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Secret Church no longer at Brook Hills due to threat, officials unable to comment

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (TAB) — The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham, will not be hosting the approximately 2,000 people for its Secret Church event tonight after a “security threat” was called in to the church around 10:30 a.m. causing an evacuation … Continue reading

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Florida Baptist church votes ‘no’ to medical marijuana

LAKE WALES, Fla. (ABP, TAB) — A Southern Baptist church in central Florida recently rejected an offer to lease a vacant parcel of land. Sounds insignificant enough. But not for a medical marijuana facility that wanted to use the land. … Continue reading

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Services raided in Kyrgyzstan, warnings of ‘illegal’ activity

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (TAB, F18) — Several state agencies recently raided the Russian Orthodox cathedral in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, seemingly part of a series of raids and inspections on religious communities between January and April. The “campaign” warned of “illegal” religious activity to … Continue reading

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Survey finds growth, vitality in multisite church model

ATLANTA (RNS) — The vast majority of multisite churches are growing, according to a new study, and they are seeing more involvement from lay people and newcomers after they open an additional location. Nearly one in 10 U.S. Protestants attends a … Continue reading

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Georgia Baptist public affairs representative supports bill to allow guns in church

DULUTH, Ga. (ABP) — Georgia Baptists’ new lobbyist made headlines his second week on the job, testifying in the state’s General Assembly in support of legislation that would allow guns in churches. “Really, it’s a sanctity of human life issue as … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — Pakistani church bombing prompts global call to prayer

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Gospel for Asia) — In the aftermath of one of the deadliest attacks on Pakistan’s Christian community on Sept. 22 that killed 85 at the historic All Saints Church, both Christian and Muslim leaders are calling for prayer … Continue reading

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North India church destroyed by 1,000-strong mob

INDIA (TAB, GFA) – A mob of approximately 1,000 people destroyed a Christian church under construction in northern India on Aug. 25, according to Gospel for Asia (GFA). The church’s pastor, his mother and church members were beaten after the building … Continue reading

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Refugees reap blessing after Okla. twisters

OKLAHOMA CITY (ABP) — It was 97 degrees in Oklahoma City on Aug. 2 and the 22-mph wind made it even hotter as Missourian Amy Heap and her missons team from CrossHaven Church spent hours unloading four box trucks containing … Continue reading

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Virginia Baptist group keeps gay-led church

RICHMOND, Va. (ABP) — A Baptist church in Virginia kicked out of its state organization for ordaining a gay man to the ministry in fall 2012 retained membership in its local association March 19. Richmond Baptist Association (RBA) voted 176–158 to “embrace … Continue reading

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DC Baptists celebrate inaugural

WASHINGTON (ABP) — As District of Columbia Baptist churches considered an appropriate mission project to celebrate inauguration weekend, they decided on collecting food for those in need. The D.C. Baptist Convention asked its 150 churches to participate in a food drive as … Continue reading

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