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Free trial of VidAngel leads this month’s family-friendly lineup
Apr06

Free trial of VidAngel leads this month’s family-friendly lineup

4 Christian companies offering free streaming stuff in April Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television   If your only definition of streaming is “Netflix,” then April is a great time to try something new. That’s because multiple family-friendly services—including four of the best ones—are offering free streaming...

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Floyd to host online prayer gathering on Good Friday
Apr06

Floyd to host online prayer gathering on Good Friday

What: A time of focused prayer amid the global COVID-19 pandemic When: 12 p.m. CDT, April 10 Where: sbc.net/pray and the SBC Executive Committee Facebook page NASHVILLE (BP)—As Southern Baptists navigate the crisis resulting from the COVID-19 global pandemic, Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee, has called for a special time of prayer. The SBC Good Friday Online Prayer Gathering will take place at 12 p.m....

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Churches eligible for federal payroll protection funding through SBA
Apr04

Churches eligible for federal payroll protection funding through SBA

WASHINGTON (BP)—The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued an FAQ document for faith-based organizations reiterating that they are eligible to receive SBA loans through the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). The document says “no otherwise eligible organization will be disqualified from receiving a loan because of the religious nature, religious identity, or religious speech of the organization.” The document...

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Lankford addresses issues related to CARES Act
Apr04

Lankford addresses issues related to CARES Act

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a press release submitted by the office of Oklahoma U.S. Senator James Lankford. For more information, visit oklahomabaptists.org/coronavirus-response, which includes an FAQ page from the U.S. Small Business Administration regarding faith-based organizations.   The office of Senator James Lankford (R-OK) has launched a webpage at www.lankford.senate.gov/issues that is compiled with information for...

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Religious liberty concerns resolved for churches to receive CARES Act stimulus funds
Apr03

Religious liberty concerns resolved for churches to receive CARES Act stimulus funds

NASHVILLE (BP)—An Interim Final Rule published by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides assurance that churches and other ministries are, in fact, eligible to receive loans as part of a massive financial stimulus bill passed last week by Congress, and that those faith-based nonprofits will not face potential conflict with religious liberty protections. The Paycheck Protection Program, enacted as part of the $2 trillion...

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Boyd enjoys sunrises and serving churches
Apr02

Boyd enjoys sunrises and serving churches

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an expanded article based on the 2020 Cooperative Program Prayer Guide for Oklahoma Baptists. For more information, please visit www.oklahomabaptists.org/cp. Mark A. Boyd likes to see the sunrise. That’s when he asks himself, “If I only have one more morning, how will I live today?” Boyd, 31 years in ministry, was named director of missions for Frisco Association in January 2019. “Instead of serving one...

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