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  • NAMB celebrates Send Relief launch

    June 24 2016 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    NAMB celebrates Send Relief launch

    Trustees of the North American Mission Board met and approved the entity’s 2017 budget, voted on several recommendations, heard reports on North American Mission Board’s church planting efforts and celebrated the launch of Send Relief. In his report to trustees, Kevin Ezell noted highlights from the launch of its Send Relief compassion ministry.

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  • Pro-lifers protest requiring churches to cover abortions

    June 24 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pro-lifers protest requiring churches to cover abortions

    Pro-lifers are protesting a decision that permits the state of California to force churches to cover abortions in their health insurance plans. The criticisms came after the Department of Health and Human Services announced it had rejected complaints from churches that California had violated federal law by requiring their health plans to pay for elective abortions.

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  • ‘Untapped source’ for missions discussed

    June 24 2016 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Untapped source’ for missions discussed

    Professionals – people with experience in business, education, sales, medicine and more – can help start and grow churches in places career missionaries cannot go by using their skills to network with other professionals in cities around the globe, a panel of Baptist leaders determined in St. Louis.

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  • Center for Public Theology launches at Midwestern

    June 24 2016 by T. Patrick Hudson, MBTS | with 0 comments
    Center for Public Theology launches at Midwestern

    The new Center for Public Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary aims to equip the church “for theological engagement in a fallen order and a secularizing public square,” as described by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Jason Allen. Allen has named Owen Strachan as the center’s director.

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  • Floyd, Jeffress, others new Trump advisers

    June 23 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Floyd, Jeffress, others new Trump advisers

    Immediate past Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress are among a diverse group of evangelicals Donald Trump named June 21 to advise him on religion and politics. Trump’s 25-member Evangelical Executive Advisory Board includes at least eight Southern Baptists.

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  • ‘Insanity of God’ shows faith amid despair

    June 23 2016 by Bob Smietana, Fact & Trends | with 0 comments
    ‘Insanity of God’ shows faith amid despair

    Nik Ripken almost abandoned hope when he first arrived in Somalia 25 years ago. Ripken, then a young International Mission Board missionary, had caught a ride with the Red Cross in a small plane carrying relief supplies across the border between Kenya and its war-ravaged neighbor. What he saw shook him to the core.

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