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  • Clinton, Trump spar over race, personal ethics

    September 28 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Clinton, Trump spar over race, personal ethics

    Race relations, personal ethics and terrorism were among the topics discussed by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their first head-to-head presidential debate. The 90-minute event included no mention of abortion, same-sex marriage, transgenderism or religious liberty by either candidate and no specific mention of radical Islam during the discussion of terrorism.

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  • Motherless, designer baby specter increases

    Two developing reproductive technologies – one that could facilitate motherless babies and another that could open the door to so-called designer babies – have drawn warnings from Christian ethicists. Both experiments have troubling ethical implications, Union University bioethicist C. Ben Mitchell said.

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  • Scholars unwrap ancient biblical text

    September 28 2016 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Scholars unwrap ancient biblical text

    When archeologists in the 1970s found a charred scroll in the Holy Ark in the Synagogue of Ein Gedi, they never imagined they might be able to read it. But recent advancements allowed an international team of experts to “unwrap” five damaged, but legible layers of the animal skin to reveal passages from Leviticus.

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  • IRS chief admits regret for targeting scandal response

    September 28 2016 by Evan Wilt, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    IRS chief admits regret for targeting scandal response

    IRS commissioner John Koskinen admitted he regrets some of his actions during the investigation into his agency’s targeting of conservative groups. “The truth is that we did not succeed in preserving all of the information requested, and some of my testimony later proved mistaken,” Koskinen said. “I regret both of those failings.”

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  • Education consortium reaches 90 nations in 30 years

    September 28 2016 by Trennis Henderson, Ouachita Baptist University | with 0 comments
    Education consortium reaches 90 nations in 30 years

    Entering the Consortium for Global Education’s 30th year, participants from across the nation and around the world gathered at Ouachita Baptist University for the organization’s annual meeting. The consortium supports the development and programs of international education between member Baptist colleges and universities and partner institutions of higher education overseas, especially in restricted countries.

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  • ‘Pockets of lostness’ become conference training ground

    September 27 2016 by Harper McKay, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    ‘Pockets of lostness’ become conference training ground

    Evangelism and disciple-making training was put into immediate practice during a three-day GO Engage conference at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The conference’s sessions and field practicum, capped at 100 participants, was attended by seminary students, members of local churches and from as far away as Delaware and the Czech Republic.

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  • Evangelical leaders gather for ‘solemn assembly’

    September 27 2016 by Marc Ira Hooks, Collin Baptist Association | with 0 comments
    Evangelical leaders gather for ‘solemn assembly’

    Some of the nation’s most recognizable evangelical leaders are rolling out a three-pronged plan designed to call Christians, across denominational and racial lines, to a new age of spiritual awakening. Nearly a dozen pastors and teachers stood shoulder to shoulder in Dallas for The Gathering 2016 at GateWay Church.

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  • Stop raunchy Kraft Heinz ads, moms’ group urges

    September 27 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Stop raunchy Kraft Heinz ads, moms’ group urges

    Two television commercials using graphic and raunchy sexual innuendo to sell frozen food dinners are inappropriate for family viewing and should be discontinued, One Million Moms is urging the Kraft Heinz Company. In protesting the Devour microwave meal ads, Monica Cole said Kraft Heinz has gone too far and likely will lose loyal, conservative customers.

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  • Climate model snubbed for politically incorrect origins

    September 27 2016 by Julie Borg, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Climate model snubbed for politically incorrect origins

    Science is defined as knowledge about, or study of, the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation. But apparently those facts are only worthy of publication in scientific journals if they agree with the political agenda of the day. That’s what two scientists who don’t believe in man-made climate change discovered recently.

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  • Navy to train sailors on transgender acceptance

    September 27 2016 by Michael Cochrane, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Navy to train sailors on transgender acceptance

    The U.S. Navy has announced its plan for training all personnel on the Pentagon’s new policy allowing transgender service members to serve openly. The announcement, delivered by Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke, outlines the service’s strategy to prepare both senior leaders and rank-and-file sailors for the changes, according to Military.com.

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  • McCrory insists he still supports HB2

    September 26 2016 by Bonnie Pritchett, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    McCrory insists he still supports HB2

    Citing overlapping lawsuits and “substantial costs to the state,” North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory withdrew a lawsuit against the federal government over HB2, the state’s so-called “bathroom bill.” North Carolina will continue to defend the controversial law in separate but similar lawsuits pending in federal courts.

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  • Contempt of Congress sought for fetal tissue firm

    September 26 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Contempt of Congress sought for fetal tissue firm

    A possible contempt of Congress holding against a fetal tissue procurement business that has worked with Planned Parenthood is the latest development in an ongoing investigation into the apparent trade in aborted baby parts. The Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives voted for a resolution recommending that the chamber find StemExpress in contempt of Congress.

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  • Gateway move increased assets, streamlined staff

    September 26 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gateway move increased assets, streamlined staff

    Thanks to the move of Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention’s main campus to Southern California, the seminary has more financial assets and an employee structure more focused on theological education. That’s the report Gateway President Jeff Iorg delivered to the SBC Executive Committee Sept. 20 in Nashville.

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  • New Baptist Covenant extols racial justice

    September 26 2016 by Mark Kelly & David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New Baptist Covenant extols racial justice

    A theologically and ethnically diverse coalition of Baptists gathered around the theme of racial justice and reconciliation at the New Baptist Covenant Summit Sept. 14-16 convened by former President Jimmy Carter. The group’s dwindling attendance led the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) to wonder about the coalition’s future prospects for survival.

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  • Nashville lightens up on marijuana penalties

    September 26 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Nashville lightens up on marijuana penalties

    Nashville has given law enforcement officials the option of issuing civil citations to persons possessing small amounts of marijuana. Marijuana possession and use in the city and county are still considered crimes. But under the new measure, law enforcement officials may choose whether to charge a person with a civil offense or a criminal misdemeanor.

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