• TRUSTEES: Moore notes ERLC's Gospel focus

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, September 19, 2014 (2 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The mission of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission in the last year has been to help churches be Gospel-focused, Russell D. Moore told trustees during their Sept. 16-17 annual meeting in Nashville.

    The ERLC has sought "to equip churches to be able to think in terms of the Gospel and to think in terms of a Gospel that does not simply believe but a Gospel that works itself out, as the apostle Paul says, in love," Moore said. Read More

  • Three years later, hearts still healing in Japan

    by Caroline Anderson, posted Friday, September 19, 2014 (2 days ago)

    BGR photo
    KAMAISHI, Japan (BP) -- After Japan's triple disaster -- the 2011 tsunami, earthquake and nuclear plant meltdown -- building new buildings was easy compared to the haunting issues that still simmer in many people's hearts and minds three years later.

    Lingering remnants of the disaster are the images of the dead and dying, guilt over not stopping to help those in need, isolation and loneliness from the loss of community and trauma. Read More

  • Healing in Egypt begins with forgiveness

    by William Bagsby, posted Friday, September 19, 2014 (2 days ago)

    Photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy/Flickr. Used with permission.
    CAIRO (BP) -- A year after more than 85 churches and Christian institutions across Egypt were destroyed and burned, and three years after the country's longest serving president stepped down in the wake of nationwide protests, Christian workers there are finding an openness rarely experienced before.

    Some workers noted that forgiveness -- along with persistence in sharing the Gospel -- shown by local Christians toward Muslims has played a large role in the change. Read More

  • AT THE MOVIES: 'Believe Me' spotlights worship

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Friday, September 19, 2014 (3 days ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- I'm old enough to remember when people dressed up to go to a movie, take a flight and especially, go to church. At that time, congregations sang from hymnals rather than giant monitors. Read More