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Ouachita Opera Theatre to present “Resurrection History: The History of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ” Oct. 31-Nov. 3

October 23, 2019

Across Arkansas

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University Opera Theatre will present Heinrich Schutz’s Auferstehungshistorie: Historia der Auferstehung Jesu Christi Oct. 31-Nov. 3. Shows will run Thursday, Oct. 31, through Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center.

Dr. David Bebbington discusses evangelical history, trajectory in Birkett Williams lecture at Ouachita

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David Bebbington discusses evangelical history, trajectory in Birkett Williams lecture at Ouachita

October 23, 2019

Across Arkansas

ARKADELPHIA — David W. Bebbington spoke at Ouachita Baptist University on Oct. 7 as part of the university’s Birkett Williams Lecture Series. A world-renowned scholar on evangelicalism, Bebbington focused his lecture on the history of evangelicalism...

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UISBC officers for 2019 are (left to right) president Bryan Catherman, first vice president Corey Hodges, second vice president Jared Jenkins and recording secretary Roger Naylor. Photo by Karen Willoughby

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Utah-Idaho exceeding goals, planting churches

October 22, 2019

Baptist News

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Fifty-six churches have been started in the Utah-Idaho Southern Baptist Convention (UISBC) over the last 5 1/2 years, messengers and guests were told at the Oct. 18 annual meeting of the two-state convention.

About 200...

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Damage to a gas station in Tyronza. Photo posted on Facebook by Megan Mae Raney

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Tornado rips through Tyronza Oct. 21; pastor's home damaged

October 21, 2019

Featured

TYRONZA – Arkansas Baptist volunteers continue to respond following a confirmed EF1 tornado that ripped through Tyronza early Monday, Oct. 21. Tyronza is a town of about 800 people located in Poinsett County.

According to published reports, four...

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Church planter John Lizarazo stands with four new believers who were baptized during the launch of Celebration Baptist Church en Español, a church plant of Celebration Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Fla., in partnership with the Florida Baptist Association, Oct. 6. Submitted photo

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Local associations: meeting needs for Kingdom gains

October 21, 2019

ABN Digest

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Associational leader is the most fulfilling role that Sean McMahon has held in nearly 40 years of ministry.

"I absolutely love my job. I love what I have the opportunity to do," said McMahon, executive director of the Florida...

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Five days after Hurricane Michael hit, Mexico Beach residents gather together for prayer and worship in parking lot of First Baptist church of where Eddie LaFountain is pastor. Submitted photo

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Hurricane Michael: Year later, God still at work

October 21, 2019

ABN Digest

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — Riding out Hurricane Michael's 161-mph winds at home in Mexico Beach, Fla., Barbara and Bubba Harmon watched as the storm's nine-foot tidal wave rushed toward them, pieces of broken lives, debris and garbage in its wake.

As the...

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Beck Dunn was among 53 attendees at an IMB missionary Journeymen reunion among nearly 100 who were commissioned in 1978 for two-year terms, serving in 43 countries. Photo by Art Toalston

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Combatting abuse: Victims' advocates save lives

October 21, 2019

ABN Digest

ORLANDO, Fla. — Domestic violence suffered by the wives of a police officer and a disc jockey became Beck Dunn's first foray into summoning churches for a response.

At age 27, Dunn had taken a job to open the third domestic violence shelter...

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World Series umpire Lance Barksdale's pivotal moment

October 21, 2019

ABN Digest

HOUSTON — Lance Barksdale was a 13-year-old pitcher in a baseball game in Jackson, Miss., and he wasn't happy with the home plate umpire.

The young pitcher thought pretty highly of himself, by Barksdale's own admission. But the balls and strikes...

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Rachel Scott, flown by Mediflight to Little Axe, Okla., presented the game ball prior to kickoff of her homecoming football game. Photo from Baptist Messenger.

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'Rachel's Courage' evident at Little Axe homecoming

October 21, 2019

ABN Digest

LITTLE AXE, Okla. — Under the Friday night lights, members of the school and community of Little Axe rallied to cheer on a star 30 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.

The star of this homecoming game on Sept. 20 wasn't a football player, but a young...

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Andy Leininger in Moscow. IMB photo

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IMB worker Andy Leininger dies at 56

October 21, 2019

Baptist News | Featured

RICHMOND — Andrew (Andy) N. Leininger, who served as a Christian worker in the former Soviet Union for 22 years, died in his home state of Missouri on October 13, 2019. He was 56.

In November 2016, Leininger was diagnosed with Glioblastoma...

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