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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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Native American spiritual needs weigh on FoNAC
Jun21

Native American spiritual needs weigh on FoNAC

DALLAS (BP) — Native Americans balance life in both the Native and white culture and too often lose to both, Gary Hawkins said in his executive director’s report during the Fellowship of Native American Christians sixth annual gathering in Dallas. “Spiritual needs are tremendous among Native people,” Hawkins said during FoNAC’s June 10-11 meeting in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s...

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SBC 2018 in Dallas, empowered to ‘testify’: Annual Meeting draws nearly 10,000 messengers
Jun14

SBC 2018 in Dallas, empowered to ‘testify’: Annual Meeting draws nearly 10,000 messengers

DALLAS—Approximately 9,700 messengers met in Dallas’ Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, June 12-13, for the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting. Oklahoma Baptists were well represented as 525 messengers from the state attended the meeting that had as its theme “Testify: Go. Stand. Speak.” From elections to sermons to key business to a guest appearance by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, the 2018 annual meeting...

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