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  • Christian funeral home owner wins bias suit

    September 2 2016 by Evan Wilt, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Christian funeral home owner wins bias suit

    A federal court in Michigan sided with a Christian business owner last week, ruling the family-owned funeral home did not violate federal law when it fired a male employee who decided to start dressing like a woman. Thomas Rost said allowing the male employee to interact with grieving families while dressed as a woman wouldn’t work.

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  • N.C. lawmakers clarify sex offender law

    September 1 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    N.C. lawmakers clarify sex offender law

    A legislative amendment goes into effect today (Sept. 1) which clarifies a North Carolina law barring registered sex offenders with an offense against a minor from coming within 300 feet of areas designated for children. The law is commonly known as the Jessica Lunsford Act, initially passed in 2009.

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  • ‘Intergalactic missions’: planet spurs questions

    September 1 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    ‘Intergalactic missions’: planet spurs questions

    Discovery of another planet that might support life has given rise to speculation about intelligent life elsewhere in the universe – and whether such lifeforms would need the gospel. “Briefly stated, saying that scientists ‘think there may be life’ is greatly overstating what the scientific community is thinking,” said Bill Nettles.

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  • Ridgecrest volunteers: ‘We’re like family’

    September 1 2016 by Lisa Cannon Green, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Ridgecrest volunteers: ‘We’re like family’

    It’s like family. Those words come up time and again as volunteers describe serving together at LifeWay’s Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina. Now Ridgecrest wants to expand that family. With a deeper pool of volunteers, leaders say, the conference center can be more effective in sharing the joy of the Lord.

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  • Astronaut sees ‘an infinite God’ from space

    September 1 2016 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Astronaut sees ‘an infinite God’ from space

    Speeding around Earth at 17,500 mph, U.S. astronaut Jeff Williams spoke through a NASA downlink during The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s chapel Aug. 30. Williams is commander for Expedition 48 of the International Space Station. The astronaut has spoken at the Louisville, Ky., campus previously and regularly listens to Mohler’s podcast in orbit.

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  • Page: God provides spiritual DNA for godliness, power

    September 1 2016 by Annie Corser, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Page: God provides spiritual DNA for godliness, power

    Participation in the divine nature of God leads to a life of spiritual effectiveness and productivity, said Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank S. Page during the chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “This divine provision says we are born complete with that which we need for life and godliness,” said Page.

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  • 2016 politics: Change looms for church, speakers say

    August 31 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    2016 politics: Change looms for church, speakers say

    The increasing threat to religious liberty and the brokenness of politics in this election year demonstrate the need for change among Christians in America, speakers said at a gathering in Nashville. The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and Alliance Defending Freedom cosponsored “The 2016 Presidential Race, Religious Liberty and the Future of the Church.”

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  • New birth sprouts among dozens of flood survivors

    August 31 2016 by Jane Rodgers, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    New birth sprouts among dozens of flood survivors

    “I would go to hell,” a man replied honestly when Wayne Barber asked where he thought he would be if he died. But the man, who was helping his sister with her flooded Louisiana home, changed his demeanor as Barber explained the gospel to him and the man prayed to receive Christ.

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  • SBC seminaries healthy, face M.Div. challenge

    August 31 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC seminaries healthy, face M.Div. challenge

    When it comes to training pastors, Southern Baptist Convention seminaries compare favorably with North American seminaries generally, according to a comparative data analysis by Baptist Press. Still, a slight shift of students away from the master of divinity and toward less rigorous master of arts degrees focused on general theological studies parallels a national trend.

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  • Mother, son fight for ‘right’ to incestuous relationship

    August 31 2016 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Mother, son fight for ‘right’ to incestuous relationship

    A mother and adult son charged with incest in New Mexico are going public with their relationship, saying they are willing to go to jail to fight for the “right” to be together. The mother, Monica Mares, 36, and her son, Caleb Peterson, 19, met again last year after nearly 18 years apart.

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