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Moon landing reflection:  an opportunity to worship
Jul16

Moon landing reflection: an opportunity to worship

JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) — Exploration is “a part of what God has built into us.” Physics professor Bill Nettles said the moon landing, making its 50th anniversary this week, should help believers “realize that as image bearers of our heavenly Father, we are created as creative, imaginative people.” “We should be curious, while at the same time we should be humble,” said Nettles, chairman and...

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Calif. quakes prompt Southern Baptist response
Jul09

Calif. quakes prompt Southern Baptist response

RIDGECREST, Calif. (BP) — A group of local, church volunteers had finished a day of cleaning up and repairing damage to Immanuel Baptist Church, Ridgecrest, Calif., following a 6.4 earthquake on July 4. The next night, the 7.1 earthquake undid their hard work and then some. “I was at home with my wife for the 7.1,” said Bill Logan, pastor of Immanuel Baptist. “There was a 5.0 that happened first. When it hit,...

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Sudan crisis:  Door is ‘wide open’ for the Gospel
Jul08

Sudan crisis: Door is ‘wide open’ for the Gospel

CLARKSTON, Ga. (BP) — Despite continuing protests and violence in the nation of Sudan, Abraham Deng sees God opening a door for the church to bear fruit, particularly among Muslims. Deng, who came to America as a refugee from what is now South Sudan, frequently visits both his hometown area in South Sudan as well as visiting his wife and three children in the nation of Sudan as they await approval to move to the United States....

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Ben Mandrell nominated as LifeWay president/CEO
Jun24

Ben Mandrell nominated as LifeWay president/CEO

NASHVILLE (BP) — Colorado pastor Ben Mandrell has been unanimously recommended as the next president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources by the trustees’ presidential search committee. Mandrell, 42, is the lead pastor of Storyline Fellowship in Arvada, Colo. Trustees will vote on the recommendation during a special called session Friday, June 28, in Atlanta. If elected, Mandrell will become the 10th president of the...

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Native Americans utilizing print & video for ministry
Jun21

Native Americans utilizing print & video for ministry

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — Ledtkey “Lit” McIntosh, one of the stalwarts who helped develop the Fellowship of Native American Christians, retired as FoNAC’s chairman during its seventh annual meeting June 10. Reflecting the group’s interest in reaching younger Native Americans, Jordan Kanuho of the Pawnee and Navajo nations was named FoNAC’s new chairman. He is pastor of Belvin Baptist Church in...

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