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Prof withdraws from ethics society for its 'honoring sin'
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary ethics professor Daniel Heimbach has withdrawn his membership from the Society of Christian Ethics after the group took a stand in what he calls "honoring sin over Scripture" regarding homosexuality."The new standards are so detached from treating the Bible as a revelation of transcendent moral authority there is no longer any objective basis for giving fixed moral meaning to terms like 'the dignity of persons,' or 'just relations,' or 'responsibility,' or even to what 'Christian' means in the title of the society."Heimbach said new guidelines soon to be adopted by the society will make it impossible for any member to remain in good standing who does not affirm homosexuality. After 24 years of membership in the Society of Christian Ethics, Heimbach said the group has now gone so far in its view and defense of homosexuality as to disqualify members who defend and apply biblical morality. Read More
-- Daniel Heimbach
Ore. offers woman death, not cancer drugs
EUGENE, Ore. (BP)--Barbara Wagner discovered recently her state would not cover chemotherapy for her lung cancer but would underwrite her death by physician-assisted suicide. Read More
Iowans finding hope amidst floodwatersWAPELLO, Iowa (BP)--Southern Baptists are on the front lines of relief efforts in America's flood-ravaged Midwest and workers on the scene say they are seeing God at work in people's lives. Read More
Marriage festival refreshes relationshipsNASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Seventy-five couples took steps to keep the sparks in their relationships alive during a Festival of Marriage in Nashville, Tenn., one of several slated throughout the country. Read More
Spouses grow, play in Blue Ridge Mts.
RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP)--As instructors demonstrated safety harnesses for the challenges of the ropes course, Karen Quigg said she felt as if she was part of the "Amazing Race" reality show rather than a marriage conference.
"Amazing Race meets Amazing Grace" might better describe the Marriage Impact 2008 retreat at LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina combining outdoor adventure with an inner focus on improving marriage through biblical principles.
Quigg and her husban... Read More
Obama criticizes McCain's pro-life record
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Democrat Barack Obama June 16 criticized John McCain's pro-life record, saying female voters likely won't vote for the presumptive Republican nominee in part because of his record on abortion.
Obama made the comments to ABC News in response to a question about McCain reaching out to female voters -- particularly supporters of former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
"I think John McCain is going to have trouble making the case, when on almost every single iss... Read More
Downturn or recession?
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (BP)--What's the difference between a financial downturn and a recession? Read More