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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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  • Bivocational pastor's careers require intentionality

    by Alex Sibley, posted Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BP) -- Whether serving as pastor of Indian Nations Baptist Church, a bus driver, professor or certified professional coach, Scott Tafoya strives to make disciples in whichever sphere he finds himself.

    The unique opportunities of a bivocational pastor, he says, "are, in some ways, no different than for any other Christian."

    "Though we need to 'leave our work at the office' at times," Tafoya says ministry is "tied to life as a whole and really cannot be seen as completely separate." Read More

  • Journal: assisted suicide about 'autonomy,' not pain

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    TORONTO (BP) -- A report on physician-assisted suicide in Canada appears to support claims by opponents of the practice that it is driven by a desire for personal autonomy rather than pain management.

    A study published May 25 in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) found 95 percent of patients to receive medical aid in dying (MAiD) through Toronto's University Health Network between March 2016 and March 2017 cited "loss of autonomy" as a reason for the request to end their lives. No other reason was cited as frequently. The article's seven coauthors wrote that "few patients cited ... Read More

  • From baby mice to designer humans?

    by Kiley Crossland/WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (9 months ago)

    Ethicists warn about the moral and legal implications of creating eggs from other cells in the body. Read More

  • What is Ramadan? Why should Christians care?

    by Mike Edens, posted Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (9 months ago)

    Imagine not taking in food or drink during daylight hours for 28 days straight. Envision what it would be like for that practice to be directly linked to your standing in society or your stature with God. Read More

  • New Huckabee show to 'encourage, edify, entertain'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    LOS ANGELES (BP) -- Former Arkansas Governor and U.S. presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee looks for his new talk show to be a "wholesome, watchable program for the whole family." Huckabee recently announced the fall debut of his show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).

    "Anybody who ever watched the show that I did on the FOX News Channel will be familiar with the idea of information and inspiration," Huckabee said when he announced the show from TBN's Jerusalem studio May 24. Huckabee was in Israel for President Donald Trump's visit to the nation. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: 'I've never heard that before'

    by Keith Shorter, posted Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (9 months ago)

    In an Uber ride to the airport, Keith Shorter recounts a driver's reaction to his first Gosepl awareness: "I've never heard that before." Followers of Christ, he writes, need a fresh realization that "Jesus has placed the news that changes eternities in our hands." Read More