29 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ark Encounter gets tax incentive up to $18.25M

    The Kentucky tourism authority has granted the Answers in Genesis apologetics ministry a tax incentive that could top $18 million for its Ark Encounter museum opening July 7 in Williamstown. The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority approved the incentive at its April 25th meeting, ending a years-long AiG battle with the state.

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  • Atheists plan billboards against Ark museum

    April 29 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Atheists plan billboards against Ark museum

    A small group of Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana atheists has launched a campaign to buy billboards mocking the message of the Answers in Genesis Ark Encounter museum and its July 7 opening. The 1,500-member Tri-State Freethinkers have raised $10,000 …

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  • Anglican rift over same-sex marriage widens

    April 29 2016 by Leigh Jones, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Anglican rift over same-sex marriage widens

    Conservative Anglicans reiterated their frustration with the U.K.-based Anglican Communion over the growing divide on same-sex marriage. Six primates with the Global Anglican Future Conference, an organization representing archbishops and their provinces around the world, met to discuss the group’s future and its ongoing response ...

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