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Love One Another’ nationwide prayer plea May 2
Apr28

Love One Another’ nationwide prayer plea May 2

WASHINGTON (BP) — Aligning American culture with God’s commandment to love one another is the vision of the 2019 National Day of Prayer (NDP) May 2, an annual event organizers say impacted perhaps 510 million people in 2018. Neither society nor the church are loving one another as God commanded, NDP Task Force President Ronnie Floyd told Baptist Press. “It’s pretty obvious that the culture is a great picture of...

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Chonda Pierce’s ‘Unashamed’ in theaters May 7 & 9
Apr26

Chonda Pierce’s ‘Unashamed’ in theaters May 7 & 9

DENVER (BP) — Chonda Pierce is at a new stage in life. Widowhood and online dating give new material to her comedy routine, but her latest film “Unashamed” goes beyond her own testimony. “This time in my life, I want the testimony of this movie to be about what Jesus did, and not about what I did, not what I’ve been through necessarily,” Pierce told Baptist Press in advance of the film’s...

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Women’s Leadership Network begins blog, podcast, FB
Apr24

Women’s Leadership Network begins blog, podcast, FB

NASHVILLE (BP) — The newly launched SBC Women’s Leadership Network will empower Southern Baptist women while concurrently embracing theological complementarianism, two network leaders told Baptist Press. The group provides a resource for women that is already prevalent among Southern Baptist men, leaders said. “Historically in SBC life men have had multiple options to connect in this way,” WLN steering...

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Ronnie Floyd elected SBC EC president/CEO
Apr02

Ronnie Floyd elected SBC EC president/CEO

DALLAS (BP) — Ronnie Floyd is the new president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, elected today (April 2) by ballot vote in a called meeting in Dallas. Floyd received 68 of 69 votes cast, the EC said, electing Floyd in an executive session of nearly four hours. A former SBC president, Floyd will announce his resignation April 7 as pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas in accepting the...

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Church sues state for requiring abortion insurance
Mar17

Church sues state for requiring abortion insurance

KIRKLAND, Wash. (BP) — An evangelical church is suing the state of Washington over a new law requiring employers to cover abortion in insurance plans if those policies also cover maternity. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit March 8 on behalf of Cedar Park Assembly of God in Kirkland, Wash., challenging the Reproductive Parity Act signed into law a year ago. Cedar Park offers its 185 eligible workers group...

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