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Most Americans believe people who kill themselves are not selfish people condemned to hell. (Creative Commons photo by Ryan Melaugh).
Most Americans believe people who kill themselves are not selfish people condemned to hell. (Creative Commons photo by Ryan Melaugh).

Fewer Americans believe suicide guarantees damnation

LifeWay Research has found that most Amercians believe suicide is not a selfish act that sends one to hell. Instead, most are responding with compassion to victims of suicide and their families.

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Brewton-Parker profs ink Baptist Faith and Message

A president elected in May to stabilize Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Ga., began by symbolically reaffirming the school’s commitment to a Southern Baptist faith statement.

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Baptist minister Aileen Lawrimore said the purpose of every ministry, including VBS as pictured here, should be about building relationships. (Creative Commons photo)
Baptist minister Aileen Lawrimore said the purpose of every ministry, including VBS as pictured here, should be about building relationships. (Creative Commons photo)

Brace yourself: It’s the ‘post-everything’ age, say church leaders

Writer and church coach says the term ‘post-everything’ sums up the variety of challenges facing the church today, from post-modernity to post-Christianity to post-denominationalism.

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Lawmaker says longer summer would buoy Ark park tourism

Critics say the state of Kentucky should not prop up a Christian ministry that teaches the world is only a few thousand years old and was created in six 24-hour days.

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Accidental shooting kills N.C. Baptist pastor

Phillip Davis, founder and senior pastor of Nations Ford Community Church in Charlotte, N.C., accidentally shot himself while cleaning a handgun.

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About 66 percent of all American adults are white, 15 percent are Latino, 12 percent black and 4 percent Asian. Few religious groups match those figures.
About 66 percent of all American adults are white, 15 percent are Latino, 12 percent black and 4 percent Asian. Few religious groups match those figures.

Racially diverse nation isn’t mirrored in most religious groups

Seventh-day Adventists, Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses top the list of most diverse, Pew Study finds.

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Richard Land: Democrats don’t want gun control but gun ‘confiscation’

Southern Baptists’ former spokesman for moral concerns says gun control wouldn’t have stopped the recent on-air killing of two television journalists, while criticizing politicians like Hillary Clinton for “ghoulishness” in suggesting otherwise.

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Texas pastors want tax dollars for church schools

Others, like the Texas Freedom Network and Pastors for Texas Children, say the answer to improving education is not taking away already inadequate funding from public schools that are lagging behind.

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For five years, Keith Rhodes has provided free haircuts to children and youth with limited means headed back to school. (Photo provided by Keith Rhodes)
For five years, Keith Rhodes has provided free haircuts to children and youth with limited means headed back to school. (Photo provided by Keith Rhodes)

Back to school with a free haircut, thanks to Gardner-Webb staffer

A new cut gives school children “an extra boost of confidence,” says Keith Rhodes, who aims to provide it for families with limited resources.

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Texas Baptist headquarters building transferred to Baylor nursing school

After almost 30 years in east Dallas, the BGCT will move its offices to a 14-story building in north Dallas.

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Baptist university responds to video of former president

A video just posted online is raising questions about how transparent North Greenville University was about the reasons for President Jimmy Epting’s surprise retirement announcement earlier this year.

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Last June, Kevin Ezell (left), president of the SBC North American Mission Board, and David Platt, president of the International Mission Board, led a standing ovation for their missionaries during the SBC annual meeting. (Photo by John Swain/NAMB)
Last June, Kevin Ezell (left), president of the SBC North American Mission Board, and David Platt, president of the International Mission Board, led a standing ovation for their missionaries during the SBC annual meeting. (Photo by John Swain/NAMB)

Southern Baptists to cut missionary force by 15 percent

Leaders of the International Mission Board announced a plan Aug. 27 to achieve a balanced budget that includes reductions in the work force both at home and abroad.

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Jimmy Carter’s church to limit Sunday crowds

Well-wishers flocking to Plains, Ga., to hear Jimmy Carter teach Sunday school after being diagnosed with cancer are overwhelming the relatively small Maranatha Baptist Church.

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Burma conversion bill raises religious freedom concern

Outside observers fear measures to ensure Myanmar remains culturally Buddhist will be used unfairly against religious minorities, including Baptists.

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