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Thursday, June 28, 2018

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  • Debate begins on next high court nominee

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The retirement announcement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy quickly ushered in guessing games on whom President Trump would next nominate to the Supreme Court and how long Roe v. Wade and other rulings would survive.

    Kennedy, long the high court's swing vote on controversial decisions, told Trump in a letter Wednesday (June 27) after the final opinions of the term were announced that his retirement as an associate justice would take effect July 31. He served 30 years on the court after his nomination by President Reagan and his Senate confirmation. Read More

  • Churches looking 'more like their neighborhoods'

    by Aaron Earls, posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- More American churches are multiracial, but still less so than the neighborhoods surrounding them, a new study shows.

    A Baylor University study, released June 20, found the percentage of multiracial congregations in the United States nearly doubled.

    From 1998 to 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, multiracial churches grew from 6 percent to 12 percent of all U.S. congregations, according to the report. Multiracial congregations are places of worship in which less than 80 percent of the congregants are of the same race or ethnicity. Read More

  • Pro-lifers call out potential sex-abuse cover-ups

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD, posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.(BP) -- While members of Congress call for an investigation of Planned Parenthood for failing to report the suspected sexual abuse of minors, pro-life activists and two U.S. congressmen from Indiana are confronting matters in their own state.

    Indiana Right to Life announced the filing of 48 consumer complaints against nine Indiana abortionists who allegedly failed to follow state reporting laws regarding abortions they performed on girls under the age of 16 (and as young as 12). The law requires abortionists to report such abortions to the Indiana State Department of Health and the Department of Child Services within three days of the procedure.

    "The doctors' failures to indicate this step was taken demonstrate that they may have violated the law, possibly deliberately, and thereby possibly allowed for the continuation of abuse," wrote U.S. Reps. Jim Banks and Todd Rokita in a letter to Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill. The two congressmen urged Hill to investigate. Read More

  • 'Insider Movements' in Muslim missions critiqued

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- A new book edited by two Islamic studies seminary professors explores the weaknesses of the popular "Insider Movements" in Muslim missiology.

    "Muslim Conversions to Christ: A Critique of Insider Movements in Islamic Contexts," which released last week, is a multi-author academic response to "Insider Movements," a missiological approach that argues Muslims can confess Jesus as Lord and remain Muslim, according to Islamic studies professor Ayman S. Ibrahim, an editor of the book. He is Bill and Connie Jenkins Professor of Islamic Studies and director of the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ant Greenham, an associate professor of missions and Islamic studies, is a co-editor of the book. Read More

  • Bible Study: July 1, 2018

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 (4 months ago)

    This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: This is our time

    by Tony Wolfe, posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Tony Wolfe exhorts young leaders to "pour our lives out" for the Kingdom of God. "If we waste time now, time will waste us later," he writes. "God's Gospel story is passing through our generation right now. Read More

  • La corte alta anula sentencia en contra de florista

    Por Tom Strode, posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- La Corte Suprema de EE.UU. proveyó una directiva prometedora hoy (25 de junio) en el esfuerzo continuado de dueños de negocios para practicar sus convicciones de fe.

    Los jueces publicaron un decreto que anuló una sentencia de la corte baja en contra de la florista del estado de Washington, Barronelle Stutzman, una bautista del sur que declinó diseñar flores para una boda del mismo sexo. La orden también instruyó a la Corte Suprema de Washington a reconsiderar su anterior decisión a la luz del veredicto del 4 de junio de los jueces a favor ... Read More

  • Greear confronta los retos de la SBC en entrevista en NPR

    Por Grace Thornton, posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- El recién elegido presidente de la Convención Bautista del Sur (SBC), J.D. Greear abordó los temas que van desde la crisis #MeToo hasta políticos y evangélicos en una entrevista reciente de NPR, una de las primeras desde que empezó su función.

    En una entrevista el 25 de junio de Rachel Martin para la Edición Matutina de NPR, Greear dijo que, aunque los cristianos evangélicos parezcan tener una "conciencia inquieta ahora mismo," ese desasosiego tiene el potencial de iniciar una auto evaluación saludable y un arrepentimiento. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: No patees la lata

    Luis R. Lopez, posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Escribo estas líneas en medio de la triste separación de los padres de sus hijos y la decisión presidencial de detener esta práctica. Lo hago recordando que cada hombre, mujer y niño de cada idioma, raza y nación es una creación especial de Dios, hecha a ... Read More

  • Ministerios al migrante en Florida se preparan para las fiestas vecinales de verano

    Por Keila Díaz, posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Más de 67,000 trabajadores migrantes llevan a cabo la fuerza laboral del campo en la Florida durante el transcurso de un solo año, de acuerdo con un reporte de la Universidad de Florida para la Corporación de Financiamiento de Vivienda de Florida.

    Los hijos de esos trabajadores migrantes no están incluidos en las cifras ya que no son parte de la fuerza laboral, no obstante, ellos enfrentan muchos desafíos que van junto con el estilo de vida del migrante. Read More