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Faith and Culture

Panel at SEBTS reflects on civil rights

October 1 2014 by Staff/SEBTS communications team, Biblical Press

Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted a two-day event focused on America’s struggle for social equality and the roles people of faith played during the civil rights movement.

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Student sees a young Muslim man decide to follow Jesus

October 1 2014 by Paige Ryder, IMB

When Moussa* was around age 12 he went to an Islamic school to learn Arabic and the Quran. Moussa questioned the teachings, lifestyle and authority of Islam. He didn’t know who to tell or where to go for Truth.

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Bible’s sufficiency & counseling discussed

October 1 2014 by RuthAnne Irvin, Baptist Press

At the school’s first Counsel the Word Conference co-sponsored by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary affirmed the sufficiency of scripture in biblical counseling. The conference featured popular practitioners Paul David Tripp, David Powlison, Heath Lambert and others during the two-day event.

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Airstrikes may worsen refugee crisis

September 30 2014 by Mark Kelly, BGR/Baptist Press

During just three days last week, at least 130,000 new Syrian refugees flooded across the border into Turkey because of an ISIS offensive in their hometowns. More than 3 million officially registered refugees have been driven out of the country amid the four years of crisis in Syria.

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Evangelicals & environmentalists cooperate?

September 30 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Like feminists and evangelicals have joined forces to combat pornography and human trafficking, environmentalists and evangelicals should work together to emphasize proper stewardship of the earth, said Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

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'Kept here for His glory,' Abedini writes

September 29 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

As Christians in the United States and 32 foreign countries hold vigils to pray for pastor Saeed Abedini and other persecuted believers, Abedini's wife Naghmeh has released a letter he wrote just two weeks ago from prison in Iran.

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American songwriters gain new perspective on worship in Zimbabwe

September 29 2014 by Stephanie Lane, IMB

A group of American songwriters, worship leaders and ministers gathered near a fire in Zimbabwe as children approached them, hearing the strum of guitars. The 16 volunteers welcomed the children into their circle located in the in the middle of an orphan care facility.

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How Lecrae mixed rap & theology to find mainstream success

September 29 2014 by Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Religion News Service

While most Christian artists have struggled to break out of the Christian music subculture, Lecrae has found early crossover success – and a significant following among white evangelical elites. He navigates the tricky waters between rapping explicitly about Christianity while reaching a mainstream audience.

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ERLC: Town’s sign code violates church freedom

September 29 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission joined in a friend-of-the-court brief filed Sept. 22 that contends the sign code of Gilbert, Ariz., discriminates against churches while favoring political and ideological messages. The brief, filed by the Christian Legal Society, asserts the code is based on…

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See You at the Pole marks 24 years

September 26 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

The global prayer meeting ‘See You at the Pole’ marked its 24th year Sept. 24. An estimated three million or more elementary through college students gathered at flagpoles on campuses across the United States and many foreign countries to pray for moral and spiritual awakening for their schools and communities.

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