Baptist Press Archive

Friday, February 03, 2017

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  • EDITORIAL: ¿Qué es la Providencia de Dios?

    by Por Peter Citelli, posted Friday, February 03, 2017 (one year ago)

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (BP) -- 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.

    De manera que Providencia significa no solo que Dios tiene una visión previa de las cosas, sino que Dios las provisiona, las supervisa y las cuida con una determinación anticipada. Read More

  • Super Bowl: Players address battle with pride

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Friday, February 03, 2017 (one year ago)

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    HOUSTON (BP) -- They work at a job where millions of people watch them. They are cheered, admired, lauded and pampered. People recognize them, hound them for autographs and care what they have to say.

    Welcome to life in the NFL -- or in any professional sport, for that matter -- where the very nature of the job can easily lend itself to pride or arrogance for those who aren't careful.

    For Christian athletes, pride can be a serious temptation and a nemesis that has to be fought. Read More

  • Gender-inclusive terms extended to God, mothers-to-be

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, February 03, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A growing number of institutions appear to be recommending the use of gender-inclusive language, this time extending non-gendered terms to God and expectant mothers.

    Divinity schools at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and Duke University in Durham, N.C., in 2016-2017 course catalogues encourage non-gendered language in reference to God. The guidelines are addressed to students, faculty and administrators. Read More

  • Congress proposes Johnson Amendment overhaul

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, February 03, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Members of Congress have introduced legislation to enable churches and other non-profit organizations to endorse candidates or otherwise participate in political campaigns without fear of penalties from the Internal Revenue Service.

    The Free Speech Fairness Act -- introduced Feb. 1, the day before President Trump reiterated his intent to eliminate the so-called Johnson Amendment -- would free pastors, churches and other tax-exempt entities to intervene on behalf of or against candidates in an election campaign. The measure would still prohibit financial donations from such organizations to candidates or campaigns, a bill sponsor said. Read More

  • SBU expels two students in alleged off-campus crime

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, February 03, 2017 (one year ago)

    BOLIVAR, Mo. (BP) -- Southwest Baptist University (SBU) in Bolivar, Mo., has expelled two students allegedly involved in an assault at an off-campus group home unrelated to the university.

    Viavia Manuma, 24, was charged Feb. 1 with one count of child abuse and two counts of first-degree assault in the incident said to have occurred in July 2016 at Home Court Advantage Inc., a residential treatment facility for children, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Henry Epenesa, 21, was arrested Feb. 2 and charged with two counts of assault and one count of child abuse, The Missouri Pathway reported. Both men were SBU football players. Read More

  • Why not take kids on overseas mission trips?

    by Amy King, posted Friday, February 03, 2017 (one year ago)

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    DURHAM, N.C. (BP) -- We were celebrities and oddities in a rolling caravan. And by rolling, I mean with actual wheels -- a double stroller and several wheeled suitcases trailing my husband Steven and me as we careened through an Asian airport with our two boys, ages 3 and 1.

    In an American airport, perhaps we would have been a passing entertainment, avoided in security lines and processed with great pains. Yet in this Asian country, as I sweated my way through an immigration line, it was as if we had a golden ticket. Read More

  • MOVIES: Is Genesis scientific history?

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Friday, February 03, 2017 (one year ago)

    Phil Boatwright recommends the upcoming investigative documentary "Is Genesis History?" from Compass Cinema, an evidence-based argument for the historical and scientific reliability of the biblical book. Read More

  • La orden de veto migratorio de Trump causa una respuesta contradictoria

    Por David Roach, posted Friday, February 03, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Después de la orden ejecutiva del presidente Trump donde temporalmente limita la entrada al país de personas provenientes de las naciones con mayoría musulmana, los bautistas del sur reafirmaron su compromiso con la búsqueda de un balance entre la compasión y la seguridad nacional en cuanto a la política migratoria.

    Entre los líderes bautistas del sur que respondieron a la orden de Trump y a las protestas que le siguieron por todo el país, están Russell Moore, presidente de la Comisión de Ética y Libertad Religiosa; Frank S. Page, presidente del comité ejecutivo; y Bryant Wright, presidente anterior de la Convención Bautista del Sur. Read More