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Committee: SBU must clarify Statement of Faith

July 17, 2019

Baptist News | Featured

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University's (SBU) Statement of Faith has not been implemented effectively across the fabric of the university, according to an external peer assessment committee that completed its work there in June. The committee, which was commissioned by SBU late last year, ...

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Ninth Circuit rules abortion funding changes can proceed

July 15, 2019

Nation | Featured

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on July 11 upheld its June 20 decision allowing the Trump administration to enforce new rules blocking Title X family planning funds from going to abortion facilities. The 7-4 vote rejected an...

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First Liberty joins lawsuit over Chick-fil-A ban records

July 10, 2019

Nation | Featured

PLANO, Texas – First Liberty Institute has joined a lawsuit for public records involved in Chick-fil-A's ban from the San Antonio airport for supporting religious groups. First Liberty, one of three agencies or offices investigating the San Antonio...

After enduring two earthquakes – one July 4 followed by a second July 5 - Immanuel Baptist Church, Ridgecrest, Calif., needed to cancel Sunday services. Parts of the ceiling came down throughout the church building. Volunteers from the church had cleaned up much of the damage from the July 4 earthquake only to have their efforts erased by the second quake. Photo courtesy of Immanuel Baptist, Ridgecrest.

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California quakes prompt Southern Baptist response

July 8, 2019


RIDGECREST, Calif. – A group of local, church volunteers had finished a day of cleaning up and repairing damage to Immanuel Baptist Church, Ridgecrest, Calif., following a 6.4 earthquake on July 4. The next night, the 7.1 earthquake undid their hard...

High water signs at Burns Park in North Little Rock. Photo by Tim Yarbrough

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Baptist health: Could health dangers be lurking in floodwater?

July 3, 2019

Baptist News | Perspectives | Featured

As flood waters recede and cleanup begins across Arkansas, it’s important to be aware of potential health risks. Flood water and standing water each pose various risks, including infectious diseases, chemical hazards and injuries. Q: What health...


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Mandrell unanimously elected as 10th president of LifeWay

June 28, 2019

Baptist News | Featured

ATLANTA — LifeWay Christian Resources trustees unanimously elected Ben Mandrell as the organization’s 10th president during a special called meeting June 28 in Atlanta.   “I am grateful for the opportunity to lead in such an important season for...

Pastor Carlos Navarro prays with migrants shuttled by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to the shelter at West Brownsville Baptist Church, Brownsville, Texas. Photo by West Brownsville Baptist Church

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Immigration crisis calls Southern Baptists to the border

June 27, 2019

Baptist News | Featured

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – While state and national officials craft responses to the humanitarian crisis along the Mexico border, Southern Baptist entities – including the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) and the North American Mission Board...

The first billboard went live June 14 in Harrison, at 801 Highway 62-65 North.

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Safe Haven boxes to be promoted in all 75 Arkansas counties

June 26, 2019

ABN Digest | Featured

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Right to Life has undertaken a statewide billboard campaign to promote the Safe Haven law and Safe Haven baby boxes in all 75 counties in Arkansas, Rose Mimms, executive director of the Arkansas Right to Life, announced June...

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