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Archive: February, 2018

SUPER BOWL: Patriots same team, 'new lights for Jesus'

Another Super Bowl. Another year with the New England Patriots playing in it. But from a spiritual perspective, there's something new to this team. Jack Easterby, who serves as the character coach and chaplain for the Patriots, said new faces on the team this year have brought a new depth and spiritual vitality to the team.

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ERLC agenda focuses on life, liberty, family

The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's legislative and policy priorities for 2018 include the protection of human life, the preservation of freedom of conscience and the flourishing of families.

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Black So. Bapt. history said to be 'at a crossroads'

In 1845, at the Southern Baptist Convention's founding, approximately 1 in 3 Southern Baptist church members was African American. By 1900, there were virtually no black Southern Baptists. Today, about 1 in 5 Southern Baptist churches is predominantly non-Anglo, including some 3,400 predominately African American congregations.

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Evangelical leaders urge quick action on DACA

Southern Baptist and other evangelical Christian leaders and pastors joined United States senators Wednesday (Feb. 7) in urging Congress and President Trump to enact swiftly a remedy for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

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Ready for the Olympics? Invite the neighbors

Many of us have neighbors or colleagues from different countries. Invite them over for a meal and to watch the Olympics together. Maybe even ask them to bring a dish from their country and share your cuisines. Talk about what sports are like in their country and what brings their countrymen together.

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ANALYSIS: South Korea's missionary movement

The message of the Gospel first reached the Korean people in 1885 through the work of foreign missionaries. Less than 100 years later, 24 missionaries were officially sent out by the Korean churches in 1974. Their number grew exponentially, and 40 years after Korea sent out its first missionaries, 27,436 Korean missionaries from various denominations were serving in 170 countries.

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Opening Ceremony 'never gets old' for Olympic athletes

The Opening Ceremony -- televised tonight (Feb. 9) in the United States -- celebrated Korean culture and officially kicked off the first Winter Olympics ever held in South Korea. The event marks the first of the next three Olympics to be hosted in East Asian countries, with Tokyo the site for the 2020 Summer Olympics and Beijing hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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This Convention serves our culturally diverse congregations as we fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.