Baptist Press Archive

Monday, February 27, 2017

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  • ANALYSIS: Reaching the remote in the Amazon jungle

    by Roy McCormick , posted Monday, February 27, 2017 (one year ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Although we sometimes lament the digital age, truth be told, it's nice to be so connected. Most of us can't remember the last time we were out of contact without a phone, a computer or even a GPS-enabled car to get us out of trouble. Everyone, everywhere on the planet seems accessible, but that's not the case.

    There are still remote, uncontacted places in the world where the Gospel has not yet been declared. Read More

  • Mont. Senate passes novel late-term abortion rules

    by Bob Brown/WORLD News Service , posted Monday, February 27, 2017 (one year ago)

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    HELENA, Mont. (BP) -- The Montana state Senate has passed a bill requiring abortionists to try to save babies born at 24 weeks of gestation and older. Even if the Republican-controlled House passes Senate Bill 282, the bill still faces an uncertain future. The Senate voted 32–18 in favor of the bill, just shy of a two-thirds majority needed to override a likely veto from pro-abortion Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock.

    Montana law currently prohibits late-term abortions except to save the mother's life. But SB 282 would require the abortionist, even in that rare case, to induce labor ... Read More

  • Frank Page's witness fruitful after 35 years

    by Katie Coleman, posted Monday, February 27, 2017 (one year ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Engaging in door-to-door evangelism earlier this year, two seminary students came across a house they almost overlooked because of its obscurity. When they knocked on the door, Jackie, a man with a unique connection to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, answered the door.

    When master of divinity students Sharon Ngai and Christian Stringer told Jackie they were from Southwestern, Jackie informed them that he had given his life to Christ more than 35 years ago as a result of Southwestern students doing door-to-door ... Read More

  • 'The Shack' film stirs debate as did preceding book

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, February 27, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A fictional and emotionally destroyed Mack Phillips answers a mysterious invitation to a remote, isolated cabin. There he finds a trinity of fatherly love in a woman named "Papa" whose cohorts teach Phillips forgiveness and the faith to run on water -- literally.

    It's the synopsis of the movie "The Shack," based on William Paul Young's New York Times bestseller and award-winning book by the same title, that some described as a biblically sound parable. And as with the 2007 controversial book that sold more than 20 million copies, others are criticizing the movie as a farce that serves to ... Read More

  • OSCARS: 'Excessive,' 'overdose of snarky humor'

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Monday, February 27, 2017 (one year ago)

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    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- Despite the $200,000 gift bags each major Oscar contestant would receive and the gastronomic delight that would later be served up by Wolfgang Puck, there were some awfully grim faces on the Dolby Theater stage throughout last night's Oscar telecast.

    In addition to Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announcing the wrong film as Best Picture, dark clouds seemed to form each time President Trump's agendas were mentioned. And they came up a lot. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Why I practice cold-call evangelism

    by Brandon Kiesling, posted Monday, February 27, 2017 (one year ago)

    In going house to house and knocking on doors to share the Gospel, Brandon Kiesling acknowledges "I get turned away more than I get the opportunity to lead people to faith in Jesus Christ. However, I have also seen a number of people turn to Jesus and get folded into a local church." Read More