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How Pokémon Go is bringing gamers to church … sort of

BIRMINGHAM (Religion News Service, Maggie Walsh) — If your church is suddenly overtaken by Millennials with their eyes stuck on their phones, you can thank Pokémon. And several Alabama Baptist churches and at least one association have experienced this latest … Continue reading

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Pastors, church leaders in Muscle Shoals area learn about multi-housing ministry strategy

MUSCLE SHOALS — “Our world is like a waffle, not like a pancake, where the syrup, or gospel, spreads all over. There are strict cultural barriers in our waffle that keep the gospel from spreading across community lines.” That’s why … Continue reading

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Widow ministry Seasons kicks off with luncheon at Dawson Memorial

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — For the women who have lost a husband years ago or even recently, widowhood is a new season. That’s why members and leaders at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham, decided to create Seasons, a ministry of and for … Continue reading

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Former addict offers escape from Rio’s ‘Crack-land’

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (IMB) — After seven years on the streets, Marcelo Gomes had seen enough. He’d witnessed too many fellow crack addicts brutally murdered at the hands of the drug lords who ruled Rio’s favelas (slums). If he didn’t … Continue reading

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‘The Tide’ radio ministry looks for ways to share gospel in Nigeria

KAWURI, Nigeria (The Tide) — Two villages in northeastern Nigeria were attacked by suspected Islamist militants, leaving 74 dead. Militants attacked Kawuri village in Borno state at a busy market, setting off explosives and setting houses ablaze. The attacks were blamed … Continue reading

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Istanbul pastor shows hope to protesters

ISTANBUL, Turkey (BP) — While protesters and police furiously clash in Istanbul, a pastor there is quietly continuing his ministry. Nicholas lives and works in Taksim, the epicenter of the increasingly violent encounters of recent days in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city. … Continue reading

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Crossover: ‘a visible example of God’s love’

HOUSTON (BP) — A sun-soaked day broke over Houston on June 8 as thousands of volunteers scoured the city hosting block parties, renovating schools and homes, and sharing the gospel. It was all part of Crossover, the intentional evangelistic outreach in … Continue reading

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Luter says SBC watching Boy Scouts’ decision

NEW ORLEANS (ABP) — The president of the Southern Baptist Convention warned the Boy Scouts of America that the nation’s second-largest faith group behind Roman Catholics will be watching when the organization decides at its upcoming annual meeting May 22–24 whether … Continue reading

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WMU announces new young women’s outreach

BIRMINGHAM (BP) — The national Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) has announced myMISSION, a new, primarily web-based organization for young adult women in missions. Jean Roberson, national WMU ministry consultant, said the new initiative celebrates young women as a force for … Continue reading

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Olympics 2012 — It’s a wrap!

LONDON (IMB) — “We lit the flame and lit up the world.” Doug Shaw had to smile a little when London 2012 chairman Lord Coe closed the Olympics with those words Aug. 12. Because Shaw’s hoping that’s exactly what happened. … Continue reading

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