Faith and Culture

Southern Baptists plant gospel in Mormon heartland

February 26 2015 by Jim Burton, NAMB & Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

By 2014, there were 18 active Southern Baptist church plants through Send North America: Salt Lake City, with 12 having started within the year. Travis Kerns spends much of his time mentoring the current church planters while recruiting and assessing future church planters. Ben and Lindsey Neiser moved to Utah …

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Naghmeh Abedini shares evangelism passion

February 26 2015 by Sharayah Colter, Southern Baptist TEXAN

Naghmeh Abedini, whose husband Saeed Abedini is imprisoned in an Iranian prison for sharing his Christian faith, expressed her passion – and her husband’s passion – for rescuing “that one sheep” with the gospel during an evangelism conference, Feb. 23. Naghmeh was one of the speakers at the Empower Conference ...

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Teamwork yields spiritual fruit in East Asia

February 26 2015 by Caroline Anderson, IMB Communications

This winter, two volunteers were part of four short-term volunteer teams who shared the gospel with more than 3,500 people and led 242 to follow Jesus Christ. In a region once known as missions-sending Antioch, local believers are following up with those who put their faith in Christ.

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Christian media’s reach surveyed by LifeWay Research

February 26 2015 by Bob Smietana, LifeWay Christian Resources

Christian broadcasters have a devoted following, with about two-thirds of weekly churchgoers and evangelicals saying they tune in to Christian radio and television on a regular basis. Christian books have a reach among churchgoers and evangelicals, and Christian movies remain popular … But many Americans never connect to Christian media.

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Boston Marathon bomb amputee: ‘blessed’

February 25 2015 by Todd Deaton, Kentucky Western Recorder

Rebekah DiMartino was at the Boston Marathon in April 2013, standing just three feet from where a bomb exploded at the finish line. DiMartino recounts her experience – when three people were killed and more than 250 were injured – and how her faith has been a key part of her recovery.

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LifeWay letter of intent narrows potential buyers

February 25 2015 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press

LifeWay Christian Resources, continuing to move toward selling its 14.5-acre downtown Nashville complex, signed a letter of intent Feb. 23. LifeWay, the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, has analyzed “more than a dozen offers to purchase our property in downtown Nashville” and had eliminated several of the offers …

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Texas Supreme Court issues stay on gay marriage

February 25 2015 by Bonnie Pritchett, Southern Baptist TEXAN

The Texas Supreme Court issued a stay halting the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Feb. 20, after a County Clerk issued a license to a lesbian couple. As far as Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is concerned, the marriage license issued to the couple is null and void.

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ERLC joins brief at 8th Circuit defending marriage

February 25 2015 by Baptist Press

A state law that restricts marriage to a man and a woman does not express hostility toward same-sex couples, the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and four other religious organizations say in a new brief filed with a federal appeals court. Marriage is important, Russell Moore said, “because marriage is ...

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Southern Baptists seek racial diversity - but will it work?

February 24 2015 by Heidi Hall, Religion News Service

About 100 Nashville-area evangelical leaders accepted invitations to a lunch hosted by the denomination’s policy arm, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). On the agenda: a pitch for a spring summit and a short discussion by ERLC President Russell Moore about the need for churches to become more racially diverse.

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Church plant, NAMB farm system prepare future leaders

February 24 2015 by Tobin Perry, North American Mission Board

North American Mission Board’s Missionary Development Farm System funds four levels of church planting engagement – student missionaries, interns, apprentices and church planters. The farm system is expected to prepare future generations of church planters and help the missions agency reach its goal of starting 15,000 churches before 2022.

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