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Moore, Ezell 'concerned' about religious freedom in militaryALPHARETTA, 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
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 mandateWASHINGTON (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 teamNEW 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 diesFORT 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
FIRST-PERSON: Mental illness & the church
Columnist and professor Jeremy Pierre describes how he believes the church should help those with mental illness. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: 7 things pastors' wives wish they had been told
Columnist Thom S. Rainer lists seven things pastors' wives say they wish they'd been told before becoming a pastor's wife. Read More
BP Ledger, May 6 edition
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
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