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S.C. flood response: Southern Baptists mobilizeALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- With dams continuing to fail in South Carolina Oct. 7, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief leaders gathered by conference call to plan a multi-state long-term response to historic flooding that has overwhelmed the state.
SBDR command centers have been established at the South Carolina Baptist Convention office in Columbia and at the Charleston Baptist Association where a North American Mission ... Read More
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Suicide law called unjust, grotesque"Legal assisted suicide is a blight upon any culture's conscience." -- Russell MooreWASHINGTON (BP) -- California's newly enacted assisted suicide law is an affront to human dignity and the practice of medicine, Southern Baptist ethicists say.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act into law Oct. 5, making California the fourth state with legalized, physician-assisted suicide. The measure enables a person who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness to request a prescribed drug ... Read More
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Baptists poised to seize moment in S. SudanJUBA, South Sudan (BP) -- While United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon alluded to "a new window of opportunity" for peace in war-torn and famine-stricken South Sudan, one missionary there said "the window is small" for sharing the Gospel in the world's youngest nation.
Ban was speaking Sept. 29 at a high-level meeting of the U.N. as part of its General Assembly debates, which included leaders from ... Read More
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Symposium looks at 'SBC & the 21st Century'KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- A symposium on "The SBC & the 21st Century: Reflection, Renewal and Recommitment" set forth a range of projections for the nation's largest evangelical body, Sept. 28-29 at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The event, which Midwestern President Jason Allen said will take place on a triennial basis, featured keynote speakers Frank S. Page, Ronnie Floyd, Paige Patterson, R. Albert Mohler Jr., ... Read More
Floyd: Awakening will cause 'strategic reinvention'KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Merging the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board is a key question Southern Baptists must address if a much-prayed-for spiritual awakening comes to their network of churches.
SBC President Ronnie Floyd raised the question during his address at a symposium on "The SBC & the 21st Century: Reflection, Renewal & Recommitment" Sept. 28-29 at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo. Read More
Study: Nonreligious Americans see evidence of creatorNASHVILLE (BP) -- Life didn't just happen, most Americans say -- and a surprising number of nonreligious people agree, a newly released study says.
More than 4 in 10 of the nonreligious believe physics and humanity point to a creator, LifeWay Research finds. A third say human morality indicates a creator who defines right and wrong. The study, released today (Oct. 7), is based on a survey taken ... Read More