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ERLC commends Trump order on child welfare
Jun27

ERLC commends Trump order on child welfare

WASHINGTON (BP)—The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) has commended President Trump’s new executive order to bolster the country’s child welfare system. The president issued the order June 24 for the purpose of enhancing the foster care and adoption system through reforms that include: —Pursuing strong partnerships between government agencies and faith-based, community, private and public...

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Religious liberty questions remain after court’s ruling
Jun16

Religious liberty questions remain after court’s ruling

WASHINGTON (BP)—The U.S. Supreme Court left multiple questions regarding religious liberty unanswered but provided some hope in its landmark decision for gay and transgender rights, said advocates for the First Amendment freedom. In a 6-3 opinion Monday, June 15, the high court ruled the category “sex” in Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act encompasses “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,”...

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Hilarious ‘Selfie Dad’ leads ‘5 Family-Friendly Things’ for June 
Jun12

Hilarious ‘Selfie Dad’ leads ‘5 Family-Friendly Things’ for June 

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices in film and home entertainment. The number of faith-based comedy films that are truly funny can be counted on one hand. There’s Mom’s Night Out. And The Resurrection of Gavin Stone. And Christian Mingle. And … well … that’s about it. Unless you toss in stand-up comedy DVDs—which I didn’t for this list—there simply...

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Workshops help Hispanic men learn what God says about fatherhood
Jun07

Workshops help Hispanic men learn what God says about fatherhood

DALLAS, Texas (BP)—Helping and mentoring Hispanic fathers is Rafael Gutierrez’ passion. “Due to (Hispanic) culture and religious influence, the role of the father is seen only as protector and provider,” Gutierrez said. “There is a lack of verbal expressions of love from Hispanics fathers towards their children. Raising the children has been a duty left almost exclusively to mothers in Hispanic...

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Messenger Insight 381 – Responding to Racial Injustice (Part 3 of 3)
Jun04

Messenger Insight 381 – Responding to Racial Injustice (Part 3 of 3)

Hear Hance Dilbeck interview Pastors Major Jemison, Anthony Scott and Rick Thompson on how the church can respond to racial injustice. Watch Part 1 Watch Part 2 Program Guests Dr. Major Lewis Jemison is Senior Pastor is St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, providing spiritual leadership and pastoral care for a congregation of approximately 2,500 members. Dr. Jemison first came to St. John in 1984 as Assistant to the...

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Messenger Insight 380 – Responding to Racial Injustice (Part 2 of 3)
Jun03

Messenger Insight 380 – Responding to Racial Injustice (Part 2 of 3)

Hear Hance Dilbeck interview Pastors Major Jemison, Anthony Scott and Rick Thompson on how the church can respond to racial injustice. Watch Part 1 Watch Part 3 Program Guests Dr. Major Lewis Jemison is Senior Pastor is St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, providing spiritual leadership and pastoral care for a congregation of approximately 2,500 members. Dr. Jemison first came to St. John in 1984 as Assistant to the...

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