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Friday, April 29, 2016

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  • Businessman to give day's profits to overseas missions

    by Roger Alford/Kentucky Today, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo submitted by Kentucky Today
    HARRODSBURG, Ky. (BP) -- A central Kentucky businessman is doing his part to support international missions by giving a day's worth of profits to spread the Gospel.

    Robert Johnson, owner of Johnson Small Engine and Farm Supply in Harrodsburg and a member of nearby Salvisa Baptist Church, expects to generate at least $2,000 and possibly far more, depending on the volume of sales on May 6, the day ... Read More

  • House documents strike at abortion clinic claims

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    "No culture can call itself humane while it tolerates such wickedness." -- Russell Moore
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Denials by Planned Parenthood and its allies of profiteering in the fetal tissue business have received a blow from congressional investigators.

    A House of Representatives panel offered evidence at an April 20 hearing that abortion clinics profit from trade in body parts of babies in apparent violation of federal law. The House Select Read More

  • Tenn. pro-lifers hopeful despite court setback

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In response to a federal judge's ruling against supporters of Tennessee's pro-life constitutional amendment adopted in 2014, the state's leading pro-life organization says it believes the case ultimately will be decided by the state supreme court and the amendment upheld.

    Proponents of Tennessee Amendment 1 filed a motion in state court today (April 29) asking to be recognized as parties to the ... Read More

  • 2016 SBC program schedule released

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The schedule for this year's Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting program has been released by the SBC Executive Committee in a special pre-convention issue of SBC LIFE.

    See schedule below. Read More

  • 2016 SBC: Exec. Comm., boards, commission, seminaries, committee nominees announced

    by Staff, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Nominees to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, the four denominational boards -- International Mission Board, North American Mission Board, LifeWay Christian Resources, and GuideStone Financial Resources -- the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the six seminaries and the Committee on Order of Business have been selected by the 2016 SBC Committee on Nominations. Read More

  • Bulldozer-leveled site accorded to grieving church

    by Art Toalston, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo: China Aid
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The death of a Chinese Christian woman beneath the rubble of her bulldozed church has sparked a step of contrition by local authorities -- the now-vacant lot is the undisputed property of the grieving congregation.

    China Aid, a key advocacy organization for religious freedom in China, attributed the local action to international pressure after the killing of Ding Cuimei. Read More

  • Mo. religious liberty bill dies in committee

    by Brian Koonce/Missouri Pathway, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    JEFFERSON CITY (BP) -- Missourians will not get the opportunity to vote on a religious liberty bill to protect people from being penalized for their religious beliefs on marriage.

    The House of Representatives' Emerging Issues Committee on Wednesday (April 27) voted 6-6 on Senate Joint Resolution 39 (SJR 39), thus ending its chances of making it out of committee to the full House, and ultimately, the citizens of Missouri. See related ... Read More

  • Boko Haram aiding Islamic herdsmen, expert says

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    AGATU, Nigeria (BP) -- A weakened Boko Haram is finding new life by empowering Muslim Fulani herdsmen in attacking farmers -- many of them Christian -- and taking their farmland in communities across the nation, Nigerian relations expert Adeniyi Ojutiku told Baptist Press.

    "There is every suspicion that the same people that are behind Boko Haram, which are these Islamic leaders, are the same ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Reaching the 'dechurched'

    by Ed Stetzer, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    Patience and engagement are needed for the "dechurched," whom Ed Stetzer describes as those who are closed to the church due to hurts they have experience or observed. Stetzer, executive director of LifeWay Research, notes that the dechurched "may be turned off to genuine Christian belief because they've never been exposed to it as 'good news.'" Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Esto es como una epidemia

    by Oscar J. Fernandez, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    Uno de los peores males que afectan a nuestras iglesias hoy día son las divisiones. No considero que alguien esté exento de tener, en algún momento, que enfrentar cara a cara este terrible mal. Por cierto, este es un problema muy viejo, observe que Pablo hace unos dos mil años les llamó la atención a los corintios sobre este mismo problema. Read More

  • CBS en St. Louis: 'América, Despierta: Alcanzando a las Naciones'

    Por Shawn Hendricks, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (BP) -- Cuando los bautistas del sur salgan de St. Louis después de la reunión anual de junio, dice Ronnie Floyd, presidente de la CBS, él estará orando que lo hagan con una "profunda carga por nuestra nación, un nuevo compromiso con la unidad racial y un compromiso extraordinario con el evangelismo en Estados Unidos."

    Ya que el tema de esta reunión del 14-15 de junio es "América, Despierta: Alcanzando a las Naciones—Acordar, Unirnos, Orar," Floyd continúa punteando hacia la oración apasionada como una herramienta crucial para un "despertar espiritual nacional y global." Read More

  • La compasión se eleva con los niveles de agua para ayudar Houston

    Por Jim Burton, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    Foto de Stewart F. House/NAMB
    HOUSTON (BP) -- Una súbita inundación el 18 de abril saturó Houston cuando hasta 30 centímetros de lluvia cayeron en la cuarta ciudad más grande de la nación, y cobró siete vidas lo que lo hizo el día más lluvioso allá desde 1888.

    La mayoría de las víctimas murieron en sus carros mientras trataban de atravesar los caminos inundados. Un estimado de 1.200 residentes de Houston requirieron ayuda de rescate. Read More

  • Pastor de Illinois, Doug Munton será nominado para primer vicepresidente

    Por el personal, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- El pastor de Illinois, Doug Munton será nominado para primer vicepresidente de la Convención Bautista del Sur, anunció el pastor John Marshall de Missouri el 26 de abril.

    Munton ha sido pastor en el área de St. Louis de la Iglesia Bautista First en O'Fallon, Illinois durante más de 20 años. Él es expresidente de la Asociación Bautista Estatal de Illinois (IBSA por sus siglas en inglés) y es miembro actual del Comité de Comités de la CBS. Read More

  • Política transexual de Target: Las protestas aumentan

    Por David Roach, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Con casi un cuarto de millón de personas que firman para boicotear Target debido a la política de baños transexuales del establecimiento, los líderes evangélicos están discutiendo si los boicots de los consumidores son medios efectivos de involucramiento cultural.

    Muchos evangélicos conservadores aparentemente discrepan con la política de Target de permitirles a los clientes usar cualquier baño o probador que corresponda a la "identidad genérica" que ellos perciben. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Esto es como una epidemia

    Oscar J. Fernandez, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    Uno de los peores males que afectan a nuestras iglesias hoy día son las divisiones. No considero que alguien esté exento de tener, en algún momento, que enfrentar cara a cara este terrible mal. Por cierto, este es un problema muy viejo, observe que Pablo hace unos dos mil años les llamó la atención a los corintios sobre este mismo problema. Read More