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  • 2018 VBS aims to help kids get their 'game on!'

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Tuesday, June 06, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As fans across the nation celebrate the NBA and NHL finals this week, LifeWay Christian Resources is adding to the sports enthusiasm by announcing "Game On!" as its 2018 Vacation Bible School theme.

    The theme is designed to help kids gear up for life's big game by teaching them Jesus has provided all they need for the journey to which God calls them, LifeWay VBS specialist Melita Thomas said. Read More

  • Americans' view of morality studied

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, May 09, 2017 (one year ago)

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    Most older Americans say right and wrong never change. Younger Americans -- not so much, according to a new study released today (May 9). Read More

  • LifeWay releases new Christian Standard Bible

    by Aaron Earls, posted Thursday, January 19, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources released its newly revised Bible translation this week. The full text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is available at www.CSBible.com, with print versions releasing in early March.

    As a revision of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), the CSB balances linguistic precision to the original languages and readability in contemporary English. Read More

  • LifeWay pulls Hatmaker books over LGBT views

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, October 27, 2016 (one year ago)

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    AUSTIN, Texas (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources has discontinued resources featuring bestselling Bible study author Jen Hatmaker just days after she voiced approval of gay marriage and the gay lifestyle.

    "In a recent interview, [Hatmaker] voiced significant changes in her theology of human sexuality and the meaning and definition of marriage -- changes which contradict LifeWay's doctrinal guidelines," LifeWay told Baptist Press today (Oct. 27). "As a result, LifeWay has discontinued selling her resources." Read More

  • Leading change in church focus of LifeWay panel

    by Carol Pipes, posted Friday, June 24, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Leading change in a church can be difficult and must be navigated with prayer, love and patience, pastors acknowledged in a panel discussion held during the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in St. Louis.

    LifeWay Christian Resources hosted more than 800 church leaders for a free breakfast and discussion on "Leading Change in the Church." LifeWay President and CEO Thom S. Rainer unpacked three things most leaders forget to do when leading change: begin with prayer, pray with a guiding coalition, and see crises as opportunities. Read More

  • Rainer, at SBC, recaps LifeWay's eventful year

    by Bob Smietana, posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST LOUIS (BP) -- In the spring of 1891, Southern Baptists meeting at the Alabama Opera House in Birmingham voted to create a Sunday School board to publish Bible studies and other resources for discipleship.

    Today that board, now LifeWay Christian Resources, remains committed to the same core mission, Thom S. Rainer told messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention on Wednesday morning, July 15. Read More

  • LifeWay to close stores on 3 seminary campuses

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Stores are closing at three Southern Baptist seminary campuses, the retail chain confirmed to Baptist Press Feb. 10.

    The LifeWay Christian Stores chain also confirmed the closure of its longtime downtown Nashville location due to the sale of SBC entity's 14.5-acre campus last November and the relocation of its offices to a new facility late next year also in the downtown area. Read More

  • LifeWay completes sale of downtown Nashville campus

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, November 25, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay has completed the sale of its 14.5-acre campus in downtown Nashville.

    "Although this momentous event is cause for thanksgiving, it is also bittersweet," Thom S. Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, wrote in an email to the Southern Baptist entity's trustees and employees Nov. 24 after the sale was announced around 5 p.m. Read More

  • LifeWay reopens search for new headquarters

    by Art Toalston, posted Monday, November 16, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources is stepping away from the purchase of a 1.5-acre site in downtown Nashville to look at other sites for a new headquarters, LifeWay President Thom Rainer said in a letter to employees today (Nov. 16).

    Rainer said the Southern Baptist entity does intend to complete the sale of its 14.5-acre campus, also located in downtown Nashville. Read More