Baptist Press Archive

Monday, June 05, 2017

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  • GHR reports life-changing work around the world

    by Mark Kelly, posted Monday, June 05, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Encouraging reports of transformed lives have come flooding in as Southern Baptist hunger ministries accounted for their stewardship of Global Hunger Relief (GHR) resources in 2016.

    -- California: A man who received a Bible later confesses he had been contemplating suicide and changed his mind because of what he read in Scripture.

    -- Lesotho: A severe drought ruined a woman's crops and left her little seed to sow for the next season. Then a truck arrived in her community, filled with seeds ... Read More

  • Pro-LGBT group plans protest at SBC 2017

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, June 05, 2017 (10 months ago)

    Phoenix Convention Center
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    PHOENIX (BP) -- An advocacy group seeking to have homosexuality and transgenderism "removed from the sin list" has announced plans to "politely disrupt" the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting June 13-14 in Phoenix.

    Faith in America (FIA) hopes to persuade the nation's largest Protestant denomination to change its interpretation of Scripture, FIA said in a press release accusing the SBC of marginalizing and harming lesbian, gay, homosexual and transgender (LGBT) children in particular by discouraging sexual sin. Read More

  • Racial unity in SBC focus of new book

    by S. Craig Sanders, posted Monday, June 05, 2017 (10 months ago)

    A new book co-edited by two African-American faculty members at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary aims to equip Southern Baptists for healing racial wounds in the denomination, which was founded in 1845 in a split from Northern Baptists so slaveholding families could serve on the mission field. Read More

  • Pro-life campus group focus of lawsuit

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, June 05, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    SAN MARCOS, Calif. (BP) -- Despite granting nearly $300,000 to LGBT groups to host speakers and put on events, California State University- San Marcos apparently denied money to the Students for Life group on campus -- and now the school faces a lawsuit.

    The pro-life organization requested $500, the capped amount granted to student groups from a cache of mandatory student fees, to host a speaker on the topic of "Abortion and Human Equality." The school allegedly denied the request, and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit on behalf of the group and its ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The paradox of surrender

    by Mike Goeke, posted Monday, June 05, 2017 (10 months ago)

    Those who surrender to Jesus, Mike Goeke writes, gain "the great liberator who lives inside of us -- empowering, enlightening, encouraging and embracing us just as we are, yet destined for so much more." Read More