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Greear urges churches to 'Fill the Tank' on Easter

Tess Schoonhoven, Baptist Press
January 17 2020

J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), is calling SBC churches to participate in a nationwide focus on baptism this Easter Sunday, April 12. After the success of the first "Baptism Sunday" in September 2019, Greear and other SBC leadership hope to continue to focus on growing proclamations of faith through public baptism services... read more

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'Walking worship' new lifeline for Chinese Christians

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
January 17 2020

"Walking worship" is what the pastor calls it. After the Chinese government destroyed his underground church in Beijing, the congregation resorted to a new thing. "Without any place to worship, because any place we gather is not safe," Xiang En told Baptist Press (BP) Jan... read more

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Tennessee law would protect Christian adoption agencies

Lonnie Wilkey, Baptist and Reflector
January 17 2020

Tennessee state senators approved legislation Jan. 14 that would prohibit the state from forcing Christian or other faith-based adoption agencies to place children in homes that would "violate the agency's written religious or moral convictions or policies... read more

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Hong Kong church stands firm amid chaos

Sue Sprenkle, TEXAN
January 17 2020

Months of unrest and protests have transformed Hong Kong from a hub of global finance to an unpredictable place of upheaval. Butch Tanner, pastor of Kowloon International Baptist Church (KIBC), sees the wear and tear from the last six months in the faces of his congregation... read more

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Trump affirms religious liberty in schools

Tess Schoonhoven, Baptist Press
January 17 2020

In observance of National Religious Freedom Day, President Donald Trump hosted a gathering Jan. 16 of students from different religions to affirm the right of students to pray in school. Students at the event held in the Oval Office included those of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths, National Public Radio (NPR) reported... read more