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4th Circuit upholds freedom to pray for NC county
Friday, September 23, 2016
RICHMOND, Va. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled Monday to uphold a North Carolina county’s prayer policy. ADF attorneys were co-counsel in the case and were also the attorneys behind the 2014 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Town of Greece v. Galloway that upheld prayer at public meetings, which the 4th Circuit cited as critical
 
2016 study of pastor salaries, benefits
Friday, September 23, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Compensation for full-time Southern Baptist church staff members has exceeded the cost-of-living increase over the past two years. However, health insurance coverage continues to decline, according to the 2016 SBC Church Compensation Study. The biannual study is a joint project of state Baptist conventions, GuideStone Financial
 
Flood rescue transcended race, age and disability
Thursday, September 15, 2016
EAST BATON ROUGE, La. – Mary Cupit, 81, awoke to banging on her bedroom window during the early hours as Chad Tyrone, a new neighbor, knocked frantically to warn of encroaching floodwater. By the time Mary roused her caregiver – her deaf brother Donald Cupit, 73 – he only had time to throw on some clothes and grab his wallet and keys
 
Poll: skip endorsements in church
Thursday, September 15, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Since the 1950s, the IRS has banned preachers from endorsing candidates during church services. According to a new study, most Americans seem to like it that way. Eight in 10 (79 percent) say it is inappropriate for pastors to endorse a candidate in church. Three-quarters say churches should steer clear of endorsements. Yet fewer
 
Adultery, divorce & the believer
Friday, September 9, 2016
She sat in my office and tearfully told me she was leaving seminary to go fight for her marriage. This promising student, let's call her Shari, had discovered her husband was the epitome of unfaithfulness. The details are not important other than to say it involved adultery, deceit, an unplanned pregnancy and a wounding that cut to the core of her being.
 

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Duke set to honor campus black architect

DURHAM – Duke University will honor the contributions of campus architect Julian Abele at

African American museum is a ‘living’ testament

The just-opened National Museum of African American History and Culture is a work-in-progress

Obama emphasizes his legacy’s state of jeopardy

The 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards dinner on Sept. 17 not only featured the