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Too few churches for New Mexico's Hispanic 'mission field'

Kelia Diaz, Baptist Press
December 06 2019

Nearly half of New Mexico's population is Hispanic, the highest share in the United States, yet there are only 57 Hispanic Baptist churches ministering to fewer than 3,000 Hispanics on any given Sunday across the state... read more

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House moves toward impeachment vote

Tom Strode, Baptist Press
December 06 2019

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi signaled Dec. 5 the Democrat-controlled chamber is committed to holding a vote soon to impeach President Trump. Pelosi announced she is asking the chairmen of the House of Representatives committees investigating the president to draft articles of impeachment... read more

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New report shows abortions continue to decline

Tom Strode, Baptist Press
December 05 2019

The latest statistics demonstrate once again reported abortions in the United States have continued to decline. The number of abortions fell in one year by more than 13,000 to 623,471 in 2016, the latest year for which data is available, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a Nov... read more

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CP giving off to best start in a decade

Baptist Press Staff
December 05 2019

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) reported the strongest first two months of a fiscal year since 2009 as contributions to SBC national and international missions and ministries through the Cooperative Program (CP) exceeded $17... read more

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Southwestern denies professor was fired for speaking against homosexuality

Seth Brown, BR Executive Editor
December 05 2019

(Updated Dec. 5) Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) provost Randy Stinson released a statement Dec. 4 denying claims that a former humanities professor at Scarborough College was fired for speaking about same-sex issues... read more