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Widow’s trust in the Lord shown in Mission:Dignity
Aug22

Widow’s trust in the Lord shown in Mission:Dignity

>> by John Ambra Director of development for GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention DALLAS (BP)—Sandra McGill never dreamed she’d be a pastor’s wife. When she and Joe married in 1954, he hadn’t told her about his call to preach while operating a plow on his family’s farm. His revelation several years later would be the beginning of more than three decades cultivating fields of a different kind. Sandra...

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Talking about politics, God focus of new study
Aug08

Talking about politics, God focus of new study

>> by  Bob Smietana  Facts & Trends Magazine NASHVILLE (BP)—Politics trumps God for most Americans when it comes to conversations with their friends, a new study shows. Six in 10 Americans are more comfortable talking about politics than their spiritual beliefs. And most say they aren’t interested in having more spiritual conversations. By contrast, evangelical Christians prefer talking about God over politics by a 2-to-1...

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Olympics spotlight: Sharing Christ in Rio
Aug08

Olympics spotlight: Sharing Christ in Rio

>> by Tim Ellsworth Baptist Press RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (BP)—Sid Hopkins is an eye-catching sight when he visits the Olympics. The retired director of missions for the Atlanta-area Gwinnett Metro Association dons a hat and vest decorated with hundreds of pins that people aren’t bashful about inspecting. Hopkins trades pins with other Olympics fans while distributing pins made especially for the Olympics that tell the story of...

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Partnership missions:  Why Edmonton?
Aug06

Partnership missions: Why Edmonton?

Danny Ringer serves as the Director of Missions for Beckham-Mills Association and serves as a member of the North American Mission Board. I remember last summer when the North American Mission Board (NAMB) decided that I needed to serve on the Canada Region team for NAMB trustees at our orientation. The thought of Canada never crossed my mind. As a matter of fact, I thought of the Chaplaincy Commission for my area of service. The...

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Bible Q&A: Translations, which one should I read?
Aug04

Bible Q&A: Translations, which one should I read?

Bobby Kelly is the Ruth Dickinson Professor of Religion at Oklahoma Baptist University You are probably aware that the Old Testament was written almost exclusively in Hebrew and the New Testament in Greek. This fact justifies the “why” of Bible translation. First, few English speakers are able to read Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek. So, it must be translated. The reason it matters so much that people have the opportunity to read the Bible...

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