Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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  • World Changers: 'We believe in what they do'

    by Helen Gibson, posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Photo by Helen Gibson
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (BP) -- Holes were starting to form in the front steps of her house. The storage shed in the backyard leaked when it rained. And everything needed a fresh coat of paint.

    But 64-year-old Charlene Meadows, a lifelong resident of Owensboro, Ky., was unable to make these repairs to her home herself. Read More

  • Americans' views on sex, religion studied

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (8 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- From cohabitation and same-sex marriage to birth control and bathrooms, Americans can't seem to agree about what is right and wrong regarding sex. Their views are often rooted in faith, according to a study released today (June 27).

    Those disputes can end up in court, in highly divisive and controversial cases. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. Read More

  • Pastor eyes run for Congress with divine 'burden'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Mark Harris, a Charlotte N.C., pastor and past president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, has drawn media focus for his decision to resign his pastorate as he considers a second run for the U.S. House of Representatives. Read More

  • Trump urged to address India's religious repression

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- United States senators urged President Trump to address India's deteriorating religious freedom conditions -- including its discrimination against foreign humanitarian organizations -- when he met with that country's prime minister Monday (June 26).

    Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., and four of his colleagues called for the president to discuss the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a June 23 letter. Trump and Modi met at the White House the afternoon of June 26. Read More

  • Charles W. Draper, beloved scholar-teacher, dies at 70

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (8 months ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Charles W. Draper, a professor of Boyce College and chair of the school's department of biblical studies, died from a heart attack June 25. He was 70.

    "Professor Charlie Draper was a cherished member of the Boyce College and Southern Seminary faculty, and he will be greatly missed," said R. Albert

    Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Here's my card

    by Diana Davis, posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Go to a local print shop or go online to make a personal card to share in everyday encounters with people, Diana Davis suggests, for opportunities to offer help and a witness for Christ. Read More