Baptist Press Archive

Monday, May 16, 2016

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  • ACLU renews attack on Catholic hospitals over abortion

    by Samantha Gobba, posted Monday, May 16, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C.(BP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is launching a renewed attack against religious hospitals, claiming they should not be allowed to base the care they provide on the dictates of their sincerely held beliefs.

    In a report released in May, titled "Health Care Denied," the ACLU targets Catholic hospitals, saying they jeopardize women's lives because they "prohibit a range of reproductive health services," ... Read More

  • FLOYD: Unity is one of our greatest needs in SBC

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Monday, May 16, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd shares thoughts on why unity is one of the SBC's greatest needs. "Southern Baptists are no longer in a battle for the Bible," Floyd writes, "but in a battle with one another. The very soul of our convention is at stake." Read More

  • Ed Stetzer to join Wheaton College faculty

    by Art Toalston, posted Monday, May 16, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    WHEATON, Ill. (BP) -- Ed Stetzer, executive director of LifeWay Research and executive editor of The Gospel Project curriculum published by LifeWay, has been named to the faculty of Wheaton College and as executive director of Wheaton's Billy Graham Center for Evangelism.

    Stetzer, 49, will begin his new roles at Wheaton July 1, which also will include publisher of Evangelical Missions Quarterly, founded ... Read More

  • Abortion mandate cases returned to lower courts

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, May 16, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously voided multiple appeals court decisions against religious institutions that object to the Obama administration's abortion/contraception mandate in an opinion released today (May 16).

    The justices returned to the lower courts for reconsideration a disagreement between religious objectors and the federal government over the mandate, which requires employers to make ... Read More

  • Urban church embraces creativity, holds outdoor baptism

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, May 16, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- When Mosaic Nashville church baptized 40-year-old Paul Ramsey, he found it fitting that he should slip and hit his head on the rim of the aluminum horse trough that was his baptismal pool.

    "I've made a lot of bad choices in my life," he told Baptist Press, "and it's just taken me a lot of knocks and a lot of bumps on my head to get on the right path." Read More

  • Restroom directive said to harm the transgendered

    by David Roach, posted Monday, May 16, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Obama administration's directive regarding restroom use for transgender students at public schools and universities likely will harm children struggling with their gender identity and increase the number who become transgendered.

    That's the conclusion of two Southern Baptist psychologists who have treated adolescents with ... Read More