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Thursday, March 24, 2016

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  • Easter's enduring grip on a 12-year-old boy

    by Jim Burton, posted Thursday, March 24, 2016 (2 years ago)

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (BP) -- The Easter service drew a packed crowd, so when 12-year-old Steve Davis entered the auditorium, the only seat he found was at the side of the platform.

    The crowd didn't intimidate Davis; he was the first to respond to the invitation that morning to profess faith in Christ.

    A few minutes later, he was not alone on the front pew where he sat to fill out paperwork at First Baptist Church in Richmond, Ind. A favorite aunt and uncle also responded to the ... Read More

  • EASTER: The cross -- far more than jewelry

    by Anthony L. Jordan, posted Thursday, March 24, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- What would you think if people everywhere wore jewelry shaped or imprinted with an electric chair?

    Think of it -- beautiful and ornate jewelry made of gold or silver and adorned with diamonds or other precious stones. No, fine jewelry, beloved jewelry in the shape of an electric chair -- the symbol of death to murderers -- does not sound appealing at all.

    Yet over these 2,000 years, the cross -- the place of Roman execution for murderers and ... Read More

  • EASTER: What about Monday?

    by Waylan Owens, posted Thursday, March 24, 2016 (2 years ago)

    There is no separation from Easter Sunday and the following day, seminary dean Waylan Owens writes. The day after Easter, "nothing has changed," he notes. "Every moment of every day of every week of every year for you and for me is to be lived in Christ." Read More

  • MOVIES: 'God's Not Dead 2'

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Thursday, March 24, 2016 (2 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- "God's Not Dead 2," the sequel to the 2014 film about religious freedom of expression, reminds us that in an age when just about everything of a secular or sexual nature is freely discussed in the classroom, Jesus is not allowed to enter.

    The dramatic sequel from Pure Flix Entertainment concerns a high school teacher who finds herself in legal hot water merely for answering a student's question about Jesus.

    Containing a significant insight, God's Not Dead 2 (rated PG) has its main protagonist facing discrimination and oppression, sending the message that at some point we each may be ... Read More

  • Bible Study: March 27, 2016

    by staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, March 24, 2016 (2 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.

    This week's Bible study is adapted from the Explore the Bible curriculum.

    Bible Passage: Luke 24:1-12 Read More

  • David Crosby to be SBC president nominee

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, March 24, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Louisiana pastor David Crosby will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention, former SBC President Fred Luter announced today (March 24).

    "I have watched David the last 10 years here in New Orleans as he has taken the leadership of all the churches and pastors of our city in helping to rebuild New Orleans, which everybody knows was totally destroyed [in 2005] in Hurricane Katrina," Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, said in an interview, telling Baptist Press of his intention to nominate Crosby during the SBC annual meeting June 14-15 in St. Louis. Read More

  • Baptists, others await ruling on mandate accommodation

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, March 24, 2016 (2 years ago)

    "Religious liberty shouldn't be a partisan issue." -- Russell Moore
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptists now wait with a host of other religious adherents for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could decisively affect their ministries after justices questioned a federal contraceptive policy during oral arguments Wednesday (March 23).

    Lawyers for GuideStone Financial Resources, the Roman Catholic order known as the Little Sisters of the Poor and other ministries told the high court Wednesday an accommodation for religious nonprofits to the Obama administration's abortion/contraception mandate

    violates religious freedom rights by coercing complicity in providing potentially abortion- ... Read More

  • Comité de Mociones nombrado para CBS 2016

    Por Baptist Press, posted Thursday, March 24, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- El presidente de la Convención Bautista del Sur, Ronnie Floyd ha nombrado a los miembros del Comité de Mociones para la reunión anual de la Convención Bautista del Sur el 14 y 15 de junio en St. Louis.

    Floyd, pastor sénior de la Iglesia Cross en el noroeste de Arkansas, designó el comité de 10 miembros de acuerdo a la cláusula 20 de los estatutos de la CBS que dice que sus miembros deben ser nombrados por lo menos 75 días antes del inicio de la reunión anual. Read More

  • PASCUA DE RESURRECCIÓN: La cruz -- mucho más que joyería

    Por Anthony L. Jordan, posted Thursday, March 24, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- ¿Qué pensarían si la gente en todo lado usara joyería en forma de silla eléctrica?

    Piensen en eso -- hermosa y ornamentada joyería hecha de oro o plata y adornada con diamantes u otras piedras preciosas. No, joyería fina, joyería estimada en la forma de una silla eléctrica -- el símbolo de muerte para los asesinos -- no suena para nada atractivo.

    Sin embargo durante estos 2.000 años, la cruz -- el lugar romano de ejecución para ... Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Las Otras Heridas de Jesus

    Por Patrick Regalado Enríquez , posted Thursday, March 24, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- La semana Santa o Mayor como la conocemos en nuestro contexto Hispanoamericano, nos lleva a recordar y a reflexionar sobre la persona de Jesús. El séptimo arte, el cine en los últimos años, ha tomado a Jesús y su pasión en todo el sentido de la palabra, como el principal personaje o actor de la historia ... Read More