August 20, 2014


RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Two friends, both pastors, attended an Embrace conference hosted by the International Mission Board. One felt called to "embrace" a people group in sub-Saharan Africa, the other wasn't ready to make that commitment. Read More

Church impacts Africa's Kisi people from 10,000 miles away
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- For an outsider looking in at Sequoia Heights Baptist Church in Manteca, Calif., it would be hard not to ask the question, "Who are the Kisi?" Read More
Moore underscores political engagement
"Even those squeamish about culture-warring still want to be culture-making and culture-preserving -- and culture-changing."
--Russell D. Moore
WASHINGTON (BP) -- A new, more conservative generation of evangelical Christians should engage politics, not retreat from it, because of the Gospel of Jesus, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell D. Moore says in the latest issue of First Things. Read More
Boko Haram labeled 'foreign terrorist' group
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. State Department has designated the Nigerian Islamic extremist group Boko Haram an official foreign terrorist organization, giving the U.S. added power to weaken the group.
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Penn-Jersey Bapt. exec: 'Change is coming'
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (BP) - Messengers to the Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania/South Jersey continued moving forward with a growing focus on church health, multiplying congregations and missional living during their annual meeting. Read More
2nd VIEW: God intervened in HIV cure of baby, Hannah Gay believes
JACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- The continued good health of a Mississippi baby born with HIV causes Hannah Gay, the HIV specialist who treats the child, to speak of divine intervention. Read More
FROM THE STATES: Fla., Ga., Ky. evangelism/missions news; '[The Gospel] gives me hope for the first time in my life'
Today's From the States features items from:
Florida Baptist Convention
Christian Index (Georgia)
Western Recorder (Kentucky) Read More

First Person
Penna Dexter
If ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, were to become law, columnist Penna Dexter notes that "employers with religious and moral objections to homosexual conduct would face a situation in which homosexual rights supersede religious rights." She adds, "So much for the First Amendment."



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