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Retired North Carolina pastor missing in Hawaii

Biblical Recorder Staff
May 27 2020

Walker was last seen near the Pupukea Paumalu trail on Oahu’s North Shore May 13. read more

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SBC leaders commend CDC guidelines to churches

Tom Strode, Baptist Press
May 27 2020

Southern Baptist leaders commended to churches the new federal guidelines for restoring in-person worship gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, even as efforts to resolve conflicts between state governments and faith communities continue... read more

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Churches grapple with whether to require masks

Tobin Perry, Southern Baptist TEXAN
May 27 2020

Listening to the discussion surrounding the reopening of churches, Steve Bezner could see much of it revolved around a dichotomy of faith versus fear. As Bezner, pastor of Houston Northwest Church, and other church leaders studied the issue from a variety of angles, they began to see it differently... read more

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June 7 designated Southern Baptist Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Ann Lovell, IMB
May 27 2020

On average, eight Christians died for their faith every day in 2019. That equals more than 2,920 people killed for the cause of Christ last year, according to the 2020 annual report from Open Doors' World Watch List... read more

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Trump calls churches 'essential' as Baptist leaders urge equal treatment in reopening

Tom Strode, Baptist Press
May 26 2020

Southern Baptist leaders are urging government officials to treat churches and other religious groups more justly in their reopening policies regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The calls for change came after churches in Minnesota and California told their governors they would begin holding in-person services in defiance of policies they consider to be unequal in treatment... read more