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Monday, May 06, 2013

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  • Moore, Ezell 'concerned' about religious freedom in military

    by Mike Ebert, posted Monday, May 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    Photo by Carol Pipes
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Two Southern Baptist leaders have issued a statement voicing concern about religious freedom within the U.S. military but also cautioning Christians to refrain from jumping to conclusions about recent incidents in the military that have been perceived by some as threats to religious liberty.

    The statement was issued by Russell Moore, president-elect of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board. The ERLC is the SBC's public policy arm. NAMB oversees the endorsement of chaplains to the U.S. military on behalf of the SBC.

    "We have no interest in fomenting conspiracy theories," the statement reads. "We have no interest in misrepresenting our military leaders. At the same time, we do not want to ignore potential threats to religious liberty." Read More

  • National Guard outreach expanding to 33 states

    by Ken Walker/Kentucky Baptist Communications, posted Monday, May 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Located 15 miles west of Fort Knox, Buck Grove Baptist Church already reaches out to military families -- and is intent on doing more. Read More

  • Tyndale wins again against abortion mandate

    by Michael Foust, posted Monday, May 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- A leading Bible publisher won another court victory against the Obama administration's abortion/contraceptive mandate Friday (May 3), thanks in part to the administration's own partial retreat in the case. Read More

  • Graffiti pastor joins NAMB LoveLoud team

    by Adam Miller, posted Monday, May 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    Photo by John Swain/NAMB
    NEW YORK (BP) -- Graffiti Church in Manhattan's Lower East Side has long been a destination for Southern Baptist mission teams wanting to serve New York. Pastors tell stories of how it changed forever the way they view cities and poverty. Read More

  • Church history prof Leon McBeth dies

    by Staff, posted Monday, May 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- H. Leon McBeth, distinguished professor of church history at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for 45 years, died April 29 in Fort Worth. He was 81. Read More

  • BP Ledger, May 6 edition

    by Staff, posted Monday, May 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    EDITOR'S NOTE: BP Ledger carries items for reader information each week from various Southern Baptist-related entities, and news releases of interest from other sources. The items are published as received.

    Today's BP Ledger contains items from:

    Kentucky Baptist Convention

    Hardin-Simmons University

    World News Service (2 items)

    4 Ky. Baptists to serve long-term after Sandy

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Kentucky Baptist Conmmunications) -- Two Kentucky Baptist couples have accepted lo... Read More