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Thursday, July 07, 2016

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  • New England church plants spark Gospel momentum

    by Kimber Ross/Baptist Convention of New England, posted Thursday, July 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    CASTLETON, Vt. (BP) -- Moving to New England had never crossed Branden Rogers' mind when he returned to his Mississippi hometown as a pastor after attending seminary.

    Then his brother moved to Burlington, Vt., for a short-term assignment as a nurse.

    Shocked at the difficulty his brother had in finding a Bible-believing evangelical church, Rogers' firsthand awareness of the lostness that exists outside the Bible Belt became a life-changing experience. Read More

  • Replica of Noah's Ark opens to public

    by Kristen Lowry/Kentucky Today , posted Thursday, July 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (BP) -- Thousands of supporters and media descended on the rural town of Williamstown, Ky., earlier this week for the ribbon cutting of a life-sized replica of Noah's Ark. The Ark Encounter theme park opens to the public today (July 7).

    "If it floods again, will it float?" a reporter shouted out during a July 5 press conference as dark clouds rolled across the sky over the property off I-75.

    "I've had many people in the media ask me if it will float, and my answer is this: read the Bible," responded Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, the ministry that built the ark. His response brought cheers from the crowd. Read More

  • Court deals blow to Christian law school

    by J.C. Derrick/WORLD News Service, posted Thursday, July 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ONTARIO, Canada (BP) -- The Ontario Court of Appeal on June 29 ruled that a provincial accrediting body can legally refuse to recognize Trinity Western University's proposed law school based solely on the school's marriage views. Read More

  • Animated video spotlights CP's 'broad, sweeping reach'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, July 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP) -- The Cooperative Program's full reach likely won't be grasped until its supporters reach heaven and see the many nations and individuals who've benefitted from Southern Baptists' giving, Matt Tullos told Baptist Press.

    Tullos, associate director of Communications and Stewardship for the Louisiana Baptist Convention, said the LBC's latest animated video seeks to spotlight CP's reach, using a child's dream to tell the story. Read More

  • 'I was born this way' countered by MBTS prof.

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, July 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Alan Branch has a friend whose brother explained his decision to embrace a homosexual lifestyle by stating, "I have a male body, but I have a female brain. That's why I'm attracted to men."

    Branch, professor of Christian ethics, classifies that pronouncement as a version of the increasingly common argument that homosexual acts are morally legitimate because homosexuality is "hard-wired into who [some people] are from birth." As Branch sees it, the argument has been articulated in settings as diverse as the halls of academia, the lyrics of pop singer Lady Gaga and casual family conversations Read More

  • Bible Study: July 10, 2016

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, July 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- 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: 'Must renounce all forms of religion'

    by John Yeats, posted Thursday, July 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Hearing a German tour guide's plight under communism, John Yeats warns of "a near-future coercive culture that is void of reason and moral sanity" in the U.S. "These are days for convictional leadership in our churches, the halls of legislative bodies, and in the marketplace," Yeats, executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention, writes. Read More