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Planned Parenthood videos' impact at 1-year markWASHINGTON (BP) -- Planned Parenthood remains a target of Capitol Hill investigation but retains its federal funding a year after undercover video first revealed the abortion giant's trade in baby body parts.
A special congressional panel issued an interim update Thursday (July 14) on the one-year anniversary of the release of the first video showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of organs from aborted children. The series of secretly recorded videos featured Planned Parenthood executives discussing their sale of fetal parts as well as their willingness to manipulate the abortion procedure to ... Read More
House protects conscience rights of pro-lifers"It is completely unjust that any American doctor or clinic would be punished for holding to their beliefs." -- Russell MooreWASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved Wednesday (July 13) a bill to protect the conscience rights of individuals and institutions that refuse to be involved in abortion.
The House voted 245-182 almost totally along party lines for the Conscience Protection Act, which bars the government from discriminating against health-care providers with objections to participating in or providing coverage for abortion. The Senate has yet to vote on the legislation. Read More
Changing genders isn't morally wrong, Americans sayNASHVILLE (BP) -- Most Americans see nothing morally wrong with gender change, a study released today (July 14) shows.
Six in 10 Americans don't think it's wrong for people to identify with a gender different from their birth sex, according to a LifeWay Research survey conducted Sept. 14-28, 2015.
And more than half don't think it's wrong to switch genders by taking hormones or having surgery. Read More
Ark Encounter critics 'guaranteed more publicity'WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (BP) -- A letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation warning public schools not to take field trips to the Ark Encounter theme park in northern Kentucky has been characterized by the Kentucky Baptist Convention's Kentucky Today news resource as unwittingly helping to attract "even more visitors."
Local pastors told Baptist Press the Williamstown, Ky., attraction, which opened last week and features a life-size replica of Noah's Ark, already has served as a tool for evangelism and discipleship. Read More
NewSpring names interim; Noble speaks via Facebook
ANDERSON, S.C. (BP) -- Clayton King, a ministry leader and teaching pastor at NewSpring Church in South Carolina, is serving as the multi-site church's interim after the termination of founding pastor Perry Noble.
Noble, in a Facebook video June 13, stated, "I am sorry that I allowed a dependency on alcohol. I ran to it other than Jesus for my comfort, and that was wrong … and I am going to do whatever it takes to make it right.
"I am checking into a treatment facility and going to work with some excellent ... Read More
BP LEDGER: July 14, 2016
Today's BP Ledger contains items regarding: Arabic Christian Conference; Criswell College; Modern English Version. Read More
Bible Study: July 17, 2016
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.
This week's Bible study is adapted from the YOU curriculum.
Bible Passages: Romans 1:18-19, 26-32; 3:23-24. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Pure dating
"Don't date a non-believer" is among the dating guidelines recommended by missions and evangelism professor Chuck Lawless. "A godly marriage is part of God's design in creation. Especially today, we need believers who stand up for God's standards in marriage," Lawless writes. "If you date, do it well. Honor Him -- you won't regret it." Read More
Abierta al público la réplica del Arca de NoéWILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (BP) -- Miles de simpatizantes y medios de comunicación bajaron a la población rural de Williamstown, Ky., a inicios de esta semana, para cortar el listón de apertura de la réplica de tamaño natural del arca de Noé. El parque temático Ark Encounter abre sus puertas al público hoy (7 de julio).
“Y si hay otro diluvio, ¿flotará?” gritó uno de los reporteros durante la conferencia de prensa el 5 de julio mientras nubes oscuras se extendían por el cielo encima de la propiedad ubicada en la carreta I-75.
“Muchas de las personas de los medios de comunicación me han preguntado si flotará y mi respuesta es esta: lea la Biblia,” respondió Ken Ham, presidente de Respuestas en Génesis, el ministerio que construyó el arca. Su respuesta provocó los aplausos del público. Read More
Tiroteo en Dallas produce 'inicio de reavivamiento'DALLAS (BP) -- Tener reuniones interraciales de oración, ministerio a los dolientes oficiales de policía en la sala de emergencia y auspiciar una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con la policía están entre las maneras en las que los bautistas del sur del área de Dallas han respondido al asesinato violento de cinco policías la semana pasada.
Los asesinatos del 7 de julio, aparentemente cometidos por un sujeto que según se dice le dijo a la policía que quería matar a gente blanca, ocurrió a los pocos días de que policías mataran a dos civiles bajo circunstancias cuestionables -- Alton Sterling de Baton Rouge, Luisiana, y Philando Castile del área de Minneapolis. Read More