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Is sports gambling moral? You bet, Americans say
Feb04

Is sports gambling moral? You bet, Americans say

>> by Lisa Cannon Green  managing editor, Facts & Trends magazine NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Wagering on sports is not morally wrong, most Americans say—but nearly half think it should be illegal anyway. And as millions nationwide manage their fantasy sports rosters, Americans straddle the fence on whether heavily advertised daily games by companies such as FanDuel Inc. and DraftKings Inc. should be banned. A new study from...

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Rozells: ‘God grew our children in our hearts’
Jan28

Rozells: ‘God grew our children in our hearts’

>> by Kristi Prince Contributing Writer TAHLEQUAH—The pride and love that John and Tiffany Rozell have for their son, Tripp, is obvious.  They beam as they share pictures and stories of the spirited little boy that God added to their family through adoption in 2009. Tripp looks like a typical 6-year-old, but this gregarious young man is a pint-sized preacher who doesn’t hesitate to share his love of the Lord with anyone. John...

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Seminary’s softball team gives post-game witness
Jan25

Seminary’s softball team gives post-game witness

>> by Eunsun Han SWBTS writer FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)—The inaugural softball team of seminarians wearing Southwestern-emblazoned jerseys wrapped up its first season in mid-December. Organized by master of divinity student Andrew Wroth, the team from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, tallied a 4-3-1 record in a fall league hosted by the Big League Dreams sports park in nearby Mansfield. The weekly tournaments provided...

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Saeed Abedini released from Iranian prison
Jan18

Saeed Abedini released from Iranian prison

by Seth Brown/Biblical Recorder IRAN (BP) — American pastor Saeed Abedini and three other prisoners have been released from prison in Iran, according to news reports. Abedini was detained in 2012 for organizing house churches and later sentenced to eight years in prison. The release reportedly comes as part of a prisoner swap coinciding with the Jan. 16 implementation of a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers brokered...

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Former pastors cite lack of support
Jan18

Former pastors cite lack of support

>> by Lisa Cannon Green Facts & Trenda NASHVILLE, Tenn.—No sabbatical. No help with counseling. No clear picture of what’s expected. Hundreds of former senior pastors say these were the crucial elements missing from the final churches they led before quitting the pastorate. A recent study by LifeWay Research points to ways churches can encourage pastors to stay in the ministry, said Ed Stetzer, Executive Director of the...

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