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People | Apr. 12 2021

Revived yoga bill heads to Senate

Members of the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee approved a yoga bill on April 7 and heads to the Senate. The bill received a 5–1 vote a week…

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People | Apr. 10 2021

College students at most ‘send-able’ stage for Great Commission

By Lynn Loyd Arkansas Baptist State Convention Arkansas college and university students are strategic to the spread of the gospel through missions…

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People | Apr. 9 2021

Arkansas bans gender transition procedures for minors

On Tuesday, April 6, Arkansas became the first U.S. state to prohibit doctors from providing gender transition procedures for children. The legislation,…

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People | Apr. 7 2021

Sheila Smith — wife of Scott Smith, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Oxford — dies March 29

Sheila Smith — wife of Scott Smith, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Oxford — died March 29 of COVID-19 complications. She was 62. She worked…

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People | Apr. 6 2021

Irena O’Neal, longtime pastor’s wife, dies at age 83

Elsie “Irena” O’Neal — wife of Ernest O’Neal, pastor emeritus of Memphis Baptist Church, Dothan — died March 30. She was 83. A Mississippi…

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People | Apr. 6 2021

Christian colleges face difficulties

In the past five years, some 65 public and private nonprofit colleges have closed, merged with other schools or announced plans to close in the…

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People | Apr. 3 2021

Los Angeles Lakers’ center Jones focuses on athleticism, faith in NBA

From hoop dreams in high school to playing for some of the hottest teams in the NBA, basketball has taken Damian Jones a long way. “The journey…

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People | Apr. 1 2021

Judson community mourns loss of professor, artist-in-residence Billie Jean Young

Judson College is mourning the loss of Billie Jean Young, a faculty member who earlier in life was among the first African-American students…

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People | Mar. 31 2021

Aaron Eutah Stone, Alabama Baptist State Board of Mission’s special worker, dies Feb 3

Aaron Eutah Stone, who served the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions as a special worker in discipleship, died Feb 3. He was 89. Stone worked…

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People | Mar. 31 2021

James Alvin Grindstaff, longtime pastor of Stamp Baptist Church, dies Feb. 17

James Alvin Grindstaff, longtime pastor of Stamp Baptist Church, Valley Head, in Sand Mountain Baptist Association, died Feb. 17. He was 76.…

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