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Friday, March 31, 2017

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  • EDITORIAL: Jesús el inmigrante

    by Por Octavio J. Esqueda, posted Friday, March 31, 2017 (one year ago)

    Jesús fue un inmigrante. Todos los cristianos también somos inmigrantes. Por lo tanto, Cristo se identifica con nosotros y nos entiende. Como sus seguidores debemos imitar su ejemplo y aprender de él. También debemos mostrar compasión por aquellos que son extranjeros al venir de otros países y regiones ya que ... Read More

  • 6 Stones leads churches in transforming communities

    by Erin Roach, posted Friday, March 31, 2017 (one year ago)

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    EULESS, Texas (BP) -- John Meador experienced "a grief, a heartbreak ... soul-searching, a time of prayer and fasting" when he learned about a woman who had no one to help her after an apartment fire.

    The church Meador leads, First Baptist in Euless, Texas, was emerging from millions of dollars in debt and was focused on missions ventures worldwide. Though the church had begun exploring what they could do to help their local community, news of an apartment fire at a complex adjoining the church campus was the last straw. Read More

  • Bus tragedy inspires 'compassionate response'

    by Diana Chandler , posted Friday, March 31, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (BP) -- The setting sun over New Braunfels, Texas, on March 30 found First Baptist Church holding a vigil on its lawn in remembrance of the 13 senior church members killed in a tragic bus accident the previous day in Uvalde County two hours away. Read More

  • Pence twice breaks ties to repeal pro-PPFA rule

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, March 31, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Senate approved repeal of a pro-Planned Parenthood rule by the slimmest of margins Thursday (March 30) in an action that twice required Vice President Mike Pence to break a tie.

    Pence's decisive votes -- first to bring the proposal to the Senate floor and then to pass it -- broke 50-50 roll calls and provided final action by Congress to reverse an Obama administration regulation. The rule in question effectively bars states from prohibiting funds for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. The House of Representatives approved the measure in a 230-188 vote in February. Read More

  • Mom shares 5 lessons from raising kids overseas

    by Maggie Kirkpatrick , posted Friday, March 31, 2017 (one year ago)

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    RICHMOND (BP) -- My daughter was two when we first arrived in East Asia. Eighteen months later, our son was born with the assistance of local midwives. Even from the earliest days, I loved how God painted on the blank canvas of my family's life using East Asian themes and colors.

    That was 27 years ago. Now my children are adults who have moved to mission fields of their own. I didn't realize it during their childhood, but experiencing life overseas with my kids taught me meaningful lessons about cultural adaptation, reentry to the United States, and growing older. Read More

  • VP Pence's marital integrity draws criticism

    by David Roach, posted Friday, March 31, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- A Washington Post reporter's claim that Vice President Mike Pence never eats alone with a woman who is not his wife has drawn a storm of criticism from opponents but praise from evangelicals.

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Daniel Akin responded that he has made the same commitment to his wife Charlotte while Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma executive director Anthony Jordan said he "applaud[s]" the vice president. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Teach them to tell it

    by Eric W. Ramsey, posted Friday, March 31, 2017 (one year ago)

    Worship, fellowship and evangelism can be enhanced, Eric Ramsey writes, when church members learn to give testimony to Christ's redemption and transformation of their lives. "Every believer has a testimony," he writes. "What's yours?" Read More