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Baptist News | Feb. 23 2021

Private bill seeks freedom for refugee living in Missouri church

U.S. Rep. Cori Bush introduced legislation Feb. 22 to grant permanent residency to Alex Garcia, a Honduran immigrant who has lived more than…

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Baptist News | Feb. 23 2021

Congress to consider Equality Act, expansion of definition of ‘sex’ under civil rights protections

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled for a floor vote on a controversial bill titled the Equality Act. This legislation,…

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Baptist News | Feb. 23 2021

Jim Barnette, longtime pastor and Samford professor, dies at age 59

James “Jim” Barnette, a longtime professor at Samford University and pastor of Brookwood Baptist Church, Mountain Brook, died Monday (Feb.…

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Baptist News | Feb. 23 2021

TAB’s new Stories podcast to offer audio adventures

I love stories — hearing people tell them, writing them, reading them. I’m pretty sure I always will. But over the past couple of years,…

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Baptist News | Feb. 23 2021

Annual ‘Night to Shine’ prom event adapts to pandemic concerns

Beth Anderson, known affectionately as “Miss Beth,” had been ready for this year’s Night to Shine event for months. She had her dress picked…

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Baptist News | Feb. 23 2021

Stephen Ministers struggle to help during COVID-19 pandemic

When a ministry is called to be near people who are struggling or in pain, it can be more difficult during a pandemic. “We are truly just someone…

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Baptist News | Feb. 23 2021

Stephen Ministry ‘quiet but powerful’ tool for helping the hurting

Christians are never immune to difficult times, and the trials of 2020 underscore that many believers can benefit greatly from a caring smile,…

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Baptist News | Feb. 22 2021

Uzbek authorities deny Protestant church applications, incite fear

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — The Uzbekistan government reportedly has denied Protestant churches’ applications to exist, with some leaders saying…

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Baptist News | Feb. 22 2021

Baptist leaders applaud S.C. fetal heartbeat law

Southern Baptist public policy leaders commended the latest early ban on abortions to gain approval in a state. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster…

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Baptist News | Feb. 22 2021

Major league baseball’s Darryl Strawberry urges pastors, churches to share faith boldly

Darryl Strawberry says he’s thankful he had a praying mother. He had a life many would call the definition of successful — a major league…

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