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Friday, August 12, 2016

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  • Olympics: U.S. swimmer Simone Manuel gives 'all glory to God'

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Friday, August 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    RIO DE JANEIRO (BP) -- Simone Manuel became the first African American to win an individual medal in swimming on Thursday (Aug. 11) when she won gold in the women's 100-meter freestyle, and she was quick to credit the Lord for that accomplishment.

    "All I can say is all glory to God," Manuel said through tears in a post-race interview. "It's definitely been a long journey these past four years. I'm just so blessed to have a gold medal ... I'm just so blessed." Read More

  • Olympics: Triple jumper ready for big leap

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Friday, August 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    RIO DE JANEIRO (BP) -- Will Claye's journey to the Rio Olympics began with heartbreak. He thought he had qualified in the long jump during the Olympic team trials in July. He even took a victory lap.

    But he was wrong.

    "It took a lot of prayers and a lot of my family, my agent, old coaches just uplifting me and letting me know that this is in God's plan," Claye told Baptist Press. "It was something that I couldn't control and was something that I just had to let go because you can't ever really look back and say that God's plan is wrong." Read More

  • Censoring Islamic sermons new anti-jihad tactic

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, August 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

    BORNO, Nigeria (BP) -- The governor of Boko Haram's birthplace Borno has formed a board to monitor and censor Islamic preaching in hopes of preventing the jihadists from spreading violent Islamism and recruiting fighters, Nigeria's Channels TV reported. Read More

  • NYC & Arizona church plants get boost from Kentucky

    by Alison Pulliam/Kentucky Today, posted Friday, August 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

    MAYFIELD, Ky. (BP) -- A Kentucky congregation gave an eye-popping $118,000 in a single day to support church plants in Arizona and New York.

    First Baptist Church in Mayfield collected the offering during its Founder's Day service Aug. 7 to share the Gospel with Native Americans on reservations in the desert Southwest and with urbanites in the nation's largest city.

    Senior pastor Wes Fowler, who has visited many of the areas where the churches are being planted, noted their desperate need the Gospel. Read More

  • Wholeness, healing for women goal of drama ministry

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, August 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- A ministry leader receives a troubling medical diagnosis. A preteen is sexually abused by a grown man her mother had introduced as an uncle. A married mother considers adopting until she learns she's already pregnant with her second child.

    These female characters expressing pain are among more than 20 personalities presented in original monologues of Morgan Avery McCoy, a 29-year-old Christian speaker, author and actress in Richmond, Va. McCoy offers the love of Christ as the answer to challenges many women face in contemporary life. Read More

  • BOATWRIGHT: Not watching the news?

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Friday, August 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Despite a preponderance of bad news that tempts many to just forgo the evening broadcasts, Phil Boatwright urges vigilance in watching and assessing news broadcasts with guidance from the Holy Spirit. Read More

  • Olimpiadas: Dúo de clavadistas gana plata, le dan crédito a Cristo

    Por Tim Ellsworth, posted Friday, August 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    RÍO DE JANEIRO (BP) -- Los clavadistas estadounidenses David Boudia y Steele Johnson se han conocido durante 10 años, desde que el adolescente Boudia llevaba a Johnson, de 10 años, a practicar cada día.

    El lunes (9 de agosto), Boudia hizo equipo con ese "pequeño y risueño niño del asiento de atrás," como recordó a Johnson, para ganar medalla de plata en el salto sincronizado de plataforma de 10 metros. Read More

  • Alcance de Oración 11 de septiembre destaca año 'crítico'

    Por Diana Chandler, posted Friday, August 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

    CLEVELAND, Tennessee (BP) -- En el 15º aniversario del más mortal ataque terrorista en la historia de EE.UU., los bautistas del sur están siendo instados a unirse en oración a cientos de miles de cristianos de muchas denominaciones y etnicidades por un despertar cristiano en la nación. Read More

  • Pediatras dicen que la transición de género entre adolescentes es dañina

    Por David Roach, posted Friday, August 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Una asociación de pediatras ha dado a conocer un artículo de investigación citando evidencia científica que dice que es dañino permitir que los adolescentes confusos sobre su género, lo reemplacen con el sexo opuesto a través de la cirugía o la terapia hormonal. Read More