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Norman Geisler, defender of Christian faith, dies

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) — Norman Geisler, one of the foremost defenders of the Christian faith in the discipline known as apologetics, died Monday (July 1). He was 86. Tributes to Geisler soon appeared in Religion News Service, Christianity Today and WORLD Magazine, among others. Rob Phillips, who leads the apologetics ministry of the Missouri Baptist Convention, recounted to Baptist Press, “I first encountered Dr. Geisler...

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Marshal Ausberry to be SBC 1st vice president nominee
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Marshal Ausberry to be SBC 1st vice president nominee

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — 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 Pitman has announced. Ausberry, who has led the church for 24 years into numerous local and global initiatives, also is the current president of the National African American...

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