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2021 VBS archaeology theme leads kids to unearth truth about Jesus
Jul02

2021 VBS archaeology theme leads kids to unearth truth about Jesus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Next summer, kids will roll up their sleeves and grab excavation gear as they head to archaeological sites of present-day Israel with “Destination Dig,” the 2021 Vacation Bible School theme from LifeWay Christian Resources. In “Destination Dig,” kids will take the role of junior archaeologists as they embark on an adventure to study pieces of the past to learn the truth about who Jesus is...

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First Person: What does it mean?
Jul01

First Person: What does it mean?

When we look at the headlines and listen to today’s news, we are left with this question: what does all this mean? There are some who say “why now?” Wasn’t this just another death, and the news is full of people dying every day? Why all the unrest, why all the protests, marching, and who are these people who are marching carrying banners and shouting “black lives matter”? Some in the crowd are the wounded by the continued pressure of...

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Rite of Passage: Village people
Jul01

Rite of Passage: Village people

One of the things I have missed most about being retired, and now with COVID-19 limiting travel, is engaging with unreached people groups. Even though I am no longer the head of a mission organization, I can still do mission work. Some of my best times on the mission fields have taken place while living in remote villages. I became a student of their ways and learned what happens when all of modern society is stripped away. On my...

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High court affirms religious access to state programs
Jun30

High court affirms religious access to state programs

WASHINGTON (BP)—The U.S. Supreme Court narrowly upheld June 30 a state tax credit scholarship program that includes religious schools, thereby maintaining its recent support of the right of faith groups to participate in government programs. The high court voted 5-4 to overturn a Montana Supreme Court decision that invalidated a state program that provides a tax credit of up to $150 for a donation to a Student Scholarship Organization...

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Court disappoints pro-lifers with abortion ruling
Jun29

Court disappoints pro-lifers with abortion ruling

WASHINGTON (BP)—Pro-life leaders expressed deep disappointment with the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal Monday, June 29 to uphold a Louisiana law designed to protect the lives and health of women by requiring hospital admitting privileges for doctors who perform abortions. In a 5-4 decision, the high court ruled the law—which mandated a physician must have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of a facility where he or...

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Pressing forward: Oklahoma Baptists’ board revises budget, introduces new church planting strategy
Jun29

Pressing forward: Oklahoma Baptists’ board revises budget, introduces new church planting strategy

The first Oklahoma Baptists’ Board of Directors meeting in 2020 took place March 10, just before COVID-19 was announced to be a global pandemic. On June 25, board members met for the second time this year at the Baptist Building. The Board reviewed what had occurred since the previous meeting, shared time in prayer and fellowship and pressed forward with ministry plans, a revised budget and a new church planting strategy. Dilbeck...

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