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Kavanaugh hearings open, abortion draws spotlight
Sep05

Kavanaugh hearings open, abortion draws spotlight

(Featured image by Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images) WASHINGTON (BP) — Abortion drew the spotlight today (Sept. 4) as the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings opened for judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. The Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein of California, expressed concern about...

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Thom Rainer announces retirement from LifeWay
Aug28

Thom Rainer announces retirement from LifeWay

NASHVILLE (BP) — LifeWay Christian Resources President and CEO Thom S. Rainer announced Monday (Aug. 27) his plans to retire in the coming year. To provide adequate time for the search process for the next president and CEO and for a smooth transition, Rainer said he will serve until a new president is named or through the end of August 2019, whichever comes first. Rainer told trustees during his report at their Aug. 27-28...

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NAMB launches evangelism group, names executive director
Aug13

NAMB launches evangelism group, names executive director

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) — The North American Mission Board (NAMB) is launching an evangelism and leadership group that will promote evangelism among Southern Baptist churches, provide evangelistic resources and equip pastors to help their congregations become more evangelistically active. Jim Law, who currently serves as executive pastor at First Baptist Church Woodstock, Ga., will serve as executive director of the new group.  ...

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World Cup stirs witness despite crackdown
Jul16

World Cup stirs witness despite crackdown

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (BP) — Russia’s 2016 law restricting evangelism may have curtailed some traditional Gospel-sharing efforts at World Cup venues this summer. But through innovative witnessing techniques — like soccer viewing parties at churches and jazz band concerts — evangelicals still have managed to harness the world’s largest sporting event for Gospel witness. “I don’t know anything...

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Kennedy’s departure opens 2nd seat for Trump to fill
Jun27

Kennedy’s departure opens 2nd seat for Trump to fill

WASHINGTON (BP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement effective July 31, ending 30 years of service that began with his 1988 confirmation in the Ronald Reagan administration. Kennedy’s resignation opens a second seat for President Donald Trump to fill. In 2017, Congress amended rules to allow confirmation of justices by a simple majority vote, enabling the appointment of Justice Neil...

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