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Prayer, amid Egypt's upheaval, called 'precipice of opportunity'CAIRO (BP) -- The day after Mohamed Morsi was deposed as Egypt's first democratically elected president, the country's streets once again filled with millions of Egyptians exercising their right to protest.
Now, violent and deadly demonstrations continue both in support of the ousted leader and in opposition. Since the military took control, the number of deaths associated with the protests was approaching 100 as of July 8 while more than 1,000 had been injured.
Morsi served as Egypt's head of state only one year -- elected June 30, 2012, and deposed on July 3.
Although uncertainty remains, Egyptians continue to observe the unfolding events with hope. Dr. M. Ibrahim*, an American-Egyptian Christian, considers the news "amazing," saying this "has never happened before." Read More
Lecrae speaks of hip-hop's relevanceNASHVILLE (BP) -- Rap music, as hip-hop artist Lecrae Moore puts it, is a vocalized expression of hip-hop culture that permeates all ethnicities and racial boundaries. Christians should embrace being missionaries in today's culture, Lecrae said, rather than isolating and creating an alternative subculture. Read More
WORLDVIEW: Egypt & beyondRICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Millions of protesters have brought down a government for the second time in little more than two years in Egypt, a land where change once flowed as slowly as the Nile at its drowsiest. Read More
Moore: Church's views 'seem freakish' to cultureWASHINGTON (BP) -- American evangelicals' view of themselves should resemble more closely that held by the church in the first century than that held by Christians in recent decades, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell D. Moore said in a nationally televised"I believe that God did not design us simply to be parented but to be mothered and to be fathered."interview.
–- Russell D. Moore
Moore, in an appearance on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" Monday (July 8), said there was a message for evangelicals and other social conservatives in the U.S. Supreme Court's invalidation of a federal law defining marriage as only between a man and a woman. Read More
Heritage's Andrew Walker to join ERLC staffWASHINGTON (BP) -- Russell D. Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, has announced the appointment of Andrew T. Walker as the entity's director of policy studies. Read More
2nd generation church planter reaching Philly
PHILADELPHIA (BP) -- A divine appointment at a Starbucks in the Philadelphia suburb of Jenkintown led Mark Chripczukinto church planting.
In late 1999, Chripczuk stopped in for a coffee break and met Aaron Harvie, a Louisville, Ky., transplant new to the area and looking to plant a church in the Jenkintownarea. Chripczuk was looking for a fresh opportunity to serve the city and Harvie was looking for fresh faces to help launch his church plant. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Islam's great challenge to Christian evangelism
Seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. examines whether the United States is "at war with Islam." Read More
BP Ledger, July 8 edition
EDITOR'S NOTE: BP Ledger carries items for reader information each week from various Southern Baptist-related entities, and news releases of interest from other sources. The items are published as received.M
Today's BP Ledger contains items from:
Harvest Ministries/LifeWay Films
Open Doors USA
Harvest Ministries, Lifeway Films partner to host on-demand events
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Harvest Ministries) -- A new film from Harvest Ministries (www.harvest.org), "Hope for Hurtin... Read More