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Thursday, February 02, 2017

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  • Trump spotlights religious liberty at prayer breakfast

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, February 02, 2017 (2 years ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Trump administration "will do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty," President Donald Trump said today (Feb. 2) at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.

    Among steps he proposed to safeguard religious liberty was a promise to "get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment," a 1954 law that bars churches and other tax-exempt organizations from endorsing political candidates. The promise drew attention within hours from major media outlets and echoed statements Trump made during the 2016 presidential campaign. Read More

  • Prayer strategy augments church's missions focus

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Thursday, February 02, 2017 (2 years ago)

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    PEORIA, Ill. (BP) -- Pastor Joel Newton anticipates Woodland Baptist Church will grow closer to God with the congregation's new emphasis on prayer, adding to commitments to missions giving and going.

    During the Jan. 22 Sunday morning worship, the church embarked on its new "Choose 2 Prayer Partner Project."

    "Everything begins with prayer," Newton told Baptist Press. "Prayer was a priority for the New Testament church." Read More

  • Pig embryos with human cells deemed 'problematic'

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, February 02, 2017 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The first successful growth of human cells in a pig embryo has drawn mixed reviews from pro-life bioethicists.

    Biologists at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., announced Jan. 26 that they generated stem cells from human skin, then injected them into a pig embryo and allowed the embryo to grow four weeks in a sow's uterus. Read More

  • Nat'l CP 3.11% ahead of projection

    by Staff, posted Thursday, February 02, 2017 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 3.11 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection through the first four months of the convention's fiscal year, and are 1.48 percent below contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Frank S. Page. Read More

  • Falcon's injury fails to sour Super Bowl trip

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Thursday, February 02, 2017 (2 years ago)

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    HOUSTON (BP) -- The Atlanta Falcons squared off against the Green Bay Packers on Oct. 30 in what proved to be a preview of this year's NFC championship game. Atlanta tight end Jacob Tamme caught a 13-yard pass on the first drive of the game.

    "When I got tackled, a second guy hit me right as I went to the ground," Tamme said. "Twice in my career I've known that something bad had happened. The first time was [when] I broke my femur in high school. The second time was that one." Read More

  • Bible Study: Feb. 5, 2017

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, February 02, 2017 (2 years ago)

    This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Deacons, worthy of honor

    by Jason K. Allen, posted Thursday, February 02, 2017 (2 years ago)

    Deacons are to be men of character and service, Jason Allen writes, exhorting pastors to "make sure to honor those who serve well. As we do, may the Lord be pleased to call out a new generation of such laymen, qualified and equipped to serve their church." Read More

  • La Conferencia Hispana de Evangelismo enfatiza la preparación para Cosecha y estrategias de crecimiento

    Por Will Hall/Editor de Louisiana Baptist Message , posted Thursday, February 02, 2017 (2 years ago)

    RUSTON, La. (BP) -- Al hablarle a una multitud en la capilla de la Iglesia Temple Baptist, Ruston, La., el 21 de enero, el orador Mateo López animó a la audiencia de pastores y laicos a ser intencionales en prepararse para recoger una cosecha mediante el evangelismo, y, enfatizó volver a los "secretos" del crecimiento de la iglesia primitiva para expandir el evangelio al mundo.

    En referencia a 2 Timoteo 4:5, López, pastor, plantador de iglesias y maestro en el Centro de Educación Indígena en Veracruz, México, dijo que los creyentes deben ser serios acerca de "hacer el trabajo de evangelismo."

    Dijo que el énfasis de la vida comienza con "una transformación personal," y que ... Read More

  • Southeastern añade a Echevarría en el liderazgo hispano

    Por Harper McKay, posted Thursday, February 02, 2017 (2 years ago)

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    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Miguel Echavarría se ha unido al Seminario Teológico Bautista Southeastern (SEBTS por sus siglas en inglés) acá como el nuevo director de desarrollo de liderazgo hispano y profesor asistente de Nuevo Testamento y griego.

    Como parte del equipo de Iniciativas Teológicas Globales del Southeastern (GTI por sus siglas en inglés), Echavarría desarrollará aún más asociaciones en Latinoamérica donde el seminario invierte en la educación teológica de líderes, además de animar más a los hispanos en EE.UU. a ir en busca de una educación ... Read More

  • Registro para CBS 2017 Phoenix abre el 1 de febrero

    Por Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, February 02, 2017 (2 years ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- El registro abre el 1 de febrero para la reunión anual de la Convención Bautista del Sur a celebrarse el 13 y 14 de junio en el Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St. en Phoenix.

    El registro estará disponible las 24 horas del día en http://www.sbcannualmeeting.net/sbc17 para los mensajeros y los invitados.

    A través del registro de mensajeros en línea en la pestaña ... Read More

  • EDITORIAL: ¿Qué es la Providencia de Dios?

    Por Peter Citelli, posted Thursday, February 02, 2017 (2 years ago)

    La palabra Providencia viene del Latin "providere". Dicho vocablo latino no solo tiene el sentido de que Dios previamente conoce todas las cosas, sino que las provee, las prepara, las planea, y las arregla con conocimiento de antemano. Read More