Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

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  • Cuba trip confirms SBC president's call to prayer

    by Maria Elena Baseler , posted Tuesday, April 07, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    BAYAMO, Cuba (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd believes the church-planting movement sweeping Cuba could happen in the United States if Southern Baptists and other U.S. believers commit themselves to "extraordinary prayer for the next Great Awakening." Read More

  • Florist fined in gay-wedding case, raises $100,000

    by Sarah Padbury, posted Tuesday, April 07, 2015 (3 years ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- A Washington state great-grandmother, who was ordered to pay $1,001 to the state for refusing to create a flower arrangement for a long-time customer's same-sex wedding, has raised more than $100,000 from supporters. Read More

  • Moore: 'Steep' price for getting marriage wrong

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, April 07, 2015 (3 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's long-awaited decision on marriage is vital enough to call for two friend-of-the-court briefs, Southern Baptists' lead ethics and religious freedom specialist decided. Read More

  • Floyd: Recruit churches to SBC's 'exciting work'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, April 07, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Recruiting existing churches to cooperate with the Southern Baptist Convention is among the components of convention president Ronnie Floyd's strategy to extend the reach of SBC missions and ministries. Read More

  • 'Sabbath Rest' sessions held at Southeastern

    by Maria Estes, posted Tuesday, April 07, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Maria Estes
    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- In a "Sabbath Rest and Flourishing" conference, the importance of finding rest in a 24/7 world was set forth at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    The two-day conference at the North Carolina campus was held in partnership with Blessed Earth, an organization dedicated to serving God and caring for His creation. Read More