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The Obama administration’s acknowledgment that its stance would require businesses to underwrite abortions without the right to a legal challenge may have been a particularly telling moment in a March 25 U.S. Supreme Court case...

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Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary has reached a sale agreement for all its campus property in Mill Valley, Calif., and has initiated relocation of its primary campus to Southern California. In a special gathering of...

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BALTIMORE (BP) – Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Fred Luter has named the members of the Committee on Resolutions for the June 10-11 SBC annual meeting in Baltimore. Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church...

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Cremation may be the new American response to death, according to a survey by LifeWay Research. The study, which surveyed 1,036 Americans, shows that about 4 in 10 (41 percent) say they plan to be...

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HANNIBAL – Bob McEwen told those at the Worldview Conference at Hannibal-LaGrange University, April 3, how economics in politics works and how it should work. The former U.S. Congressman from Ohio gave a historical perspective...

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Letter to the Editor: I appreciated the article by J. Alan Branch in the April 8 issue of The Pathway where he told the sad story of the ordination of Fred Phelps by a Southern...

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HANNIBAL – As a member of the legal team that defended Hobby Lobby before United States Supreme Court, University of Missouri law professor Joshua Hawley told participants at the Missouri Baptist Convention’s Worldview Conference, April...

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“Culture wars” broiling across the nation increase church security risks, said Vaughn Baker, president of Strategos International and member at Abundant Life Baptist Church, Lee’s Summit, in a recent interview with The Pathway. Missouri-based Strategos...

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When Steven Helfrich first sensed God leading him into church planting while still a student, he figured it would be in some far-off land where customs would be different and language would be a barrier....

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J. Alan Branch, Professor of Christian Ethics Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Fred Phelps, the infamous minister of hate from Topeka, Kan., died March 19. The founder of Westboro “Baptist” Church in Topeka, Phelps burst onto the national...

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So how does a filmmaker – an atheist filmmaker – make a 138-minute $130 million-dollar blockbuster from such brief source material? The answer is that you throw the scripture into a blender and add a...

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By Tobin Perry PULLMAN, Wash.—When most of your members learned to drive during the Obama administration, a large portion of tithes come from part-time earners and your church turns over most of its membership every...

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Sara Shelton/Baptist Press BALTIMORE (BP) – Less than a year ago Bob Mackey spent a Saturday traveling around Houston. On that day, during Crossover 2013, the executive director of the Baltimore Baptist Association witnessed partnership...

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The fate of religious freedom for Americans, especially business owners, could hang in the balance as the U.S. Supreme Court considers arguments by two family-owned corporations against the Obama administration’s abortion/contraception mandate (Obamacare)....

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Karen Watson knew Iraq was dangerous. She had left Iraq months before, exhausted and afraid, as the chaotic country descended deeper into violence. But she went back anyway. She was not a soldier, but a...

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JOPLIN – A new documentary will look at the role faith in God played as victims of deadly tornadoes in Joplin and Moore, Okla. pieced their lives back together. The documentary, “Where Was God?” features...

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Don Hinkle, founding editor of The Pathway, was installed president of the Association of Southern Baptist Publications (ASBP) during the group’s meeting here Feb. 10-13. He succeeds Cameron Crabtree, editor of the Northwest Baptist. Hinkle,...

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Earlier this month Stars & Stripes published what read like a celebratory story about homosexual servicemembers at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa performing – in drag – at a fundraiser to support lesbian, gay, bisexual...

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On Sunday, Fox News host and former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee interviewed Josh Hawley about the status of Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius and the impact the case will have on our First Amendment rights....

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An evangelism strategy that involves giving away guns to attract unchurched men to wild game dinners has drawn criticism from gun control advocates in an array of national media outlets this month, including TIME, USA...

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The 2014 edition of GuideStone’s annual Tax Return Preparation and Federal Reporting Guide is now available. In this helpful guide, both active and retired minsters will find step-by-step instructions, sample forms and detailed help in...

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Oso Community Chapel is the only church on a 30-mile stretch of State Route 530 - the roadway, which was sliced in half March 22 by a massive landslide. The disaster along the Stillaguamish River...

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The U.S. Supreme Court contemplated the right of business owners to exercise their religious beliefs in the face of a government decree upon their companies during oral arguments in a case that is expected to...

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U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, member of 1st Baptist Church Branson, speaks in support of religious freedom in Hobby Lobby case....

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Members of Pittsburgh Baptist in Pittsburgh, Pa., have seen for themselves how the Cooperative Program has provided financial support since the church’s founding in 1959. CP not only helped establish Pittsburgh Baptist, but helped the...

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Missouri AG Chris Koster has initiated the legal defense of Missouri’s marriage laws against a challenge filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Koster has instructed his staff to proceed with actions to defend...

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SBC CP contributions are 0.08 percent below the year-to-date CP budget goal, and 1.33 percent below contributions received during the same time frame last year, SBC Executive Committee President Frank S. Page reported....

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Arizona is populated largely by warty, crooked-fingered Christians who were waiting excitedly to eject LGBT people from their restaurants, flower shops, and laundromats until Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill (SB) 1062....

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By Sara Shelton SALISBURY, Md. – In the early days of his church plant, pastor Ryan Weaver and his team at Remedy Church scoured the newspapers looking for ways to serve the people of Salisbury,...

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From the rubble, a nation is still recovering from Typhoon Haiyan’s devastating effects last November. Much of the press and publicity have moved on, but Baptist Global Response (BGR) continues relief efforts. “Baptist Global Response is gearing...

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Joshua Hawley, associate professor of law at the University of Missouri, will speak at the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) annual Worldview Conference here, April 3, less than two weeks after he stands before the United...

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The Bible has inspired some truly masterful works of art: Michelangelo’s “Pieta,” Handel’s “Messiah” and DaVinci’s “Last Supper” are but three masterpieces that show man at his cultural pinnacle with a biblical underpinning. Sadly, biblical...

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The regional and global ministry director at Cornerstone Church in Ames has been elected executive director/treasurer of the Baptist Convention of Iowa (BCI). Tim Lubinus was elected by the convention’s Executive Board at a March...

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(IMB) President Tom Elliff asked the mission agency’s trustees to begin searching for his successor because the Lord told him during prayer that it was the best way to ensure a smooth transition to...

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God works through His people, the Church. The Bible makes it very clear. The local church is central in God's plan to move the gospel throughout the world. That's why the evangelism teams at the...

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The Heartland Interstate Strategy (HIS) task force met at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on Feb. 25 for its final meeting involving all of its original members. HIS decided to streamline its team (pairing down to...

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Speaking for the second time in less than 100 days at Brigham Young University (BYU), Southern Baptist leader R. Albert Mohler Jr. told students and faculty at the school, “We may go to jail sooner...

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NASHVILLE (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee has concurred with the spirit of a motion referred from the 2013 SBC annual meeting regarding mental health ministry. In its Feb. 17-18 meeting in...

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Scott Blanchard is familiar with all the public perceptions of Detroit and its surrounding area: It’s dying. No one wants to live there. The church can’t thrive in the Motor City. But the fact is, the...

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Canadians easily dismiss Christianity – especially in Quebec. The history of mistrust is woven deep within the fabric of Québécois culture – a culture that’s decidedly Catholic and, at the same time, increasingly secular. But Lucas...

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Governor Brumble stands nervously at the press conference podium at the governor's mansion in Pleasantville, the capitol of Sunnyvale. "I want to welcome everyone here tonight," she begins, "because our state is always welcoming....

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The Department of Homeland Security verbally informed Home School Legal Defense Association that the Romeike family is being granted indefinite deferred action status. The Department told HSLDA that this meant the order of removal would...

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The U.S. Justice Department’s new, wide-ranging policies supporting same-sex marriages even in states where such unions are illegal came as no shock, but will hamper states’ efforts to govern on the issue, says a Southern...

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Even as Southern Baptists spread the gospel to the ends of the earth there is a somber mood that seems to have settled in due to the federal government encroaching upon our religious liberty. Everywhere...

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NASHVILLE (BP) – A more visual redesign of sbc.net, the official website of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Executive Committee (EC), has officially launched, Frank Page announced to committee members in Nashville. While the new...

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A new documentary by LifeWay Films examines the history and future of True Love Waits. The international purity movement captured the national conversation in 1994 by covering the National Mall with cards from teenagers promising...

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Easter is fast approaching, and that means it istime for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering to support the efforts of the North American Mission Board (NAMB). Missouri Baptists have set a goal for the 2014...

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LifeWay Christian Stores set a goal last fall of donating 100,000 Hindi language Bibles across South Asia, but customers gave enough for twice that many. “LifeWay has proven once again it is an organization with...

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Diana Chandler/Baptist Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (BP) – The movie “Alone Yet Not Alone” lost its nomination for best original song more likely because of Oscar-related politics than prejudice against a Christian message, because another...

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Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) at the SBC annual meeting this June, seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. announced Feb. 20....

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