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Endorsement video creates SBC presidential flap

Endorsement video creates SBC election flap

A YouTube video promoting J.D. Greear for president of the Southern Baptist Convention has raised concern about the apparent endorsement of Greear’s election by three SBC entity presidents.

       
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Fairness builds base for witness in business

A "theology of negotiation" treats people fairly, upholds Christian principles—and still is good business, veteran hotel developer/owner Jack vanHartesvelt insists.

       
Christians see predatory lending as sinful

Christians see predatory lending as sinful

Self-identified Christians in 30 states—from Alabama to Wyoming—say it’s a sin to lend money to someone who can’t afford to pay it back.

       
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Faith coalition cites survey condemning payday lending

Faith for Just Living, a diverse coalition of religious groups, released a report titled “The Collateral Consequences of Payday Loan Debt,” which reports the experiences of churches and borrowers in dealing with payday and car-title loans.

       
American church must reject cultural accommodation, Roger Olson asserts

Reject accommodation, Olson urges churches

The church should give the world a glimpse of the kingdom of God, but cultural accommodation and nationalism prevent American congregations from fulfilling their calling, theologian Roger Olson said.

       
Encounter with Scripture transforms Chinese scholar

Encounter with Scripture transforms Chinese scholar

Tao Lu never saw a Bible until he arrived in the United States to study advanced computer engineering. When he did, it changed everything.

       
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Nonprofits, government move toward compromise on contraceptive mandate

Both the Obama administration and religious nonprofits that object to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate have responded positively to a Supreme Court proposal for middle ground.

       
The Bible among 10 “most challenged” books of 2015

The Bible among 10 “most challenged” books of 2015

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Bible made the list of the American Library Association’s 10 most frequently challenged books last year.

       
Around the State: Miss ETBU crowned; Chuck Norris to lecture at UMHB

Around the State: Miss ETBU crowned; Chuck Norris to lecture at UMHB

East Texas Baptist University crowned a senior nursing student from California Miss ETBU 2016.  Howard Payne University Student Speakers Bureau competes. Chuck Norris to deliver the 2016 McLane Lecture at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

       
Highly religious people happier than others

Highly religious people happier than others

Three in 10 Americans claim they are pretty satisfied with life, happy, healthy and moral. They’re the “highly religious” 30 percent of U.S. adults who say they pray daily and attend church at least once a week.

       

CBF endorses 1,000th chaplain/pastoral counselor

Less than 20 years after the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship began endorsing chaplains and pastoral counselors, CBF named its 1,000th endorsed person.

       
 
 

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