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  • Kenneth Ridings, former Fruitland president, dies

    March 5 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 4 comments
    Kenneth Ridings, former Fruitland president, dies

    Long-time Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute (now College) leader, Kenneth Ridings, died today. He served as a teacher at Fruitland before becoming its president. He was 78. “Throughout his ministry, Dr. Kenneth Ridings was a living legend among Baptist preachers,” said David Horton, current president of Fruitland.

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  • Ala, Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage licenses

    March 5 2015 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ala, Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage licenses

    The Alabama Supreme Court has ordered a halt to same-sex marriage licenses in the state, posing a direct challenge to a federal court in Mobile that overturned the state’s marriage laws. The decision noted that marriage “has remained unchanged throughout history: marriage has always been between members of the opposite sex.”

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  • Israeli PM: Iran’s threats parallel OT Esther story

    March 5 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Israeli PM: Iran’s threats parallel OT Esther story

    A genocidal chapter in the ancient relationship between Israel and Iran could be the result of a nuclear agreement the United States may sign with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Iran’s threats could translate into horrific violence if a nuclear deal reported widely in the media is signed …

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  • Discovery of Spurgeon’s Psalter a ‘treasure’

    March 5 2015 by T. Patrick Hudson, MBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Discovery of Spurgeon’s Psalter a ‘treasure’

    Scholars at Midwestern Seminary have discovered, within the institution’s Spurgeon Library collection, a Psalter that 19th-century Baptist pastor Charles Spurgeon used in the compilation of his commentary on the book of Psalms, “The Treasury of David.” Many believe Spurgeon remains the single most important preacher to have ever graced Baptist history.

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  • CP budget 4.81% ahead of projection

    March 5 2015 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP budget 4.81% ahead of projection

    Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 4.81 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection, and are 2.97 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to Frank S. Page.

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  • Charlotte City Council votes down LGBT ordinance

    March 4 2015 by M.H. Cavanaugh, Christian Action League | with 0 comments
    Charlotte City Council votes down LGBT ordinance

    Media reports say the March 2 Charlotte City Council meeting was one of the most contentious in many years. With more than 100 people speaking at the meeting and more than 40,000 emails sent to the City Council concerning the proposal, the ordinance failed by a 6-5 vote.

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