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Latest News | Feb. 8 2021

Supreme Court rejects California’s prohibition of indoor worship, leaves ban on singing and chanting in place

Southern Baptist leaders and religious freedom advocates commended the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision late Feb. 5 that rejected California’s…

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Latest News | Feb. 8 2021

Charles O. Boothe: African American author, educator, pastor and church founder was early partner in Black Baptist work in Alabama

EDITOR’S NOTE — February is Black History Month. Charles Octavius Boothe (1845-1924) was an Alabama Baptist preacher, educator, author…

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Latest News | Feb. 8 2021

More Americans report COVID-19 strengthened faith, compared to citizens of other economically developed countries

Close to 30% of American adults state that the COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened their personal faith as well as the overall religious faith…

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Latest News | Feb. 4 2021

Alabama Attorney General announces multistate opioid lawsuit settlement

One of the world’s largest consulting firms settled Feb. 3 with Alabama and 46 other states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories…

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Latest News | Feb. 4 2021

In a ‘dark, dark time,’ Biden urges a turn to faith at National Prayer Breakfast

At the 69th National Prayer Breakfast, President Joe Biden called for those watching online to lean on their faith and see others not as Democrats…

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Latest News | Feb. 3 2021

Dayspring Baptist, Mobile, partners with local health officials for COVID-19 vaccination clinics

COVID-19 vaccinations are being administered throughout Alabama, and some churches have been asked to help. “It was really a kind of easy way…

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Latest News | Feb. 3 2021

Ministers eligible for COVID-19 vaccination beginning Feb. 8 under ADPH plan

Ministers and clergy members in Alabama will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Feb. 8. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department…

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Latest News | Feb. 1 2021

Wycliffe Associates reports record number of completed Bible translations in 2020

Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement…

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Latest News | Jan. 27 2021

First person: Seminary professor remembers Hank Aaron’s kindness

By Mark Tolbert Director, Caskey Center for Church Excellence As a 16-year-old growing up in Atlanta Georgia, I had a dream job; I was a bat…

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Latest News | Jan. 24 2021

Chad Massey, pastor of First Baptist Church, Dawes, dies at age 49

Michael “Chad” Massey, pastor of First Baptist Church, Dawes, died Dec. 23, 2020. He was 49. A native of Georgia, Massey graduated from Marietta…

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