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Thursday, February 18, 2016

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  • Luter, on race relations, sees church as unifier

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Thursday, February 18, 2016 (3 years ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Race relations issues have not improved since the election of the first African American U.S. president, but the church can lead in modeling reconciliation, said Fred Luter Jr., immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the first African American to hold the position. Read More

  • Most Americans unfazed by Planned Parenthood videos

    by Bob Smietana, posted Thursday, February 18, 2016 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "What videos?" seems to be the reaction of most Americans to the series of undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood over the past six months, according to a new LifeWay Research survey.

    The videos made national headlines, provoked outrage in Congress and prompted investigations in about a dozen states. In showing undercover activists from the Center for Medical Progress discussing with Planned Parenthood officials possible payments for donated fetal remains, CMP contends the videos show Planned Parenthood illegally selling fetal remains. Planned Parenthood denies the claim. Read More

  • Trump receives 'tough questions' on social issues

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, February 18, 2016 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has received an open letter from Focus on the Family's CitizenLink network asking him to clarify what CitizenLink's president called a "contradictory record" on abortion and religious freedom among other social issues. Read More

  • Church's 500 volunteers make community-wide impact

    by Barbara Denman/Florida Baptist Convention, posted Thursday, February 18, 2016 (3 years ago)

    SARASOTA, Fla. (BP) -- Wearing bright blue T-shirts proclaiming "I love Sarasota," nearly 500 members of Sarasota Baptist Church -- from children to octogenarians -- fanned out across the area to show the love of Christ during the first week of February.

    "We challenged our people to take a one-week mission trip to Sarasota," pastor Mike Landry said. "We are on mission to our community, and to just love on our city." Read More

  • Riding a Harley & the mission of God

    by Tim Yarbrough/Arkansas Baptist News, posted Thursday, February 18, 2016 (3 years ago)

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP) -- I ran across a Twitter post by a motorcyclist the other day reminding fellow bikers to always stop when they see one of their own broken down on the side of the road.

    The comment got me to thinking about things I've learned riding my Harley-Davidson Road King along the highways and byways of our state, including the Pastor/Staff Motorcycle Ride sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention and the Arkansas Baptist News last summer. About 25 of us participated, including Sonny Tucker, the convention's executive director. Read More

  • Bible Study: Feb. 21, 2016

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, February 18, 2016 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- 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: When tears arrive

    by Diana Davis, posted Thursday, February 18, 2016 (3 years ago)

    Diana Davis relays ideas for ministry when death comes to a member of your church or an unchurched friend. Acts of compassion, she writes, "can remind the bereaved of God's love for them." Read More