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  • Reformation's 'Solas' highlighted at NRB in Orlando

    by Erin Roach, posted Wednesday, March 08, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- The five "solas" of the Protestant Reformation were highlighted during the National Religious Broadcasters' "Proclaim 17" convention to mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses.

    Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, preached on "Sola Gratia" (by grace alone) during the NRB International Christian Media Convention, Feb. 27-March 2 in Orlando, Fla., with Erwin Lutzer, pastor emeritus of Moody Church in Chicago, addressing "Sola Fide" (by faith alone); Mac Brunson, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., on "Solo Christo" (through Christ alone); R.C. Sproul, founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, on "Sola Scriptura" (by Scripture alone); and Barry Creamer, president of Criswell College in Dallas, on "Soli Deo Gloria" (glory to God alone). Read More

  • Attack on religious liberty focus of NRB panel

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, March 06, 2017 (10 months ago)

    ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- Three clients of Alliance Defending Freedom described their battles for religious liberty March 2 at National Religious Broadcasters' convention, Proclaim 17, in Orlando. A wedding cinematographer, preschool director, and former fire chief shared about their legal efforts in a public policy session sponsored by ADF at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

    Their cases and others likely will determine the future of religious freedom in America, ADF Senior Counsel Erik Stanley told the audience. Read More

  • Free speech mission 'indispensable,' says NRB leader

    by Tom Strode , posted Thursday, March 02, 2017 (11 months ago)

    ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- Protecting the freedom of speech is as vital to the National Religious Broadcasters' mission today as it was when the association was founded in 1944, the group's president and CEO, Jerry A. Johnson, said.

    Johnson gave his State of the Association speech in Orlando, Fla., at the Orlando World Center Marriott in the opening session of Proclaim 17, NRB's International Christian Media Convention. During the session, he also read a statement regarding the terrorist killing of 49 people and injury to 53 others at the city's Pulse nightclub in June. The statement -- affirmed unanimously by both NRB's Executive Committee and Board of Directors -- expressed compassion for victims, as well as their family and friends, and led into a time of prayer. Read More

  • Evangelicals joust over Trump; Kelvin Cochran honored

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Evangelical leaders debated the appropriateness of a vote for Donald Trump during a Sept. 16 event at the National Press Club sponsored by the National Religious Broadcasters.

    Two supporters of the Republican nominee traded opinions with two of his opponents as a divisive campaign moves toward the Nov. 8 election.

    Evangelicals have not escaped the discord in response to the major-party candidacies of Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Some have said they will vote for neither of the major candidates, while others have thrown their support to Trump, with many citing him as the "lesser of two evils" and/or arguing a refusal to vote for him is a vote for her. Read More

  • Religious liberty violations recounted at NRB

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, March 01, 2016 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As followers of Christ in America experience increasing attacks against their religious liberty, Christian journalists have an opportunity to lay the groundwork for rights of conscience to prevail, an attorney and a Fox News commentator said at Proclaim 16, the National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention in Nashville.

    Kristen Waggoner, senior vice president of legal advocacy with Alliance Defending Freedom, said during an NRB panel discussion that ADF is contacted nearly every day by Christians whose religious liberty is being threatened because of their refusal to compromise spiritual convictions. ... Read More

  • Resist 'civilization jihad,' NRB speakers urge

    by David Roach, posted Friday, February 26, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The U.S. government has been unwittingly complicit with a "pre-violent" form of Islamist attack on the West known as "civilization jihad."

    That was the allegation of Center for Security Policy president Frank Gaffney and other speakers during a Feb. 25 lunch at Proclaim 16, the National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention in Nashville. Part of civilization jihad, speakers argued, involves silencing critics of radical Islam and preventing law enforcement officials from investigating potential terrorists based exclusively on their ties with extremist Muslim groups. Read More

  • Israeli ambassador: Terrorists fueled by 'hope'

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, February 25, 2016 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The poison spread by militant Islam is rooted in hope among Mideast terrorists, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer said Tuesday (Feb. 23) during Proclaim 16, the National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention.

    Dermer, along with Fox News legal analyst Jeanine Pirro, voiced the warning during the convention's Media Leadership Dinner at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. Read More

  • Jerry Johnson's fight for Christian communicators

    by James A. Smith Sr., posted Tuesday, February 09, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In radio, silence is not golden. Indeed, "dead air" -- a period of unintended silence during a live program -- is a broadcaster's nightmare.

    Jerry Johnson's mission in leading the National Religious Broadcasters is to protect his fellow communicators' right to exist and prevent the worst kind of dead air -- the censorship of evangelical voices on radio, television, the Internet and social media. Read More

  • NRB attendance up 15% at wide-ranging convention

    by Staff/NRB Communications, posted Monday, March 02, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- More than 4,300 communicators from radio, television, publications and websites representing millions of listeners, viewers and readers gathered for the National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention Feb. 23-26 in Nashville.

    Participants heard from key religious leaders and potential presidential candidates, focused on militant Islam and current cultural topics and gained insights into emerging facets of communications. Read More

  • Islamic jihad, in many forms, 'gaining ground'

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Jihadists are using "the freedoms of democracy to achieve political change to try to destroy that democracy and the freedoms which it enshrines."

    -- Caroline Cox

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Many in western democracies are blind to radical Islam's threat to their security and cultural values, speakers said at a day-long discussion of Islam during the National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention.

    "The majority of Muslims are peaceful and good citizens," Robert Edmiston, a member of Britain's House of Lords from the Conservative Party, said at the Feb. 24 event in Nashville. "But there are some that are extremists, and they are gaining ground." Read More