Baptist Press Archive

Monday, February 06, 2017

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  • FIRST-PERSON: Too close to care?

    by Diana Davis, posted Monday, February 06, 2017 (2 years ago)

    "Is it possible for someone to live within walking distance but never be influenced by your church?" Diana Davis asks, relaying ideas for making a plan to reach your nearby mission fields. Read More

  • 'Grace-filled' Warner selected to Hall of Fame

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Monday, February 06, 2017 (2 years ago)

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    HOUSTON (BP) -- After coming up short in his first two years of eligibility, Kurt Warner is finally a Pro Football Hall of Famer.

    The former NFL quarterback, often known for being outspoken about his Christian faith, was picked for the honor on Saturday by the 48-member selection committee. He was selected along with LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis, Morten Andersen, Jason Taylor, Jerry Jones and Kenny Easley. Warner won two MVP awards during his NFL career, played in three Super Bowls and was the Super Bowl MVP in 2000. Read More

  • The Deaf -- how God changed my misconceptions

    by Dorina O'Nan, posted Monday, February 06, 2017 (2 years ago)

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    SOUTHEAST ASIA (BP) -- The Thais sat in my living room -- immune to the hot air and ignoring the massive mosquitoes dancing about the room -- as they fixed their eyes on the Deaf man standing before them.

    They smiled as he acted out the scene of Moses at the burning bush. By turning his body, making small changes in his facial expressions and looking up or down, he became Moses and God in turn. His audience was captivated by the story.

    When he paraphrased what Moses said to the Lord, the Thais laughed in the ... Read More

  • Baptisms, outreach to military, draw church's focus

    by Brian Blackwell/Baptist Message , posted Monday, February 06, 2017 (2 years ago)

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    LEESVILLE, La. (BP) -- Sherry Slaydon gave her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren a priceless gift -- the opportunity to celebrate her new life in Christ by being present at her baptism.

    "I pray watching their grandma proclaim her love for God was an inspiration to them," said Slaydon of her baptism that took place at East Leesville Baptist Church in Louisiana shortly before Christmas this past December. "I had people tell me I had a glow afterward … words can't describe the feeling." Read More

  • Falwell: Reducing regulations on higher ed a priority

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, February 06, 2017 (2 years ago)

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (BP) -- Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. would advocate for deregulation as the leader of two federal task forces on higher education for President Donald Trump, Falwell told The Chronicle of Higher Education.

    While Trump has not officially announced the task forces, Falwell said the president extended the offer in November 2016 after he (Falwell) declined to serve as U.S. secretary of education, according to The Chronicle. He plans to discuss his leadership of the task forces with Trump Feb. 8, he told the Lynchburg News and ... Read More

  • Trump immigration order sparks biblical analysis

    by David Roach, posted Monday, February 06, 2017 (2 years ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- With President Trump's travel ban from seven predominately-Muslim countries on hold at least temporarily, some Christians are evaluating biblical teaching on immigration and refugees.

    On one side of the debate, the National Association of Evangelicals' World Relief arm is helping to draft a letter signed by hundreds of pastors asking Trump to rethink the travel ban. Other Christians have emphasized the need for stringent border security along with compassion toward immigrants and refugees. Read More