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Kendrick film 'War Room' lauded by Baptists

"War Room," the latest film by brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, is being applauded by Southern Baptist leaders and others as a picture of God's power and an effective tool for encouraging Christians in prayer.<br>
KATRINA 2005-15: Still in our 'mind & heart

Survivors of Hurricane Katrina still share their stories, still experience the trauma in "mind & heart," New Orleans pastor David Crosby writes. "Our memories are not all pleasant, but they are powerful," he writes. "And they continue to shape the people that we are and will become."<br>
KATRINA 2005-15: NOBTS counts blessings, not losses

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, is counting blessings rather than losses and leaning into the future with anticipation. "Our God is a redeemer," NOBTS President Chuck Kelley said, "and He is able to take any circumstance we are in and, out of it, bring glory to His name and good to His people."
IMB leaders announce plan to balance budget

International Mission Board leaders have outlined a plan to address IMB's revenue shortfalls and complete a reset of the organization in order to move forward into the future with "innovative vision, wise stewardship and high accountability."<br>
'A long journey': Josh Duggar enters rehab

Former family values advocate and reality television star Josh Duggar entered a long-term treatment center days after he confessed marital infidelity as a customer of the Ashley Madison adultery service.<br>
'War Room' resources now available

LifeWay Christian Resources has partnered with filmmakers Stephen and Alex Kendrick to provide churches with resources to accompany their latest film, "War Room," which spotlights prayer, its power and purpose.<br>
Increases proposed for SBC, Fla. ministry

Florida Baptists' Budget-Allocations Committee recommends a 2016 Cooperative Program budget to send $14,790,000 -- or 51 percent -- to Southern Baptist causes and retain $14,210,000 -- or 49 percent -- for ministry within the state.<br>
Rainer: LifeWay, at 'hinge moments,' moving forward

LifeWay Christian Resources is facing "hinge moments" and decisions, President Thom S. Rainer told trustees during the board's Aug. 24-25 meeting, revolving around the sale and relocation of its downtown-Nashville headquarters.<br>
USCIRF crucial to religious freedom, Moore says

Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has joined a diverse collection of religious liberty advocates to urge members of Congress to reauthorize an important federal panel on global religious freedom as the deadline for doing so nears.
Bible Study: Aug. 30, 2015

This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.
Platt: No Gospel drawdown despite personnel cuts

A reduction of 600-800 International Mission Board staff and field personnel should not decrease the board's Gospel impact worldwide, IMB President David Platt told members of the media during an Aug. 27 conference call.<br>

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