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DR leaders mark 50 years of ministry, eye futureDENTON, 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 recountedNASHVILLE (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 advocatesWASHINGTON (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"We stand together in support of his appointment and pray for a quick confirmation process."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.
-- Russell Moore
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 battleHOUSTON (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