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Justice reform, ministry urged at ERLC event

Tom Strode, Baptist Press
December 12 2019

Reform of the criminal justice system and ministry to prisoners both provide important opportunities for Christian involvement, panelists said at a Southern Baptist-sponsored forum in Nashville. Spokesmen from the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), Tennessee Gov... read more

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South Carolina Baptists give every inmate a gift

Tess Schoonhoven, Baptist Press
December 12 2019

Volunteers package gifts at Saint Andrews Baptist Church. (SCBC photo) Sharing the love of the Christmas season came through individual gifts to every inmate in South Carolina this year, provided by churches and associations in the South Carolina Baptist Convention (SCBC)... read more

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God's grace overcomes duty in Japan, generations after WWII

Caroline Anderson, IMB
December 12 2019

The Walkers' family history was intertwined with Japan long before they landed there. Cornelia's father was an Army Air Force pilot who flew bombing missions in Japan during World War II. Carlton Walker's father was in the infantry and served in Japan after the war officially ended... read more

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Church gets creative with lattes for Lottie

Leslie Peacock Caldwell, IMB
December 12 2019

If you’re heading to Mount Harmony Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn., you don’t need to stop at a fancy coffee shop on your way to church. Multi-flavored coffees and lattes will be ready for you when you arrive, served by smiling baristas... read more

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Yanes named executive director of Asian American relations and mobilization

Amy Whitfield, Baptist Press
December 11 2019

Peter Yanes has been named executive director of Asian American relations and mobilization at the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC). The new role is a partnership, jointly funded by the EC and the North American Mission Board (NAMB), with the primary focus of bringing more Asian American churches into the Southern Baptist family... read more