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SANCTITY OF LIFE: Beware the distractions
Jan20

SANCTITY OF LIFE: Beware the distractions

EDITOR’S NOTE: J.D. Greear is president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. Jan. 20 is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday in the Southern Baptist Convention. WASHINGTON (BP) — On Fri., Jan. 18 in our nation’s capital, thousands upon thousands of people will participate in the March for Life, the largest pro-life rally in the world. The march is built on the conviction...

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Foster care students receive finals week care packages
Jan14

Foster care students receive finals week care packages

  At the end of 2019, Oklahoma Baptists were presented with a unique opportunity to serve adults, who used to be children in foster care. There are, reportedly, more than 100 college students who have aged out of the foster care system in Oklahoma. These students were never adopted or reunited with their birth families. In the summer of 2018, Oklahoma Successful Adulthood Program contacted the Department of Human Safety about...

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The 10 best family-friendly films of 2018
Jan12

The 10 best family-friendly films of 2018

Let’s face it. It can be difficult to find a movie that the whole family can watch. Thankfully, though, there were quite a few family-friendly films released in theaters in 2018. Here are my favorite 10: Paddington 2 (PG)—Everyone’s favorite Peruvian bear gets framed for something he didn’t do—stealing a book—and gets sentenced to 10 years in prison. He then warms the hearts of the prisoners with kindness. Paddington 2 is as good (if...

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Rite of passage: The best-laid plans
Jan08

Rite of passage: The best-laid plans

Our Christmas and New Year’s Day can best be summed up with the words of Robert Burns in his poem, “To a Mouse”: “The best-laid plans of Mice and Men go oft awry.” I think the mice made out better than we did. Our family had planned to gather on Christmas Eve, enjoy a meal, open presents and have our family photo taken. We seldom have all of our family in one room at the same time, but Erin, my daughter-in-love, had orchestrated this...

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Felix Cabrera new Puerto Rico executive director
Dec29

Felix Cabrera new Puerto Rico executive director

ARECIBO, Puerto Rico (BP)—Felix Cabrera is the new executive director of the Convention of Southern Baptist Churches in Puerto Rico, he confirmed to Baptist Press (BP) Dec. 6. The executive board of the Convención de Iglesias Bautistas del Sur de Puerto Rico (CIBSPR) asked Cabrera to fill the executive post after the group met recently. “I think that the Lord is doing something special here, and I’m glad, honored, to be part of what...

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Lilly receives special Christmas gift from Chitwoods
Dec28

Lilly receives special Christmas gift from Chitwoods

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)—Sure, 6-year-old Lilly has the typical wish list for Christmas, including Barbie dolls and a dollhouse. But it was something much more meaningful that she longed for most: a family of her own. For the past three years, Lilly had been in foster care through Sunrise Children’s Services, a Kentucky Baptist organization that ministers to abused and neglected kids. Her story is one that has become all too familiar to...

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