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Francisca Jones

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Southern Baptists hear Pence tout Trump feats

posted: 06/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 15

Vice President Mike Pence touted the achievements of President Donald Trump's administration and expressed solidarity with Southern Baptists on Wednesday in his address to the nearly 11,000 delegates gathered for the last day of the denomination's annual meeting.

Baptist group denounces sex abuse, misconduct

posted: 06/13/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Southern Baptist Convention delegates adopted resolutions Tuesday that included condemning sexual abuse and misbehavior by members of the denomination.

Mom of church-shooting victim tells how faith helped her heal

posted: 06/12/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Only her faith has allowed Sherri Pomeroy to begin to heal and rebuild her life after her daughter died Nov. 5 in a mass shooting at a Texas church where her husband serves as pastor.

Focused on mission, Southern Baptists say

posted: 06/11/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 20

Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines called last month for Southern Baptists to pray for unity in the 21 days leading up to their annual gathering.

Southern Baptists to reflect on numbers

posted: 06/10/2018 3:36 a.m. Comments 25

Southern Baptists are gathered in Dallas this week for the denomination's annual gathering and business meeting against a backdrop of concern regarding members of its leadership, a continued decline in membership and a vote to decide who will become the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Finding Pearle

posted: 05/19/2018 2:50 a.m. Discuss

A Chinese-English Bible that belonged to United Methodist missionary Pearle McCain is splashed throughout with notes in the margins and additions to the text where she thought it necessary.

Atom and Eve: Professor who believes that God created the universe — every particle of it — shares thoughts in Little Rock

posted: 05/12/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Particle physicist Michael Strauss was at one time headed to seminary school, or so he thought.

Opposing sides?

posted: 05/05/2018 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Experimental particle physicist Michael Strauss has had a lifelong interest in physics, and comes across his share of people who view religion and science as unrelated topics.

For National Day of Prayer events, Arkansas pastor says focus will be unity

posted: 05/02/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Rev. Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas, plans to call for Americans to come together and pray for the country during the 2018 National Day of Prayer observance Thursday.

Little Rock ministry's video series project becomes a movie opening nationwide

posted: 04/28/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Little Rock ministry FamilyLife reaches an estimated 60,000 people each year with its "Weekend To Remember" events for couples, and its radio program, FamilyLife Today, is broadcast on about 1,100 radio stations and outlets across the country.






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