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McLoud family fosters football player
Jul11

McLoud family fosters football player

>> by Kristi Prince, Correspondent MCLOUD—Aaron Smith is a young man of few words, but he has a story that needs to be told. This sophomore at Rose State College is well on his way to success in life, thanks to foster parents who love him as their own. Aaron entered the Department of Human Services (DHS) system at the age of 6, and was placed in nine different homes before he found the love and security of Val and Traci Gokey. ...

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Pregnancy center free speech case considered
Jul09

Pregnancy center free speech case considered

Mary Reichard is the legal affairs correspondent for WORLD Magazine. Used by permission from WORLD News Service, a division of WORLD Magazine (www.worldmag.com). CALIFORNIA (BP) — A federal appeals court is considering whether a state can commandeer pregnancy centers to deliver government-approved messages about abortion options. Last fall, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law requiring all California health facilities to...

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FIRST-PERSON: The invited become the inviters
Jul07

FIRST-PERSON: The invited become the inviters

Ernest Easley is professor of evangelism at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., and former pastor of Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga. JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) — There was a lot of talk on the topic of evangelism during the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in St. Louis. The sermons that were preached, the panel discussions that were presented and our mission boards’ reports all made reference to...

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Eight reasons I believe in denominationalism
Jun28

Eight reasons I believe in denominationalism

Chuck Lawless is the Dean and vice-president of Graduate Studies and Ministry Centers at Southeaster Seminary I’m a Southern Baptist. We’re hardly a perfect denomination, but I’m honored to be part of our team. I realize that my generation in general tends to be more denominationally loyal than younger generations, but I don’t think my age is a primary reason I’m part of a denomination. Instead, here’s why: 1. I know I’m not alone as...

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Vice presidents of Jesus Town?
Jun23

Vice presidents of Jesus Town?

This was written by Caleb Moore and was originally featured on WordSlingers.com. For the last few months, I have been preaching from the Gospel of Mark. After the first 10 chapters, I am amazed that anyone is a Christian. The disciples, for the most part, just don’t show many signs of competence. They constantly role model what not to do. But let’s cut them some slack; many of them are in their teens. Although classic paintings make...

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