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LifeWay to close its 170 stores, focus on digital retail

NASHVILLE—LifeWay Christian Resources is charting a new course in 2019 marking a shift to a digital retail strategy. As part of the transition, LifeWay will close its 170 brick-and-mortar stores in 2019.

The many multiethnic faces of Southern Baptists

When regenerate followers of Christ discuss race relations in America in general, or in the SBC, we should do so without being overly critical or biting toward one another. Ad hominem attacks only engender more heat than light. No one is edified. The apostle Paul chastised the church at Galatia to avoid "biting and devouring one another lest those in the church destroy one another" (Galatians 5:15).

Executive Committee to vote on pres. nominee April 2

DALLAS—The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee will hold a special called meeting in Dallas April 2 to vote on a presidential nominee, EC chairman Mike Stone announced March 19.

Baptist leaders praise housing allowance ruling

CHICAGO—Southern Baptist entity leaders applauded a federal appeals court decision March 15 upholding the constitutionality of the ministerial housing allowance.

Nik & Ruth Ripken
Celebrating missionaries retiring to Kentucky

"Stay in the story." That's the advice Nik and Ruth Ripken, retiring IMB missionaries, offer the next generation.

"Don't quit before you see all that God has for you. Don't get sidetracked," Ruth said.

Learning to defend the gospel

Students at Clear Creek are blessed to sit under great professors and scholars in the class rooms on our campus every day to be equipped for God's calling on their lives. We are blessed to have such gifted professors here who literally pour into our students for the time they are here studying.