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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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  • Prayer in troubled Charlotte counters ‘hurt, anger’

    September 23 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Prayer in troubled Charlotte counters ‘hurt, anger’

    “Hurt” and “anger” have met with prayer in troubled Charlotte, N.C., where Southern Baptist pastors are praying and encouraging peace and reason amid violent protests and a declared state of emergency after the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott.

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  • Platt to EC: Seemingly dead man arose

    September 23 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Platt to EC: Seemingly dead man arose

    What appeared to local believers to be a physical resurrection from the dead among an unengaged, unreached people group in Southeast Asia has opened a door for gospel witness and highlighted what International Mission Board President David Platt called “God’s power to supernaturally save sinners.”

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  • WRAP-UP: EC recommends expanding membership

    September 23 2016 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    WRAP-UP: EC recommends expanding membership

    Four state conventions would gain representation on the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee (EC) under a recommendation adopted for presentation at the SBC annual meeting in 2017. The recommendation would amend SBC Bylaw 18 to exempt conventions from the requirement that territories have 15,000 members in cooperating Baptist churches to qualify for representation.

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  • Kentucky convention to hotels: Fight human trafficking

    September 23 2016 by Robin Cornetet, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Kentucky convention to hotels: Fight human trafficking

    The Kentucky Baptist Convention will not do business with hotels that fail to train employees to recognize and report human trafficking, KBC Executive Director Paul Chitwood announced Sept. 21. Chitwood set forth the convention’s position in a letter to potential vendors and listed several resources for free training.

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  • Missouri Supreme Court returns entity to state convention

    September 23 2016 by Missouri Pathway staff | with 0 comments
    Missouri Supreme Court returns entity to state convention

    The Missouri Supreme Court declined to hear the foundation’s appeal of an appeals court decision ordering its return to governance by convention-elected trustees. By letting a ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals stand, the state Supreme Court ended years of litigation that began after the foundation’s board broke away from the convention.

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