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Easter's enduring grip on a 12-year-old boyPENSACOLA, 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 jewelryOKLAHOMA 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?
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'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
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 nomineeST. 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"Religious liberty shouldn't be a partisan issue." -- Russell MooreWASHINGTON (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
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 joyeríaOKLAHOMA 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
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