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Thursday, January 21, 2016

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  • To love, not fear refugees focus of GC2 summit

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, January 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Jenn Ranter
    NAPIERVILLE, Ill. (BP) -- Southern Baptist leaders were among about 550 evangelicals from a diversity of denominations at a summit on Wednesday (Jan. 20) to pinpoint concrete ways Christians can spread the love of Christ at home and abroad amid a global crisis of 60 million refugees.

    The Great Commandment, Great Commission Summit (GC2)convened 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Community Christian Church in Napierville, Ill., moved weeks ago from its original location of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism (BGCE) at Wheaton College in Chicago to facilitate the large number of registrants. Read More

  • IMB discusses communications strategy

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, January 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The International Mission Board will continue its longstanding practice of relying heavily on its overseas communications teams for missionary news stories, photos and videos following the closure of its Richmond Communications Center, a board spokeswoman told Baptist journalists on a Jan. 20 conference call. Read More

  • Defend the Faith underscores privilege & duty

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Thursday, January 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Marilyn Stewart
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- The need for Christian apologetics -- the clearing of obstacles to faith -- has never been greater, attendees were told throughout the annual Defend the Faith conference, Jan. 4-8, at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

    "Every age presents unique challenges to the Christian faith," said Defend the Faith director Rhyne Putman, NOBTS assistant professor of theology and culture. "We face moral shifts in our culture, religious pluralism, other competing worldviews and assaults on religious liberty." Read More

  • 2016 SBC Pastors' Conference: 'Live this!'

    by Bonnie Pritchett/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Thursday, January 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- John Meador believes some pastors -- and subsequently their congregations -- have departed from the 2 Timothy 4:5-6 mandate, developing a "come and see" method for sharing the Gospel instead of "go and tell." Read More

  • MOVIES: 'The Principle' and the significance of life

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Thursday, January 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- A documentary titled "The Principle" has inflamed the scientific community as it ultimately sides with the Christian worldview that in the beginning, God created all. Yay for us. But there could be a problem.

    In the words of Rick Delano, the documentary's writer/producer: "The Principle brings to light astonishing new scientific observations challenging the Copernican principle, the foundational assumption underlying the modern scientific worldview. The idea that the Earth occupies no special or favored position in the cosmos has launched the last two scientific revolutions -- the Copernican Revolution and Relativity -- and, as Lawrence Krauss has said, we could be on the verge of a third, with 'Copernicus coming back to haunt us.' Interviews with leading cosmologists are interspersed with the views of dissidents and mavericks, bringing into sharp focus the challenges and implications not only for cosmology, but for our cultural and religious view of reality." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Picking a president

    by Jim Richards, posted Thursday, January 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    In casting a ballot in this year's presidential election, be informed, be convictional, be a patriot and be a witness, Jim Richards, executive director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, writes. Read More