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Video highlights Southern Baptists in ColumbusCOLUMBUS, 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.
Planned Parenthood, in new video, prices baby parts
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
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 rulingWASHINGTON (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 cancerRICHMOND, 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
FROM THE STATES: Ariz., Mo., Ark. evangelism/missions news; 'Our goal is to strengthen our women so they'll be victorious instead of vulnerable'
Today's From the States features items from:
The Pathway (Missouri)
Arkansas Baptist News Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Taqiyya, Imam Madhi & the Iran deal
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