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Op-Ed: Voting by the Book: Christians, the Voting Booth and the Glory of God

By Pastor Jay T. Robertson Crawford Baptist Church, Mobile Assistant professor of Christian studies, University of Mobile Walking into the voting booth, you thought you were clear on how to vote. But as you look over the ballot, some of the … Continue reading

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ISIS murders officially labeled as genocide

WASHINGTON ((BP, RNS) — The Islamic State’s (ISIS) murderous campaign against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East has officially been labeled genocide. The U.S. State Department’s declaration provides hope for help in the crisis, according to Southern Baptist … Continue reading

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ERLC set to launch #PrayForRefugees campaign on 5th anniversary of Syrian Civil War

WASHINGTON (ERLC) — The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention have organized a March 15 prayer campaign, #PrayForRefugees, marking the fifth anniversary of Syrian Civil War. Campaign leaders are encouraging churches, Christian organizations and individuals … Continue reading

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WMU Foundation unfolds Christ’s love with blanket drive

BIRMINGHAM (Candice Lee) — This Valentine’s Day, the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) Foundation hopes to spread love and warmth to Syrian refugees living in Jordan. The Foundation is asking people to donate $25, which supplies a blanket to a refugee … Continue reading

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Shelby County to vote March 1 on Sunday alcohol sales

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Sunday alcohol sales may soon come to Shelby County. Voters will decide March 1 if they want to allow alcohol sales in the county after noon on Sundays. Both the state House of Representatives and Senate passed … Continue reading

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Digital safety seminar to help parents protect children in today’s tech-savvy world

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — There is a war being waged for the hearts and minds of children, Traylor Lovvorn of Undone Redone said, and it’s one that his organization, Samford University’s Ministry Training Institute (MTI) and The Alabama Baptist are fighting … Continue reading

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3 in 5 Americans say Halloween ‘all in good fun,’ according to study

NASHVILLE (BP) — When it comes to Halloween, most Americans don’t have a problem celebrating the spooky holiday, a new study shows. Yet, one-third say they avoid Halloween or its pagan elements. Although 3 in 5 Americans told LifeWay Research … Continue reading

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Evangelist in Uganda killed after debate

NAIROBI, Kenya (BP) — Islamists upset by a Christian-Muslim debate are suspected in the killing of a longtime evangelist in eastern Uganda who led many Muslims to Christ, sources said. The body of Samson Nfunyeku was found close to his … Continue reading

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Gatestone Institute report finds nearly 200 Christian churches destroyed in swell of violence

NEW YORK CITY (TAB) — The Gatestone Institute released a report Jan. 2 that revealed from August 2014 to October 2014 nearly 200 Christian churches were destroyed in Nigeria by Islamic extremists Boko Haram, displacing more than 190,000 people. The … Continue reading

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Iraq conflict causes ‘double crisis’ for refugees

MOSUL, Iraq (TAB, BP) — Fighting outbreaks across Iraq serve as timely reminders for the need for prayer for refugees as World Refugee Day is June 20. The intense and sudden fighting has caused at least half a million Iraqis to flee … Continue reading

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