Clinton, Trump share plans for Supreme Court

October 21 2016 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press

The final debate of the 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump focused on various issues of concern to many evangelical Christians: the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion, immigration, personal character and ongoing turmoil in the Middle East. Chris Wallace opened by asking each candidate about their vision for the Supreme Court.

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40 Days for Life U.S. tour runs through Nov. 6

October 21 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

As Planned Parenthood marks its centennial, pro-life advocates are participating in the 40 Days for Life campaign billed as the largest such mobilization in U.S. history. A 40 Days for Life United bus tour is a new addition to the campaign that will include vigils in 367 locations in 270 U.S. cities and more than 20 foreign countries.

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P&G refuses to join fight against religious liberty

October 21 2016 by Evan Wilt, WORLD News Service

Procter & Gamble shareholders shot down a proposal recently to join the surge of corporate backlash against religious freedom and restroom laws. NorthStar Asset Management proposed at an investor meeting the company should join others in the political fight against religious freedom laws. The consumer goods giant overtly rejected the idea.

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Former SBC pres. on ‘60 Minutes,’ addresses refugee crisis

October 20 2016 by Margaret Colson, Baptist Press

Amid today’s tumult of political rhetoric and social discourse about Syrian refugees entering the U.S., a pastor and former Southern Baptist Convention president spoke out in an 60 Minutes report, as well as a sermon, calling on Christians to lean on God’s Word to determine how to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis.

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Raising up church leaders focus of Pipeline conference

October 20 2016 by Lisa Cannon Green, LifeWay

Church leaders must make critical shifts in focus to prepare leaders for the next generation, speakers told attendees at the inaugural Pipeline conference for church leaders. The event, hosted by LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, emphasized the need to build a pipeline of future leaders at every church.

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20 Southern Baptist churches on Outreach/LifeWay top 100

October 20 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Twenty Southern Baptist congregations are among the 2016 top 100 fastest growing and largest participating churches in the U.S., with NewSpring Church in Anderson, S.C., ranking highest in both categories among Southern Baptists.

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Trinity debate continues with JETS article

October 20 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press

A theological debate concerning the Trinity that crescendoed this summer has continued in the latest edition of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society and likely will garner “a tremendous amount of additional discussion” at ETS’s national meeting next month, says the journal’s editor.

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California prosecutor files suit against fetal-tissue traders

October 20 2016 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service

Orange County, Calif., District Attorney Tony Rackauckas filed suit against two medical research companies for selling aborted baby body parts for excessively inflated prices. The $1.6 million suit comes several months after Center for Medical Progress released a video showing the relationship between Planned Parenthood and sister companies Da Vinci Biosciences and DV Biologics.

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Artificial intelligence spawns ethical concerns

October 19 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press

The ethics of artificial intelligence has drawn comments from the White House and British House of Commons in recent weeks, along with a non profit organization established by Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft. Now, Baptist computer scientists have called Christians to join the discussion.

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Franklin Graham caps 50-state tour with record crowd in N.C.

October 17 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

Waving American flags, crowds of people gently swayed back and forth to the sound of worship music on the eastern side of the North Carolina State Capitol in downtown Raleigh. Church busloads poured onto the shaded lawn as they gathered to hear Franklin Graham speak, concluding the 10-month, 50-state Decision America Tour.

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