Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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  • Displaced Nigerians 'not alone,' Bapt. exec says

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    IBADAN, Nigeria (BP) -- Nominal Christianity fueled by a lack of discipleship is a major obstacle in standing against Boko Haram's persecution of believers in Nigeria, a leader of more than 10 million Baptists in Africa told Baptist Press.

    Yet, Baptists in Nigeria still manage to teach the Gospel at refugee camps and other locations where 1.5 million have been displaced by Boko Haram violence, said Durosinjesu Ayanrinola, general secretary of the All Africa Baptist Fellowship of 62 unions and conventions from 33 African countries. Read More

  • Key Bapt. leaders to speak at MBTS symposium

    by Staff/MBTS, posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (2 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- A collection of key Southern Baptist leaders that includes Frank S. Page, Ronnie Floyd, Paige Patterson, Thom S. Rainer, R. Albert Mohler Jr. and David Dockery is slated to speak at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's Sept. 28-29 symposium, "The SBC and the 21st Century: Reflection, Renewal & Recommitment." Read More

  • Abortion advocates stymie anti-trafficking proposal

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (2 years ago)

    "Stopping human trafficking is too important a priority to be held hostage by the abortion lobby's culture-warring."

    -- Russell Moore

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Legislation to bolster efforts to combat human trafficking has fallen victim to abortion rights advocates in the U.S. Senate.

    The Democratic minority defeated an effort to bring an anti-trafficking bill to the Senate floor Tuesday (March 17) because of its opposition to language barring federal funds for abortion. The Senate twice voted 55-43 to invoke cloture, as it is known, which would directly open debate on the floor for action on the legislation. Read More

  • Bapt. college 'ground zero' in gay marriage debate

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid continued objections to American Baptist College's invitation of same-sex marriage advocates to speak on campus, concerns have been raised that the historically black institution may be violating the governance structure established by its legal charter. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: Make 2015 'year of efficiency'

    by Timothy E. Head, posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (2 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- GuideStone Financial Resources President O.S. Hawkins told trustees during their meeting in Dallas that the organization is challenging its employees to make 2015 a "year of efficiency." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Boost up for follow-up

    by Diana Davis, posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Newcomers want relationships, Diana Davis writes, relaying ideas for follow-up with first-time guests. "Newcomers want to hear what you love about your church. They desire relationships," she notes. "And relationships provide evangelistic opportunities." Read More