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Faith and Culture

Evangelicals must persuade, Moore says

April 23 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Evangelicals in post-Christian America must seek to persuade those who disagree with them to recognize the importance of human life, marriage and religious freedom, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell D. Moore said on a nationwide telecast Easter Sunday.

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Mark Regnerus: religion can predict sexual behavior

April 23 2014 by Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Religion News Service

Controversial sociologist Mark Regnerus presented new research on marriage and sex at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission conference on April 22, suggesting that religion and sex are tracking more closely than ever before. The study suggests there’s a correspondence between…

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WMU-NC moving meeting to Winston-Salem

April 23 2014 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

Moving its annual meeting away from Ridgecrest Conference Center caused the biggest stir at the Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina’s recent meeting. Stressing that WMU-NC remains thankful for Ridgecrest, Hartsell said the organization was looking at the changing needs and desires of its membership.

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Wingate president announces retirement

April 22 2014 by Wingate University Communications

Jerry E. McGee, Wingate University’s 13th president, announced plans today (April 22) to retire in May 2015. McGee is N.C.’s longest-serving university president. At the time of his retirement, he will have served at Wingate for 23 years.

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Biltmore leader finds multi-sites messy but worth it

April 22 2014 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor

Bruce Frank believes multi-site churches are part of a rapidly growing movement. While Frank has been Biltmore Baptist Church’s lead pastor for more than five and a half years, the church is fairly new to multi-site churches.

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Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Jesus comes up short

April 22 2014 by Micheal Pardue, Book Review

Micheal Pardue, pastor of First Baptist Icard in Connelly Springs, reviews Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Pardue says that the book is an interesting read that paints a vivid picture of the last days of Jesus’ life, but there are multiple areas where it simply comes up short.

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Report to EC: ‘We know where the lost people are’

April 22 2014 by BSC Communcations & BR staff

Several reports were presented to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s executive committee in their April 10 meeting in Cary. The committee’s agenda included reports from board committees and convention staff as well as personal testimonies of impacting lostness in the state.

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NCMO event a big success in Randolph County

April 22 2014 by C. Walter Overman, BSC Communications

Ronnie Chaney is the pastor of Union Grove Baptist Church in Seagrove, which partnered with fellow churches from the RBA to host the Sportsmen’s Expo. The annual event is an evangelistic outreach tailored to unchurched men, women and children who love hunting, fishing and the outdoors.

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People say the Good Book isn’t a God book

April 21 2014 by Cathy Lynn Grossman, Religion News Service

Bible films may be raking it in at the box office, but fewer people are reading the original and taking it seriously. The American Bible Society’s latest State of the Bible survey documents steep skepticism that the Good Book is a God book.

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New Southern dean desires to serve churches

April 21 2014 by Roger Alford, Kentucky Baptist Convention

Adam Greenway, the new dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., has a reputation for presenting the gospel clearly, simply and boldly. Some even dare to compare him to Billy Graham…

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