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Friday, February 05, 2016

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  • Carolina Panther finds identity outside spotlight

    by Shawn Hendricks, posted Friday, February 05, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Shawn Hendricks/BP
    SAN FRANCISCO (BP) -- It's safe to say Carolina Panther J.J. Jansen won't make headlines if his team wins the Super Bowl this weekend.

    He's in the starting lineup and he will touch the football every time he's on the field. But when the game is over and the confetti settles on the field for the Panthers or Broncos, the only way most people who watch the game will know who Jansen is will be if he makes a mistake. So goes the life of a long snapper in the National Football League. Read More

  • Bay area's big need for new churches

    by Tobin Perry, posted Friday, February 05, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo courtesy Brett Butler
    FRESNO, Calif. (BP) -- As the nation prepares for the first Super Bowl in the Bay Area in nearly three decades, Southern Baptists will turn their eyes to a changing mission field -- but one with a consistent need for new churches.

    "Things are booming economically in the Bay Area," said Rich Johnstone, the North American Mission Board's (NAMB) Send North America city missionary for San Francisco. "At the same time, there's not a corresponding boom spiritually -- just yet. However, we are starting to see some momentum." Read More

  • LifeWay celebrates Thom Rainer's 10th anniversary

    by Aaron Earls, posted Friday, February 05, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Kent Harville
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In a special chapel service on Wednesday (Feb, 3), LifeWay Christian Resources recognized Thom S. Rainer for 10 years of service as president and CEO.

    Rainer was praised for his commitment to Christ and his family, as well as leadership during tumultuous cultural and business changes.

    Gary Richardson, LifeWay Board of Trustees chairman, spoke of Rainer as a selfless, transparent and courageous leader. Before presenting Rainer with a gift, he relayed a fellow ... Read More

  • Campus outreach in 'emerging regions': 'less is more'

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Friday, February 05, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by The Salt Company
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Collegiate ministry groups outside the South are as unique and diverse as regions in which they are located.

    When the Emerging Regions State Collegiate Leaders working group met at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, the 25 participants traveled from places like Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and West Virginia as well as Canada. Read More

  • Michigan campus team grateful for core group of 11

    by Alex Sibley, posted Friday, February 05, 2016 (2 years ago)

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (BP) -- When Brett Luker joined Christian Challenge's three-person pastoral team at Michigan State University, its outreach among dorm residents was at a crossroads.

    Although 30 international students were connecting to the Baptist student ministry, all of the American students had graduated.

    So, Luker was tasked with restarting the component of Christian Challenge's dorm-based Read More

  • Indonesia's religions and the 'Gospel truth'

    by Elaine Gaston, posted Friday, February 05, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    INDONESIA (BP) -- Indonesians must declare which of the seven state-sanctioned religions they follow, but there appears to be a big difference between what they say and what they do.

    While more Muslims live in Indonesia than in any other country in the world, it isn't an Islamic state. Its 1945 constitution guarantees freedom of religion; however, Indonesians are required to declare which one of the state-recognized religions they follow so that it can be stated on their national ID card. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: A tale of 2 fathers

    by Bob Stith, posted Friday, February 05, 2016 (2 years ago)

    For parents with a child who has turned to a gay lifestyle, gender issues specialist Bob Stith advises, "Don't demonstrate a compassion that would ultimately put your loved one in conflict with God's Word and, whatever you do, don't turn your back on your child." Read More

  • SÚPER TAZÓN: Broncos y Panteras hablan sobre deportividad y la fe

    Por Shawn Hendricks, posted Friday, February 05, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Foto por Shawn Hendricks
    SAN FRANCISCO (BP) -- Aunque los balones desinflados no dominan los titulares del súper tazón de este año, la Liga Nacional de Fútbol Americano aun así tuvo su parte en los llamados a la conducta antideportiva, las contusiones y las alegaciones de dopaje esta temporada. Sin embargo, las reglas sí importan y aquellos que no las siguen deben pagar las consecuencias, dicen los jugadores.

    Miembros del equipo de los Broncos de Denver y de las Panteras de Carolina han expresado la importancia de la deportividad y de su fe cristiana durante la noche de apertura del Súper Tazón 50 con los medios en el Centro SAP en San Jose, California, el 1º de febrero. Read More

  • En prisión con su hija, madre clama a Dios

    Por Kayla Rinker, posted Friday, February 05, 2016 (2 years ago)

    SPRINGFIELD, Missouri (BP) -- Sandy Harrell había estado en prisión durante algunos meses cuando un guarda le dijo que su hija Casey estaría ahí pronto.

    Y no solamente como visita.

    La hija menor de Sandy estaba a punto de unirse a ella en el Centro Correccional Chillicothe de Missouri. Read More

  • Grupo de trabajo de prisión refleja resolución de CBS

    Por David Roach, posted Friday, February 05, 2016 (2 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Las recomendaciones de un grupo de trabajo bipartidista del Congreso de reducir la población carcelaria federal han atraído elogios de algunos evangélicos y se asemejan en algunos puntos a las recomendaciones de la Convención Bautista del Sur 2013 sobre "la creciente población carcelaria en EE.UU."

    Entre las recomendaciones del Grupo de Trabajo Charles Colson acerca de las Penitenciarias Federales estuvieron la eliminación de sentencias mínimas obligatorias por algunos delitos no violentos de drogas y posesión de armas; la implementación del programa Segundo Vistazo para permitir la liberación temprana de algunos presos que han cumplido por lo menos 15 años; y la provisión de programas adicionales con base religiosa en prisiones federales. Read More

  • Carolina del Norte separa $500,000 para los misioneros de la JMI que están jubilándose

    Por K. Allan Blume/North Carolina Biblical Recorder, posted Friday, February 05, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    CARY, C.N. (BP) -- El Comité Ejecutivo de la Convención Estatal Bautista de Carolina del Norte aprobó una recomendación el 26 de enero para separar un fondo de reserva de $500,000 para emplearlos en los jubilados de la Junta de Misiones Internacionales (IMB, por sus siglas en inglés) que regresen a Carolina del Norte.

    El director ejecutivo y tesorero Milton Hollifield Jr., dijo, "Esta reserva proveerá fondos adicionales para los esfuerzos estratégicos que impacten la perdición espiritual a través de hacer discípulos… así como capitalizar la experiencia de los misioneros de la JMI que estarán regresando a los Estados Unidos." Read More

  • EDITORIAL: ¿A quién justifica Dios?

    Por Peter Citelli, posted Friday, February 05, 2016 (2 years ago)

    "No he venido a llamar a justos, sino a pecadores al arrepentimiento" Lucas 5:32 (RVR1960).

    El propósito de la primera venida del Señor, fue el llamar a los que sabían que por causa de su condición espiritual (i.e. su incapacidad de cumplir la ley de Dios a la perfección) no entrarían al reino de Dios. ... Read More