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  • Evangelize 91 counties, Kan.-Neb. Baptists urged

    by Eva Wilson/Baptist Digest, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (2 days ago)

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    PRATT, Kan. (BP) -- Start new ministries in 91 area counties that have no Gospel witness, attendees of the 2018 Kansas Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists (KNCSB) were urged.

    The meeting was held Oct. 8-9 at First Southern Baptist Church in Pratt, Kan., with the theme "Leading through Change," based on Joshua 1-3.

    KNCSB Executive Director Bob Mills told of counties that don't have a Southern Baptist witness -- 31 counties in Kansas and 60 in Nebraska. Many of these ... Read More

  • Christian apologetics club wins free speech battle

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (2 days ago)

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    KENNESSAW, Ga. (BP) -- A Christian apologetics group will be able to display pro-life and other messages freely at a state university, the result of a settlement reached through Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).

    Ratio Christi, a registered student organization at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga., gained the right in a settlement ADF announced Oct. 18. The group had twice been required to post its displays in a small "speech zone" after the university deemed the messages "controversial," ADF said in a lawsuit filed ... Read More

  • Ministry breakthrough stories are new podcast's focus

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (2 days ago)

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    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BP) -- In Philippians 4:8, Paul tells the church to dwell on what's commendable and praiseworthy. With a new podcast, Christians can now apply Paul's advice during their daily commute.

    Hosted by Bryan Rose, "My Ministry Breakthrough" is dedicated to telling the stories of churches experiencing key moments of vision clarity and alignment.

    "Many of our guests may not make conference stages with their stories or be featured in big magazines, but that's the beauty of the podcasting medium," ... Read More

  • Sexual abuse, grief & hope focus of ERLC panel

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (2 days ago)

    Photo by Karen McCutcheon
    GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- Women are grieving and male church leaders should join them in their grief over the sexual abuse and assault so many have suffered, panelists said Oct. 12 during the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's annual national conference.

    A panel of lawyers and female Christian leaders addressed sexual abuse and assault during a main session of the conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. About 950 people attended the three-day event -- titled "The Cross-shaped Family" -- that ended ... Read More