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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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  • Members of 117 churches urged to 'rise up, build'

    by Brian Blackwell/Baptist Message, posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    BENTON, La. (BP) -- Nearly 700 members of the Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association's 117 churches came together to cry out to God to bring revival during the local fellowship's third annual "Call to Prayer."

    Hosted by Cypress Baptist Church, Benton, the Jan. 28 gathering brought together Christians of various ages and ethnicities to pray for law enforcement, the persecuted church, missionaries serving around the world, pastors and other church leaders. Read More

  • SBC 2018 Dallas registration opens Feb. 1

    by BP Staff, posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Registration opens Feb. 1 for the Southern Baptist Convention's 2018 annual meeting June 12-13 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

    Registration will be available around the clock at www.sbcannualmeeting.net for messengers and invited guests. The annual meeting is a private religious gathering open to registered messengers, invited guests of messengers, program participants and approved exhibitors. Read More

  • SUPER BOWL: Eagles coach embraces unique resume

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    ST. PAUL, Minn. (BP) -- Among the list of men who have coached in a Super Bowl, Frank Reich may have a resume that's unique.

    It's not the "former NFL quarterback" component that qualifies him for that distinction. It's the combination of "former NFL quarterback" and "former seminary president" that gives Reich, the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles, one of the most unusual paths to football's pinnacle.

    "I would think so," Reich, former president of Reformed Theological Seminary in ... Read More

  • Late-term abortion ban fails in Senate

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Senate rejected an effort to prohibit late-term abortions Monday (Jan. 29), assuring the United States would maintain for now one of the world's most radical policies on the procedure.

    Senators voted 51-46 to bring the Pain-capable Unborn Child Protection Act, S. 2311, to the floor but fell short of the 60 votes needed to invoke cloture, as it is known, and proceed to a roll call on passage. The bill would ban abortions on babies 20 weeks or more after fertilization based on scientific evidence that a child in the womb experiences pain by that point in gestation. Read More

  • SBC child care, children, youth reg. opens Feb. 1

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Registration opens Feb. 1 for preschool child care, Giant Cow Children's Ministries and Youth on Mission in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference June 10-11 and the SBC's June 12-13 annual meeting.

    Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) child care volunteers will care for preschoolers while Giant Cow Children's Ministries will lead the 5-12 year olds and Woman's Missionary Union will guide the Youth on Mission curricula and activities. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Let us be women

    by Katie McCoy, posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (8 months ago)

    Katie McCoy underscores the need for women grounded in theology to address misguided attempts in an increasingly hostile and broken world to conflate male-female equality with secular ideology. Read More