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‘Homegrown’ focuses on family, fruit of the Spirit
May25

‘Homegrown’ focuses on family, fruit of the Spirit

NASHVILLE (BP) — As parents of two young kids, Josh and Christi Straub know how difficult it can be to wrangle a family together to learn about God’s Word. “It can feel like a pipe dream some days,” according to the Straubs. “Busyness creeps in. Tempers flare. Just getting the kids in bed sometimes feels like a massive parenting win.” But the Straubs, who both serve as marriage and family coaches,...

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Set Free: Oklahoma prison chaplaincy ministry bearing much fruit
May16

Set Free: Oklahoma prison chaplaincy ministry bearing much fruit

After years of struggling with addiction and confrontations with the law, Tammy found herself behind bars. She was feeling broken and alone. From her prison cell, she cried out to God for help. And help came in the form of Christian chaplains who were ministering in the Oklahoma prison where she resided. Today, Tammy is forgiven and set free from sin, and also set free from prison. At the Oklahoma Jail & Prison Ministries (OJPM)...

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Messenger Insight 332 – Debating an Atheist
May14

Messenger Insight 332 – Debating an Atheist

Hear about Caleb Moore’s recent debate with a leading atheist, and how Christians can contend for the Faith. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2019/05/13142928/Messenger-Insight-332-Caleb-Moore.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (25.5MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn |...

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Church membership drop, anxiety spotlight Gospel need
May12

Church membership drop, anxiety spotlight Gospel need

NASHVILLE (BP) — As recent polls put U.S. church membership at an all-time low and anxiety at an all-time high, some Southern Baptist leaders say the numbers are a wake-up call to Christians’ deep need to take the Great Commission personally. A Gallup Poll published in mid-April found that around 50 percent of Americans self-reported as members of a church, synagogue or mosque in 2018. That’s a sharp drop from around...

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‘Hymns & M’s’: Kids choir learning hymns by heart at OKC church
May10

‘Hymns & M’s’: Kids choir learning hymns by heart at OKC church

Martin is a fourth grader who would rather be playing sports or video games than do memorization work for school. Every Sunday evening, though, he is challenged by the children’s choir directors at his church to do another kind of memorization. He and scores of other children, ages 3 through fifth grade, are working to memorize Christian hymns; to learn them by heart, as the saying goes. Angela Lee, children’s choir program director...

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ERLC’s Moore launches YouTube channel
May09

ERLC’s Moore launches YouTube channel

NASHVILLE (BP)– Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore launched a YouTube channel Tuesday (May 7) to address a variety of theological and cultural issues. The YouTube channel featuring Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), opened with a series titled “On the Issues,” according to a news release from the entity. The series — which will offer a weekly examination of...

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