Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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  • Iran deal: persecuted church 'left behind'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

    VIENNA (BP) -- The nuclear deal struck by Iran and six world powers led by the United States has drawn criticism from evangelicals for its potential ill effects on Israel and persecuted Christians in the Persian nation. Read More

  • PPFA accused of selling aborted fetal parts

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A woman identified as a Planned Parenthood executive is shown in an undercover video released today (July 14) negotiating the sale of baby parts gained through partial birth abortions performed at Planned Parenthood facilities.

    The nonprofit medical watchdog group Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released the video showing a woman identified as Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood Federation of America senior director of medical services, discussing the PPFA fetal parts business with an undercover investigator posing as a potential buyer at a July 25, 2014, lunch meeting. Read More

  • Baptists not shocked by latest Scout vote

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Boy Scouts Executive Committee's approval of gay and bisexual adult leaders disappointed but did not shock Southern Baptist spokesmen -- and prompted one to predict an even greater exodus by Baptist churches from the organization. Read More

  • Survey: American evangelicals stand behind Israel

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- American evangelicals remain among the strongest supporters of the nation of Israel. Among pastors, 80 percent say Christians need to support Israel.

    Those are among the findings of a study of American attitudes toward Israel and the Bible released by Nashville-based LifeWay Research July 14. Researchers conducted two separate surveys of 1,000 Americans as part of the study last fall, along with a survey of 1,000 senior pastors of Protestant churches.

    "No piece of literature has had more impact on American culture than the Bible," said Scott McConnell, vice president of LifeWay Research. "No country is more intertwined with the ancient biblical narrative than Israel, and evangelical Americans see a contemporary connection with the nation." Read More

  • LifeWay selects partners for new headquarters

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources announced Tuesday (July 14) it has hired design and construction-related partners in its efforts to relocate the organization's corporate headquarters to a new location nearby in downtown Nashville. Read More

  • All-Star Pujols anchored by faith

    by Daniel Woodman, posted Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    CINCINNATI (BP) -- He grew up playing catch just like any kid, except he used limes instead of a baseball and a milk cartoon instead of a glove. He often watched his dad play softball and carried him home when he got drunk after the games.

    Life in the Dominican Republic wasn't easy for Albert Pujols, but now the 10-time All-Star has come to realize that God had a plan for him all along. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Finding a new perspective

    by John Yeats, posted Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

    John Yeats, executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention, writes about his new awareness of colors provided by glasses that correct for color blindness. From the standpoint of faith, he suggests praying about a new perspective, asking God, "Do You have something new for me to learn through Your Word about my choices, about my attitudes … about the sphere of influence where You have planted me?" Read More