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Texas passes bill to shield churches that report abusers

May 23, 2019

Nation

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Legislature unanimously passed a bill initiated by Southern Baptists to provide civil immunity to churches that disclose credible sex abuse allegations.

After worship and a time of celebrating the work of Southern Baptist chaplains, North American Mission Board trustees ended their dinner Monday, May 20, by praying for the chaplains who were in attendance. Chaplains serving in the military, law enforcement, health care and marketplace ministry were on hand for the celebration. Photo by Jake Pearce/NAMB

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NAMB honors chaplains, elects officers

May 23, 2019

Baptist News

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – North American Mission Board (NAMB) trustees met May 20-21 at NAMB's building in Alpharetta, Ga., highlighting their visit with a Monday night dinner honoring Southern Baptist chaplains and the faithfulness with which they carry...

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Marshal Ausberry to be SBC first vice president nominee

May 23, 2019

Baptist News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Marshal Ausberry Sr., senior pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Fairfax Station, Va., will be nominated as first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the SBC's June 11-12 annual meeting, Nevada pastor Vance...

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A group of volunteers brought food, desert and thank you notes to the North Little Rock police department during North Pulaski Baptist Association’s community outreach event Saturday, May 4 to show appreciation for their hard work.

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Mission Possible takes 'Jesus to the communities’

May 23, 2019

Across Arkansas

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – North Pulaski Baptist Association (NPBA) held its fourth annual Mission Possible event on Saturday, May 4 in the North Little Rock (NLR) community.

“Mission Possible is one of the action plans of our association,” said Dennis...

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One person is displaced every two second globally, contributing to a crisis of 25.4 million refugees.

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Refugees 'people that need help,' simulation shows

May 23, 2019

ABN Digest

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – Imagine having to either flee with the one child in your arms or run amid gunfire in search of your other children perhaps already killed by terrorists attacking your community.

Brian Moore was one of about 100 others who...

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SBC: Giving Increases, baptisms, attendance continue decline

May 23, 2019

Featured

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Southern Baptist congregations saw an increase of more than $82 million in overall giving in 2018, according to the latest Annual Church Profile (ACP) report. However, other key metrics declined slightly in 2018, including...

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ABN Sunday school commentaries - May 26 & June 2

May 23, 2019

Sunday School Commentaries

May 26, 2019

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Mark 15:42-47; 16:1-8 (HCSB)

Lee Strobel was an investigative journalist who went on a quest to disprove Christianity. As an investigative journalist, he looked the facts in the face. Strobel said, “In the face...

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A distracted life can be dangerous

May 23, 2019

Perspectives

Recently, while returning to the Arkansas Baptist News office from downtown Little Rock, I witnessed a violent accident along Interstate 630.

A small SUV just ahead of me swerved ever so slightly to the left, resulting in the vehicle clipping a large...

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Has your church made improvements?

May 23, 2019

Across Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – It’s that time of year again!

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) will publish its second of four planned Church Building and Facilities editions June 6 and needs submissions from you about building, updates and improvements that your...

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While undergoing aggressive treatments for cancer in the U.S., the late Gena Wilson’s message stayed the same: "Cancer is not my biggest problem. Jesus has already taken care of my biggest problem, so the best is yet to come." IMB photo

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Missionary to urban Scottish youth dies of cancer

May 22, 2019

Baptist News

BEAUFORT, S.C. – Gena Wilson, a missionary to Scotland who walked the 2014 New York City marathon representing cancer survivors, lost her third battle with the disease May 13 at home with her family in Beaufort, S.C.

Wilson, 51, who served more...

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