Archive: October, 2017

Housing allowance defense joined by ERLC & GuideStone

The Southern Baptist Convention's religious freedom entity will maintain its effort to preserve the ministerial housing allowance because pastors are crucial "for flourishing, vibrant communities," Russell Moore said Tuesday (Oct. 10).

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FIRST-PERSON: A trek amid Harvey's havoc

Furniture, clothing, wedding albums and baby pictures, festive homecoming mums and memory upon memory were stacked in reeking water-logged heaps, as I walked along flooded-marred streets in north Houston, Beaumont and Vidor last month talking with people gutting their houses of everything they owned.

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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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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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