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FBC Orange Beach damaged by fire; pastor sees ‘opportunity for new day’

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (Grace Thornton) — Pastor John Price said he doesn’t know yet how the fire started in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, Orange Beach. And he doesn’t know why. But he does know he’s grateful for the … Continue reading

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Samford’s Ministry Training Institute offers digital, social media course

Facebook, Twitter, website, blog—you’ve got them all covered, so your digital strategy is well in hand, right? Maybe and maybe not. Are you getting consistent new visitors to your homepage? Are your social media profiles consistent in voice and appearance? … Continue reading

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Decatur church suffers serious damage in fire

DECATUR (TAB) — Smoke from the fire that consumed part of a church in Morgan Baptist Association could be seen for miles before it was put out Nov. 30. Light of Life Church, Decatur, lost its kitchen and classrooms in the … Continue reading

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Remlap’s Valley Grove BC damaged by fire

REMLAP, Ala. (TAB) — After hours of work, firefighters have put out the fire at Valley Grove Baptist Church, Remlap. Crews were called around 5 a.m. to the blaze, which seems to have begun in the 111-year-old sanctuary. Pastor Jeff Logan … Continue reading

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Bentley, Mason no longer members of FBC Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA (al.com) — Gov. Robert Bentley and Rebekah Mason, his top advisor with whom he has admitted to having inappropriate sexual conversations, are no longer members of First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, said Pastor Gil McKee. Although the details of the … Continue reading

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‘Embracing tension’ needed on topics of church, sexuality

The sexual revolution in which we find ourselves has been a long time coming, said Timothy George, dean of Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, in his keynote address, “The Biblical Truth About Sexuality in a Morally Relative Age.” … 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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Platt to discuss IMB’s future in live Web event

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — International Mission Board President David Platt invites pastors, church leaders and members to be part of an IMB-hosted live stream event Oct. 27, 3 p.m. EDT, to discuss the organization’s present challenges and future vision. The … Continue reading

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Tony Campolo calls for full acceptance of same-sex couples

ST. DAVIDS, Penn. (BNG, TAB) — Tony Campolo, a leader of the evangelical left who for years has famously disagreed with his wife about homosexuality, announced June 8 he now supports the full acceptance of Christian gay couples into the … Continue reading

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5 critical issues facing the Church

BIRMINGHAM — “We may be living in the most precarious times in church history, but we are living in the greatest time of opportunity,” said Thom Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, speaking during the Birmingham Baptist Association … Continue reading

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