Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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  • Video highlights Southern Baptists in Columbus

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, July 21, 2015 (2 years ago)

    BP file photo by Adam Covington
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- "Were you able to join us at the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention in Columbus, Ohio?" SBC President Ronnie Floyd asked on his blog July 20.

    "If so, you will remember some of these moments," Floyd wrote in introducing an "SBC 2015 Video Recap". Read More

  • Planned Parenthood, in new video, prices baby parts

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, July 21, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A second undercover video released today (July 21) by the Center for Medical Progress appears to show a Planned Parenthood doctor negotiating the price of baby parts obtained through abortion and discussing the possibility of varying abortion procedures to harvest intact organs. Read More

  • Bill waives visa fees for stalled adoptions

    by Abby Reese/WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, July 21, 2015 (2 years ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Steven and Alyssa Sieb have been waiting three years to adopt a child. While doing humanitarian work overseas, the couple met a little girl at an orphanage in Ethiopia. She was abandoned at birth, and the Siebs wanted to give her a home. But it's unlikely she will ever come to America because the Ethiopian government has said it will not approve adoptions from the region in which the orphanage is located. Read More

  • Death penalty debate rekindled by SCOTUS ruling

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, July 21, 2015 (2 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- A Supreme Court ruling that Oklahoma's method of lethal injection does not constitute "cruel and unusual punishment" has rekindled discussion of capital punishment among evangelicals and the high court's nine justices. Read More

  • Jeannie Elliff dies at 69 of cancer

    by Tess Rivers, posted Tuesday, July 21, 2015 (2 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Jeannie Elliff, wife of former IMB President Tom Elliff, died July 20 at her home in Oklahoma City following a long struggle with cancer. She was 69.

    "The entire IMB family and I praise God for Jeannie Elliff," said IMB President David Platt. "To use Paul's words from 2 Corinthians 6:10, we are filled with sorrowful rejoicing at the news of her passing. We grieve with Tom, the Elliff family, and countless friends who have known and loved this woman of prayer and model of faith." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Taqiyya, Imam Madhi & the Iran deal

    by Ayman Ibrahim, posted Tuesday, July 21, 2015 (2 years ago)

    The nuclear deal with Iran "naively ignores serious ideological Muslim Shiite beliefs," seminary professor Ayuman Ibrahim writes. Two key examples, Ibrahim notes, are a Shiite principle for concealing one's true beliefs (called taqiyya) and an apocalyptic expectation of a Shiite messiah. Read More