Baptist Press Archive

Friday, July 14, 2017

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  • Church's Judgment House focuses on drug overdose issue

    by Mark Maynard/Kentucky Today, posted Friday, July 14, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo courtesy of Kentucky Today/Mark Maynard
    ASHLAND, Ky. (BP) -- For Pastor Jeremy Couture, focusing on the consequences of a drug overdose was an obvious theme for Unity Baptist Church's latest Judgment House presentation.

    The choice of a drug overdose was taken "from the daily headlines in the news," he said.

    Drug abuse in northeastern Kentucky is at an epidemic level with Boyd County being the No. 3 county in the state -- behind much larger Jefferson and Fayette ... Read More

  • Oval Office prayer gathering 'encouraging,' 'humbling'

    by David Roach, posted Friday, July 14, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo courtesy of Johnnie Moore.
    WASHINGTON (BP) – Participants in an impromptu Oval Office prayer meeting have described the experience as "encouraging," "humbling" and in keeping with Scripture's command to pray for government leaders.

    According to media reports, some 30 evangelical leaders were involved in the 10 gathering, which included laying hands on President Trump at the Resolute desk and prayers voiced by charismatic pastor Rodney Howard-Browne and immediate past Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd. Read More

  • Eugene Peterson clarifies comments on homosexuality

    by David Roach, posted Friday, July 14, 2017 (one month ago)

    Author Eugene Peterson, known for "The Message" paraphrase of Scripture, has clarified his beliefs about homosexuality, stating he affirms "a biblical view of marriage" and would not perform a same-sex wedding. Read More

  • Refugee of communist China plants churches in Okla.

    by Daniel Woodman, posted Friday, July 14, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo by John Stroup.
    TULSA, Okla. (BP) -- Outgoing National Asian American Fellowship President Ted Lam has a dream of unprecedented Asian church planting in the U.S., and he has a plan to accomplish it.

    His personal testimony of escape from communist China is a tool to help him carry out that plan.

    After serving more than a decade as a church planting leader with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Lam was elected in 2016 as the first president ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: A family of churches

    by Curtis Cook, posted Friday, July 14, 2017 (one month ago)

    Curtis Cook, at each Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting he attends, gains renewed appreciation for a family of churches that can "lock arms together for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ." Read More

  • EDITORIAL: La Reforma y las indulgencias, pasadas y actuales

    by Octavio J. Esqueda, posted Friday, July 14, 2017 (one month ago)

    En este año se celebra alrededor del mundo los 500 años del inicio de lo que se conoce como La Reforma protestante. El 31 de octubre de 1517 el monje agustino Martín Lutero clavó en la puerta de la Iglesia del Castillo en Wittenberg en Alemania 95 tesis en las que criticaba abiertamente las ventas de ... Read More