August 30, 2014


SALT LAKE CITY (BP)--The "Jesus Christ/Joseph Smith" DVD distributed across Utah and other parts of the country this spring was intended to be upsetting, the co-director of the DVD said.
"I was offended when I was told these same things when I was a Mormon," Randy Gavin said.
"The reverence I held for Joseph Smith kept me from taking a critical look at him," Gavin said. "If you're going to trust your salvation to something, you need to take a critical look at it."
      The DVD has elicited responses from within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in other religious circles. An LDS news release said the church has weathered similar attacks throughout its history and is not surprised that groups are trying to restrain its growth. Read More

Collegians flex passion for Mormon witness
SALT LAKE CITY (BP)--Talking to Mormons in Utah during spring break was frustrating at times and humbling, these collegians said, but it strengthened their walk with God. Read More
McKissic leads Holy Spirit conference
ARLINGTON, Texas (BP)--The theological and political debate within the Southern Baptist Convention about private prayer languages came to the fore April 27-29 at the "Baptist Conference on the Holy Spirit" at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas. Read More
Faith abounds at NASA worker's funeral
LEAGUE CITY, Texas (BP)--"Just tell them about David and tell them about Jesus." Read More
LIFE DIGEST: Okla. Senate falls short of override, but another vote set;
WASHINGTON (BP)--The Oklahoma Senate's effort to override a veto of a ban on state-funded, elective abortions fell just short, but Southern Baptists and other pro-lifers in the state are not giving up. Read More
3,000-plus churches embrace Acts 1:8
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--More than 3,000 Southern Baptist churches have registered commitments to develop an intentional and comprehensive missions strategy through the Acts 1:8 Challenge. Read More

First Person
Ken Connor
One small step for mankind
LEESBURG, Va. (BP)--Now that the dust has settled and we have had a chance to absorb the Supreme Court's recent decision in Gonzales v. Carhart, which upheld the facial constitutional validity of the national ban on partial-birth abortion, we can step back and assess the significance of the court's decision.
Frank Page
Pray for laborers
TAYLORS, S.C. (BP)--In the month of May, I will be privileged to speak at the graduation ceremonies of two seminaries and at least one college. Over the last eight months, I have spoken at all of our Southern Baptist seminaries in one format or another.



 © Copyright 2014 Baptist Press. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use.

Southern Baptist Convention