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SEC to feature senior adult session
Aug14

SEC to feature senior adult session

The Jan. 25-26, 2016 State Evangelism Conference (SEC) will open with a new feature that will focus on equipping, encouraging and inspiring the work of personal evangelism among senior adults. The senior adult evangelism session will kick off the SEC from 9 a.m.-Noon, Mon., Jan. 25 at Del City, First Southern. The overall SEC theme is: “Unashamed,” based on the text of 2 Tim. 1:8, “So do not be ashamed about the testimony of our...

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CP 1.4 percent ahead of projection
Aug14

CP 1.4 percent ahead of projection

NASHVILLE (BP)—Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee have exceeded $158 million, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President Frank S. Page. July’s Cooperative Program allocation receipts for SBC work totaled $15,808,270.90, bringing the total to $158,859,518.38 received by the Executive Committee...

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Political engagement modes offered at ERLC conf.
Aug11

Political engagement modes offered at ERLC conf.

NASHVILLE (BP) — What model of political engagement should evangelical Christians adopt in current American culture? P Speakers addressed that question with various suggestions during “The Gospel and Politics,” a national conference sponsored by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Aug. 5 in Nashville. It is a new day for evangelicals and other religious conservatives in the United States,...

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GOP debate: social, religious issues prominent
Aug10

GOP debate: social, religious issues prominent

CLEVELAND (BP) — Abortion, gay marriage and God were among the topics addressed Aug. 6 at a Republican presidential debate in Cleveland involving the top 10 candidates in polls as determined by Fox News. While no candidate expressed support for abortion rights, one — Ohio Gov. John Kasich — said the country should not divide over gay marriage. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee criticized the Iran nuclear deal...

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Bush, Rubio address Southern Baptists
Aug07

Bush, Rubio address Southern Baptists

NASHVILLE (BP) — Southern Baptists heard from two presidential candidates and considered how the Gospel of Jesus applies to politics in back-to-back events Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug. 4 and 5) in Nashville. The interviews of Bush and Rubio came a day before the ERLC’s 2015 National Conference on applying the Gospel to politics. The Aug. 5 event focused on how evangelical Christians should engage in the public square in a...

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2015 Falls Creek
Aug05

2015 Falls Creek

DAVIS—How did the youth weeks at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center overcome the flood this summer? According to Andy Harrison, Falls Creek program director, “When difficult times come, people tend to pull together.” It is likely that many will look back at the Summer of 2015 at Falls Creek as the “Summer of the Flood,” when Week 3 (June 15-19) concluded early and Week 4 (June 22-29) was cancelled due to severe flooding conditions...

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