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Friday, January 16, 2015

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  • How Southern Baptists became pro-life

    by David Roach, posted Friday, January 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In 1979, Larry Lewis picked up a copy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and saw a full-page ad listing the Southern Baptist Convention among denominations that affirmed the right to abortion.

    "Right there beside the Unitarians and universalists was the Southern Baptist Convention," Lewis, a St. Louis pastor who went on to become president of the Home Mission Board (now the North American Mission Board), told Baptist Press. "... That bothered me a lot." Read More

  • ANALYSIS: Does Scripture address abortion?

    by David Roach, posted Friday, January 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The claim of some pro-choice groups that Scripture does not address abortion would have surprised both Jews and Christians living in the first century. That's because they were virtually unanimous that the Bible implicitly -- though clearly -- prohibited the killing of unborn children. Read More

  • Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, January 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will not wait any longer to rule on same-sex marriage.

    The high court announced Friday afternoon (Jan. 16) that it would review an appeals court decision on the issue. The announcement came after a private conference among the justices the same day. Read More

  • Ivorian worldview meshes culture, traditional tribal religions

    by Elaine Gaston, posted Friday, January 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (BP) -- International Mission Board missionary Heather McAfee told a story about a woman who came to her for prayer. The woman was worried about a snake in her house. McAfee asked if the snake was poisonous. "No," the woman answered. McAfee asked if it was still in the house. "No," the woman repeated. McAfee didn't understand exactly what the problem was until later when an Ivorian friend explained that a snake in the house represents "serious evil." The woman feared someone had cursed her. Read More

  • King's vision embraced by Ala. church

    by David Roach, posted Friday, January 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- An Alabama church whose pastor was criticized 52 years ago by Martin Luther King Jr. for contributing to the "silent -- and often vocal -- sanction" of racial segregation says today it has come to embrace the civil rights pioneer's vision for Christian fellowship among people of all races. Read More

  • Supporters rally for fired Atlanta fire chief

    by Staff, posted Friday, January 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    ATLANTA (BP) -- Some 600 people gathered at the Georgia Capitol Jan. 13 to support terminated Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran and ask elected officials to preserve religious liberty.

    Following the rally, demonstrators delivered 40,000 petitions to Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed requesting Cochran's reinstatement. Reed fired Cochran Jan. 6 following his publication of a book that calls homosexual behavior immoral. Read More

  • LifeWay moves forward with possible property sale

    by Carol Pipes, posted Friday, January 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Based on the positive results of a feasibility study, LifeWay Christian Resources is moving forward with the possible sale of its Nashville property.

    Five months ago, LifeWay announced a preliminary study of the feasibility of selling the ministry's 14.5-acre campus in downtown Nashville that would allow the organization to relocate to facilities better suited to LifeWay's future. Read More

  • CALL TO PRAYER: Promote, protect, support life

    by Roger S. Oldham, posted Friday, January 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    As Southern Baptists mark Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, Roger S. "Sing" Oldham calls us to pray for the many among us who promote, protect and support the lives of children. Read More

  • Abortion wanes as sanctity ceremonies resume

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, January 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The number and rate of abortions continue to decline as America again reaches the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the sanctity of human life observances that mark the ruling. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Mensajeros de paz y reconciliación

    by Octavio Javier Esqueda, posted Friday, January 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Las noticias a nuestro alrededor pueden ser bastante desalentadoras. Por alguna razón las noticias que se publican y tienen promoción tienden a ser las negativas y las que reflejan algún conflicto social. Read More

  • La Santidad de la Vida: Familia bendecida a través de la adopción

    Por Jessica Vanderpool, Arkansas Baptist News, posted Friday, January 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    DUMAS, Ark. (BP) -- Aquellos que conocen a Haylee Kirtley probablemente la describirían como una locuaz y dulce niña de 6 años con un gran corazón. Es aplicada en la escuela, disfruta jugando futbol, y como a muchas niñas de su dad, le encanta Elsa de la película "Frozen."

    Y para sus padres, ella es un regalo de Dios -- un regalo por el que esperaron largo tiempo. Read More

  • Sondeo: El Programa Cooperativo se gana la confianza de los pastores

    Por Roger S. Oldham, posted Friday, January 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Los pastores bautistas del sur apoyan fuertemente al Programa Cooperativo, según un estudio comisionado por el Comité Ejecutivo de la Convención Bautista del Sur y publicado en la edición de Invierno 2014/2015 de SBC LIFE.

    El sondeo muestra el continuo aumento de la confianza entre los pastores en que el Programa Cooperativo apoya los ministerios y misiones que son valiosos para sus iglesias -- subiendo del 73 por ciento en un sondeo del 2012 al 81 por ciento en el sondeo actual, donde se hicieron las mismas preguntas a los pastores. Read More

  • Despido del jefe de bomberos es llamado 'intolerancia'

    Por David Roach, posted Friday, January 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    ATLANTA (BP) -- Los bautistas del sur han respaldado al despedido jefe de bomberos de Atlanta, Kelvin Cochran llamando su despido un ejemplo de la intolerancia hacia los cristianos que expresan una postura bíblica de la moralidad sexual.

    El alcalde de Atlanta, Kasim Reed despidió a Cochran el 6 de enero luego de una investigación al libro de Cochran "¿Quién te dijo que estás desnudo?" que llama inmoral el comportamiento homosexual. Read More

  • 13 cosas que las personas con mentalidad misionera hacen de forma diferente

    Por Susie Rain, posted Friday, January 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    SOUTHEAST ASIA (BP) -- ¿Quiénes son las personas con mentalidad misionera? ¿Cómo ven el mundo? Aunque pueden encontrarse en su iglesia, lugar de trabajo o entrenado un equipo, ¿qué hacen diferente las personas con mentalidad misionera?

    Los misioneros de la Junta de Misiones Internacionales de todas partes de mundo ayudaron a compilar una lista de 13 cosas que caracterizan a las personas con mentalidad misionera: Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Mensajeros de paz y reconciliación

    Por Octavio Javier Esqueda, posted Friday, January 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    LA MIRADA, Calif. (BP) -- Las noticias a nuestro alrededor pueden ser bastante desalentadoras. Por alguna razón las noticias que se publican y tienen promoción tienden a ser las negativas y las que reflejan algún conflicto social. Read More