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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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  • Netflix suicide series buzz alive, opinions vary

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, May 02, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A streamed Netflix series dramatizing the fictional story of a teen's suicide has drawn disparate reactions from secular and Christian sectors in the U.S. and abroad as the show's popularity continues strong.

    Netflix strengthened viewer warnings May 1 regarding the content of the series, "13 Reasons Why," after cries of possible "suicide contagion" and the glamorization of suicide spilled from religious, educational and clinical sectors within the U.S. and as far away as Australia and New Zealand. Conversely, others have said the series that debuted March 31 opens the airways for honest discussion of suicide's causes ... Read More

  • Nat’l CP 4.18% ahead of projection

    by Staff , posted Tuesday, May 02, 2017 (one year ago)

    Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 4.18 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection. Read More

  • ADF: Georgia college, others violating student rights

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, May 02, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- A Georgia college's suppression of a student's effort to share his Christian faith is an example of the First Amendment violations occurring at America's public colleges and universities, according to a leading religious liberty organization.

    Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has filed suit against Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) on behalf of Chike Uzuegbunam, who alleged school officials required him to seek permission three days in advance before speaking and limited his speech to two small areas on campus. After he agreed to the restrictions, GGC staff ... Read More

  • N.C. college's faith statement defended

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, May 02, 2017 (one year ago)

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    MONTREAT, N.C. (BP) -- A North Carolina college long associated with evangelist Billy Graham has sparked controversy by instituting a requirement that faculty affirm a pro-life ethic and a traditional definition of marriage.

    In January, Montreat (N.C.) College's trustees adopted a faculty handbook, including a "community life covenant" that requires faculty, among other obligations, to:

    -- "Uphold the God-given worth of every human being, from conception to death, as unique image-bearers of God;" and Read More

  • Quilts, military outreach, VBS fortify church's CP

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Tuesday, May 02, 2017 (one year ago)

    Quilting, military ministry and Vacation Bible School keep Emmanuel Baptist Church members busy in Mountain Home, Idaho. The Cooperative Program, meanwhile, is a vital part of keeping missions and ministry in other parts of Idaho -- and beyond -- on their hearts. Read More

  • COOPERATIVE PROGRAM: What do we have in common?

    by Sandy Wisdom-Martin, posted Tuesday, May 02, 2017 (one year ago)

    Sandy Wisdom-Martin recounts the importance of Southern Baptists' Cooperative Program as experienced in her own work for the Gospel. Wisdom-Martin, national WMU"s executive director, notes, "I am a product of the Cooperative Program." Read More