August 30, 2014


CAMBRIDGE, Md. (BP) -- A typical Sunday for Jose Nater looks anything but typical. As church planter and pastor of not one, not two, but three Spanish-language church plants on the eastern shore of Maryland, Nater and his family spend their Sundays on the road.

The mornings begin early in Cambridge, Md., as Nater, along with his wife, Myra, teaches Sunday School classes, prepares music for praise and worship and leads the morning's service at First Hispanic Baptist Church of Cambridge. Read More

BSA closer to gay leadership, Easley says
ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- The Walt Disney Company is playing into the hands of Boy Scouts of America by cutting donations to BSA, giving the Scouts greater public leverage to accept gay leaders, Atlanta area pastor Ernest Easley said today (March 7). Read More
ERLC: Criminalizing homosexuals unjust
"Not everything that is sinful should be a crime."
-– Russell D. Moore and Andrew Walker
WASHINGTON (BP) -- A government that criminalizes homosexual behavior "has overstepped its bounds drastically and unjustly," say two leading Southern Baptist ethicists. Read More
Green family Bible museum closer to opening
WASHINGTON (BP) -- A yet-to-be-named Bible museum owned by Hobby Lobby's Green family moved one step closer to its anticipated 2017 opening in Washington, D.C., with the hiring of two top-level management executives. Read More
Missionary loses ALS battle, dies at 43
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (BP) -- Mary Harper* didn't want to fight anymore. For months, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) had gradually robbed her body of muscle and strength. She resisted with exercise, dietary supplements and prayer. Read More
Nye debate, 'Noah' film fuel ark project
PETERSBURG, Ky. (BP) -- A successful bond offering allowing construction to begin in May on a full-scale replica of Noah's ark can be tied to publicity generated by a creationism debate with Bill Nye "The Science Guy" and by Paramount's film "Noah," Answers in Genesis CEO Ken Ham said. Read More
Abusive content overshadowed Oscar talent
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- The razzle-dazzle 86th Academy Awards ceremony naming "12 Years a Slave" the best film of the year, paraded before viewers a list of movies with abusive content. Read More

First Person
Roger S. Oldham
CALL TO PRAYER: The Ukrainian crisis
Roger S. Oldham, vice president for convention communications and relations with the SBC Executive Committee, writes about how Christians can pray for the people in Ukraine.
Kelly Boggs
FIRST-PERSON: Alamo courage
Weekly columnist Kelly Boggs writes about the courage of those who fought for the Alamo. He contends Christian leaders need that type of courage today.
Michael A. Gonzales
EDITORIAL: El Mensaje de la Cruz
Cuando hablamos de la cruz, estamos hablando de un mensaje de salvación. Cristo vino a este mundo a salvar a los pecadores. Y vemos que la salvación realmente empezó en la cruz. ...



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