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What’s in a Name?

Republished from Word & Way Our nation finds itself at a critical moment of wrestling. And it might just lead to a biblical moment. But will Christians lead the way? In Genesis 32, Jacob wrestles all night with a mysterious being. It could’ve ended with him giving up. Instead, he kept wrestling and seeking a […]

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Survey: Most Americans Aren’t Comfortable Going Back to Religious Services

Republished from Word&Way (RNS) — A new study examining Americans’ response to COVID-19 shows that with the exception of white evangelicals, a majority of Americans are not comfortable returning to in-person religious services. The results of the survey suggest that despite political pressure to reopen houses of worship — from President Donald Trump as well as leading […]

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More Church Coronavirus Hotspots Emerge

Republished from Word&Way As states across the country lift some or even all restrictions intended to slow the spread of coronavirus, new hotspots of the virus erupt in churches from Oregon to Kentucky to West Virginia. Baptist churches are among those hit with infections after resuming in-person services. As of June 23, more than 9.2 […]

BMS World Mission believes that Black Lives Matter

The movement fighting against racism in all its forms deserves support, solidarity and Christlike witness within it from all followers of Jesus. BMS World Mission believes that Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter. BMS affirms this statement without reservation or caveat. We affirm that black lives matter in the name of Jesus Christ who taught […]

A conversation on race

Republished from Texas Baptists by Kalie Lowrie on June 3, 2020 in news On Tuesday, a group of 25 Texas Baptist pastors met online for a discussion on race. Attendees were part of the Pastors Common, a diverse gathering of pastors and leaders in their 20s and 30s from across Texas who meet together for practical, communal and […]

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Why This Is the Christian Side Hug’s Moment

Will our disgust for germs get the best of us? A psychologist weighs the risks and benefits of human touch in a pandemic. BRAD D. STRAWN | JUNE 16, 2020 Republished from Christianity Today Imagine you are offered a fresh glass of orange juice, but just before you are handed it, an experimenter drops a […]

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Incoming CBF Moderator Calls for Removal of Confederate Monuments

Republished from Word & Way As Confederate statues across the country are defaced, toppled by protesters, and removed by officials, the incoming moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship on Sunday (June 14) urged Christians to back the removal of such monuments. Carol McEntyre, pastor at First Baptist Church in Columbia, Missouri, will assume the role of CBF […]

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Manarin Called To Lead DCBC As The Next Executive Director/Minister

Washington, D.C., June 15, 2020 – The D.C. Baptist Convention is pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. Trisha Miller Manarin has been called to serve as its next Executive Director/Minister. DCBC’s Board of Directors voted to approve the Search Committee’s recommendation to hire Dr. Manarin during a regularly scheduled board meeting held last week. Dr. Manarin, who currently serves […]

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Here’s What the Science Says About the Links Between Religion and Health

Scientists say stress levels, healthy habits, and community support could be key to beating the virus. Republished from Desert News via Word & Way By Erica Evans@Erica_Lee_Evans  Jun 13, 2020, 10:00pm MDT SALT LAKE CITY — In April, a Virginia pastor died from the coronavirus after telling his congregation to ignore physical distancing rules. Even after the story made […]

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