WHAT TO DO WHEN CHRISTMAS IS NOT “MERRY”

By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector

depressed-man-christmas-windowBRENTWOOD — Let’s face reality. Circumstances sometimes leave people depressed during the Christmas season — a time of hope created by the birth of a baby boy in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago.

That baby boy would grow up to be Jesus Christ and He died on a cross 33 years later. His death and resurrection offers eternal life to all who confess their sins and profess belief in Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. [Read more…]

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BAPTIST COUNSELORS WEIGH IN ON BILL

By Connie Davis Bushey
News Editor, Baptist and Reflector

tennessee-state-capitol-buildingBRENTWOOD — Two Tennessee Baptist counselors have voiced opinions about the new Tennessee law which allows licensed counselors to opt out of serving patients whose goals “conflict with the sincerely held principles of the counselor.” The American Counseling Association condemned the measure as discriminatory against the LGBT community.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed Senate Bill 1556 into law April 27, noting it does not leave anyone without mental health care. The law takes effective immediately. [Read more…]

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