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Kid-friendly animation & Christ's incarnation

Though a bit early to hang stockings over the mantle, it's never too soon to hear a retelling of the first Christmas. With that reasoning, Sony Pictures' premieres "The Star," a new animated version of the birth of Jesus, in theaters Nov. 17.

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Sex abuse prevention resources available at

Spiritual leaders, churches and seminaries should model, exhort and teach the highest standards of moral and ministerial integrity, and churches should use legal resources and avenues to exclude sexual predators from leadership and influential positions including pastors and counselors.

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House restores adoption tax credit

Republicans in the House of Representatives amended their tax reform proposal to include the adoption tax credit in a committee vote Thursday (Nov. 9), which was World Adoption Day.

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Calif. pro-life centers win fight against abortion law

Pro-life pregnancy care centers in Los Angeles will not be forced to promote abortion after a state trial judge last week halted enforcement of California's Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act.

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MOVIES: A fall-time glimmer

We can be thankful this late fall that along with "Hollow-wood's" proliferation of comic book all-stars and crude comedies, theaters are also experiencing a spiritual renaissance with faith-themed films meant to stir and inspire.

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500 YEARS: Baptists celebrate Reformation

European study tours, conferences, publications and confessions of Protestant unity are among the ways Southern Baptists celebrated the Protestant Reformation's 500th anniversary during the past year.

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500 YEARS: One verse of Scripture

A neurotic and fearful young German man felt a call to the priesthood, long before knowing Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. As an Augustinian monk, he spent many years intensely seeking peace for the demons in his soul and peace to still his fears of hell and judgment.

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Calif. OKs third gender, protects religious liberty

Pro-family advocates are lamenting California Gov. Jerry Brown's approval Oct. 15 of a bill expanding rights for individuals identifying as transgender but celebrating his veto the same day of a measure that threatened religious liberty.

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CA fires: DR begins, former Gateway campus a shelter

As firefighters gained ground against the Northern California blaze Gov. Jerry Brown called perhaps "the greatest tragedy" the state "has ever faced," Southern Baptist disaster relief crews began feeding, cleanup and chaplaincy work today (Oct. 17).

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