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Friday, May 04, 2018

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  • Mohler tells NRB of 'new regime of invented rights'

    by Kenneth Chan, posted Friday, May 04, 2018 (7 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The liberties enshrined in the Constitution are today "confused, contorted, and sometimes even condemned," R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said at the National Religious Broadcasters' First Amendment Lunch in Washington on May 3.

    "Religious freedom, freedom of speech and the freedom of the press -- along with the other rights recognized and respected within the Bill of Rights -- are all threatened even as other rights are marginalized," Mohler said during the NRB gathering on Capitol Hill sponsored by In Touch Ministries. Read More

  • Venezuela's economic crisis prompts BGR relief

    by Casey Watson, posted Friday, May 04, 2018 (7 months ago)

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    VENEZUELA (BP) -- Baptist Global Response (BGR) is organizing relief efforts to help starving families trapped in Venezuela's current economic crisis.

    The country's economic output is expected to shrink by 15 percent this year, which would be the third consecutive year it has decreased by double digits, Forbes.com reported. And inflation has reportedly grown from 112 percent in 2015 to 2,400 percent last year. In 2018, it's expected to hit five-digits. Read More

  • In Miami, multiple cultures to gather as 'One Family'

    by Nicole Kalil, posted Friday, May 04, 2018 (7 months ago)

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    MIAMI (BP) -- The sandy beaches of Key Biscayne will serve as an inspiring picture of South Florida as people from multiple races, cultures, ethnicities and generations unite for a day of picnics and festivities at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on Saturday, May 5.

    The groups are part of multicultural Florida Baptist churches in the area that are working to build bridges between the different ethnic communities in Miami and Dade County. Read More

  • Prayers, unity highlight Day of Prayer event in Capitol

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, May 04, 2018 (7 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist and other evangelical speakers called for, and hundreds of participants prayed for, unity in the church and country during a National Day of Prayer observance May 3 in the U.S. Capitol.

    The televised evening event in National Statuary Hall came near the close of the United States' 67th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer (NDOP). Multitudes of Americans gathered in thousands of location across the country to pray during the day. Read More

  • Collegiate ministers get 'fresh take' at LifeWay summit

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 04, 2018 (7 months ago)

    Photo by David Roach
    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- A triennial gathering involving hundreds of collegiate ministry workers "inspires us to go back to our campus with new ideas and a fresh take on things," said Arkansas campus minister Dawn Reed.

    That's why she returned to LifeWay Christian Resources' Collegiate Summit, hosted this year May 2-4 by First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn.

    Collegiate Summit featured plenary addresses, networking opportunities and breakout sessions on issues facing college ministers. Among the conference's sponsors were the International Mission Board, the North American Mission Board's Send Relief, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Samaritan's Purse. Read More

  • 2 Pulse massacre survivors in ex-LGBT Freedom March

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, May 04, 2018 (7 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Two survivors of a 2016 gay nightclub massacre who say they are no longer gay will celebrate in an ex-LGBT event May 5 in Washington, event organizers said.

    Luis Javier Ruiz and Angel Colon will participate in Freedom March, a worship service and public march including men and women who claim Jesus as their deliverer from homosexual and transgendered lifestyles.

    Many ex-LGBT Christians plan to worship and testify from noon-3 p.m. at the Sylvan Theater, afterwards marching through the streets of D.C., according to the Freedom March Facebook page. Read More

  • LifeWay named one of America's top employers for 2nd year

    by Staff, posted Friday, May 04, 2018 (7 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources is ranked as one of the top 500 midsize employers in the U.S. by Forbes magazine for a second consecutive year.

    LifeWay landed at No. 196 on the "America's Best Midsize Employers" list. The Christian publishing house and retail organization drew high marks from its employees. To determine the ranking, Forbes looks at how likely workers are to recommend their employer to someone else and how they feel about the other employers in their industry. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Prayer driving

    by Rick Lance , posted Friday, May 04, 2018 (7 months ago)

    Rick Lance recounts various ways he prays while driving across his state or while stuck in miles of roadwork. Prayer driving, he writes, "has helped me to be in touch with the Lord and the needs of others." Read More