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Southern Baptists hear Pence tout Trump feats

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.

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Baptist group denounces sex abuse, misconduct

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

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

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

Event not seen as place to solve issues

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

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.

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Finding Pearle

A museum intern’s discovery of artifacts from the life of 40-year Methodist missionary from Arkansas leads to exhibit

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.

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

University of Oklahoma professor Michael Strauss believes that God created the universe — every particle of it

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

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Opposing sides?

Science and religion come together in physicist’s City Center Conversation

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.

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

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.

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

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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With closed eyes, a wide smile and arm outstretched, Thirland McKissic, pastor of New Fellowship Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, ta...

Published: July 8, 2017

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Darrin McKissic, son of Thirland McKissic and the band director at Fort Smith Junior High School, plays “Blessed Assurance,” his g...

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A newly purple marquee marks New Fellowship Baptist Church’s official move to Cherry Street in Pine ...

A newly purple marquee marks New Fellowship Baptist Church’s official move to Cherry Street in Pine Bluff.

Published: July 8, 2017

Congregants line the pews at Pine Bluff’s New Fellowship Baptist Church on June 25. The nearly 70-ye...

Congregants line the pews at Pine Bluff’s New Fellowship Baptist Church on June 25. The nearly 70-year-old church building and pro...

Published: July 8, 2017

A phrase from Luke 22:19 is inscribed on a table in front of the church’s pulpit.

A phrase from Luke 22:19 is inscribed on a table in front of the church’s pulpit.

Published: July 8, 2017

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