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SBC celebrates racial reconciliation progress

As the Southern Baptist Convention marks its 56th annual Racial Reconciliation Sunday Feb. 14, leaders and longtime denominational servants celebrate progress in establishing relationships between blacks and whites and among the various ethnicities active in Southern Baptist life.
Racial reconciliation: Nev. Baptists 'being proactive'

Nevada may not be the first place that comes to mind when the topic of racial reconciliation arises. But the state's Southern Baptists say God is uniquely at work there breaking down racial and cultural barriers.
Valentine's Day: vendors, consumerism evaluated

As a Christian watchdog group released its evaluation of which Valentine's Day-related companies are most and least friendly to consumers motivated by faith, a seminary counseling professor cautioned that consumerism should not be the focus of believers' Valentine's Day weekend.
Helping prostitutes in Indonesia leave the streets

Ministry in Indonesia helps prostitutes keep their families together and become who God created them to be.
Into the trenches: an IMB worker's visit to the streets

Stepping into the darkness of street life was an eye-opening experience for an IMB worker -- it reinforced the need to demonstrate kindness and care to those who others have devalued and discarded.
DR teams continue work amid Flint water crisis

Teams of Kentucky Baptists with expertise in providing clean drinking water to villagers in Third World countries are planning to head to Michigan next week to install water purification systems for Flint-area families dealing with lead contamination. Local Baptists also continue to distribute bottles of water and offer encouragement where they can.
Wheaton prof's departure spurs fast for solidarity

A group including students and alumni of evangelical Wheaton College will fast for solidarity and peace until Easter in response to Wheaton professor Larycia Hawkins and the school announcing the two were amicably ending her employment.
Iorg: Seminary's relocation 'has no parallel'

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary's relocation of its main campus to Southern California has been "a process that has no parallel," Jeff Iorg says in a final president's convocation at the Bay Area campus that has been its home base since 1959.
SBC DIGEST: Business conf. at GuideStone; photo conf. at SWBTS

The annual Southern Baptist Business Officers Conference is slated for March 14-16; the annual Southwestern Photojournalism Conference, Feb. 26-28.
FIRST-PERSON: Life and death, blessing and cursing

Gary Ledbetter, editor of the Southern Baptist TEXAN, voices hope that "some will be saved" in a culture afflicted with "hate for God and love for death." Thousands of churches and millions of Christians still understand "that their neighbors, even the inconvenient ones, bear the image of our Creator," Ledbetter writes.
EDITORIAL: Poniendo nuestra mirada sólo en Dios

Cada día nos enfrentamos con un sin número de distracciones que nos hace quitar nuestra mirada en Dios. Pasamos por pruebas o vienen situaciones en nuestras vidas que no podemos controlar y pronto pasamos por momentos de gran confusión. Y muchas veces pedimos consejos en los lugares equivocados. Siempre es bueno pedir consejo de personas que están caminando diariamente con el Señor o que son personas entregadas completamente al Él. Tarde o temprano vamos a pasar por luchas, pruebas, fracasos y contratiempos en esta vida.

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