Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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  • Baltimore violence shows need for 'a better way'

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Racial turmoil in Baltimore commanded the nation's attention April 27-28.

    "While we watch on the screen and read what is happening in Baltimore," Southern Baptist Convention Ronnie Floyd said, "we need to pray for our pastors and churches in Baltimore as they rise up together, calling Baltimore to a better way to live personally and collectively. Read More

  • God's throne not shaken in Nepal, IMB worker says

    by Marie Curtis , posted Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    PLANO, Texas (BP) -- As the world watches the escalating devastation in Nepal, more than 40 International Mission Board workers from South Asia gathered April 26-28 at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, for a conference encouraging 140 churches to make commitments to reach the nations. Read More

  • Prayer lifted up for 'preservation of marriage'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As attorneys presented their arguments on gay marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court today (April 28), believers across the nation gathered to pray God would lead the justices to uphold the traditional definition of marriage. Read More

  • Pastors join healing efforts in Baltimore

    by Mike Ebert, posted Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

    BALTIMORE (BP) -- Joel Kurz watched in disbelief as the Baltimore neighborhood where he has pastored since 2008 erupted in violence and flames Monday night (April 27).

    "The CVS Pharmacy that was looted and set on fire is the place where our sick and elderly people go for their medicines," Kurz said. "As you walk up and down the street, every strip of stores has broken glass. Many of them have been looted and damaged." Read More

  • Justices weigh same-sex marriage arguments

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court debated at length Tuesday (April 28) whether the Constitution requires states to license or recognize same-sex marriages in a landmark case that could produce a nationwide revision of the institution legally and elevate already existing concerns about religious liberty. Read More

  • WMU focus on surrender, sacrifice, service

    by Julie Walters, posted Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) –– Prior to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Columbus, North American and international missionaries will share how God is at work around the world during the Woman's Missionary Union Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, June 14–15. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Going to court

    by Jeff Iorg, posted Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Jeff Iorg: U.S. faces the challenge of a potentially disastrous Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. "Our country -- and subgroups in our country -- have survived bad court decisions before and can again," Iorg writes. "It will be challenging, but it can be done." Read More