Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

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  • DR leaders mark 50 years of ministry, eye future

    by Tobin Perry, posted Wednesday, February 01, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Jane Rodgers/Southern Baptist TEXAN
    DENTON, Texas (BP) -- Southern Baptist Disaster Relief leaders throughout North America met for their annual "Round Table" meeting and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of SBDR.

    Representatives from nearly all the state Baptist conventions participated in the Jan. 23-27 event at Camp Copass in Denton, Texas. Portions of the week focused on celebrating five decades of ministry efforts, looking at the present state of the ministry and preparing for the future. Read More

  • Reformers' pro-life views recounted

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, February 01, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- With pro-life rallies and events making headlines in the past few days, ethicists and historians have issued a reminder that the pro-life ethic has deep historical roots, including advocacy by the 16th-century Protestant Reformers.

    Reformation leaders John Calvin and Martin Bucer both condemned willful termination of a pregnancy directly while Martin Luther addressed the dignity of unborn children and the glory of childbearing. Anabaptists likewise dignified unborn life.

    Reformation leaders John Calvin and Martin Bucer both condemned willful termination of a pregnancy directly while Martin Luther addressed the dignity of unborn children and the glory of childbearing. Anabaptists likewise dignified unborn life. Read More

  • Gorsuch nomination lauded by life, liberty advocates

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, February 01, 2017 (one year ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Religious liberty and pro-life advocates warmly welcomed President Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court as the Senate prepares for what is expected to be a hard-fought confirmation battle.

    Trump announced his selection of Gorsuch, 49, a federal appeals court judge, during prime-time television Tuesday evening (Jan. 31) to fill the seat created by the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia last February. Read More

  • ERLC-organized coalition endorses Gorsuch for confirmation

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, February 01, 2017 (one year ago)

    "We stand together in support of his appointment and pray for a quick confirmation process."

    -- Russell Moore

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- More than 50 Southern Baptist and other evangelical leaders have endorsed the confirmation of new Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in a letter sponsored by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

    The Southern Baptist Convention entity released the letter Wednesday (Feb. 1), a day after President Trump announced his nomination of Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge the last 10 years. If confirmed, Gorsuch would fill the seat on the nine-person high court left vacant by the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia last February. Read More

  • Patriots' Solder shares lessons from son's cancer battle

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Wednesday, February 01, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Tim Ellsworth
    HOUSTON (BP) -- Nate Solder remembers the most painful car ride of his life. It took place after a radiologist had first looked at scans from Solder's 3-month-old son Hudson.

    "They directed us to the children's hospital, and they didn't give us a whole lot of direction of what that meant," said Solder, a tackle for the New England Patriots. "So we're driving Hudson to the hospital, and he's laughing and being playful in his car seat as we're driving, and my wife and I cried the entire way. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Sharpened

    by Susie Hawkins, posted Wednesday, February 01, 2017 (one year ago)

    Life is "generally shaped in our daily interaction with others," Susie Hawkins writes, "not just upon hearing great sermons or Bible studies. It's often the thousands of smaller moments that sharpen us in profound ways." Read More