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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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SBC president talks about sex the Sunday after Ashley Madison scandal

Ronnie Floyd says millions of families are going to suffer from the hacking of a website promoting adultery, and some of those are Southern Baptists.

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American Baptists join Baptist family in prayer for Jimmy Carter

A statement Aug. 25 described the 39th president as “a faithful and courageous leader in Baptist life” whose example has “inspired many to offer their lives in service to others.”

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SBC parliamentarian ‘converts’ from long affiliation with Christian Church

After helping Southern Baptist Convention presidents navigate parliamentary procedure during contentious annual meetings throughout the “conservative resurgence,” Barry McCarty has finally taken the plunge to become a Southern Baptist.

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Preacher camp members discuss sermon series ideas during their most recent annual gathering in North Carolina. (Photo courtesy of Amy Butler)
Preacher camp members discuss sermon series ideas during their most recent annual gathering in North Carolina. (Photo courtesy of Amy Butler)

‘Preacher camp’ inspires sermons, ministries and lives of 6 pastors

What began as a way to brainstorm sermon series ideas has evolved into friendship and pastoral ministry for a small group of Baptist pastors.

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Jimmy Carter says his future ‘in the hands of God’

The lifelong Baptist says he is “ready for anything” and “looking forward to a new adventure” in his fight against cancer.

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Minister charged with murder appears in court

Richard Shahan, accused of his wife’s murder in 2013, is now scheduled to stand trial April 18, 2016.

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Former Union University student pleads guilty to murder

Charlie Pittman, 22, was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering 21-year-old Olivia Greenlee and staging her death to look like a suicide.

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From microbiology to ministry, veteran leader retires from ABC-USA regional post

Dwight Stinnett says God must have had a sense of humor when calling him out of a life in academia to the ministry. He recently retired as executive minister of American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region.

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Payday lending must be opposed with advocacy and education, CBF field personnel Scarlette Jasper says. (Creative Commons photo by Taber Andrew Bain)
Payday lending must be opposed with advocacy and education, CBF field personnel Scarlette Jasper says. (Creative Commons photo by Taber Andrew Bain)

Advocate links with CBF to combat payday lending

CBF field personnel Scarlette Jasper urges individuals and churches to become involved in advocacy and education efforts to end predatory payday lending practices that sink economically disadvantaged families further into debt.

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