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Moore praises HHS steps on foster care, adoption
Nov04

Moore praises HHS steps on foster care, adoption

WASHINGTON (BP)—Southern Baptist religious freedom leader Russell Moore has praised new Trump administration actions designed to restore protections for faith-based foster-care and adoption agencies that operate by biblical convictions. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued Nov. 1 a proposed rule that revises an Obama-era regulation by ensuring religious freedom is guaranteed in its grant programs. The new rule...

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Kentucky high court rules for print shop owner
Nov02

Kentucky high court rules for print shop owner

FRANKFORT, Ky. (BP)—Religious freedom advocates commended a Kentucky Supreme Court decision Thursday, Oct. 31 in support of a business owner who declined to print T-shirts for a gay pride festival. The state high court ruled unanimously the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) did not have “statutory standing” under a local ordinance to bring the challenge against Hands On Originals, giving the Lexington shop and...

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Mohler: ‘I will accept nomination’ as SBC president
Nov01

Mohler: ‘I will accept nomination’ as SBC president

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)—Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. will accept a nomination in June 2020 to serve as Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) president, he told Baptist Press (BP) Friday Nov. 1. “I am honored by the announcement by Pastor H. B. Charles, and I will accept nomination as president of the Southern Baptist Convention in June,” Mohler told BP. “All my life, I have sought to serve whenever asked...

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Baptists differ over evangelical movement
Nov01

Baptists differ over evangelical movement

WASHINGTON (BP)—A historian, an ethicist and a pastor—all Baptists—displayed a difference of opinion on the usefulness of the word “evangelical” and the state of evangelicalism in an Oct. 29 conversation at the Museum of the Bible. Thomas Kidd, history professor at Baylor University and prolific author, discussed the crisis in evangelical Christianity with Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics &...

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Crimson & Dream: OU BCM/BSU alumni, students gather for building dedication, homecoming
Oct24

Crimson & Dream: OU BCM/BSU alumni, students gather for building dedication, homecoming

NORMAN—Homecoming weekend at the University of Oklahoma traditionally features a parade, various alumni events and exciting football. During the 2019 Homecoming weekend at OU, though, a unique celebration happened, one that highlighted the advance of the Gospel on campus over the decades and also looked toward a bright ministry future. On Friday evening, Oct. 18, leaders with Oklahoma Baptists and Baptist Collegiate Ministry at the...

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Oklahoma Baptists to celebrate Disaster Relief Appreciation Day Nov. 3
Oct23

Oklahoma Baptists to celebrate Disaster Relief Appreciation Day Nov. 3

The stories are abundant. Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) teams share about helping those impacted by flood and tornadoes, as well as how they have seen people come to Christ and commit to church membership—and that’s just in the past year. On Sunday, Nov. 3, many across the country will celebrate Southern Baptist DR Appreciation Day. Don Williams, state director of Oklahoma Baptist DR, has a request to Oklahoma Baptists on how...

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