Baptist Press Archive

Friday, August 25, 2017

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  • Hurricane Harvey: Southern Baptists urged to pray

    by SBTC, NAMB & BP Staff, posted Friday, August 25, 2017 (one year ago)

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    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (BP) -- Southern Baptists are calling for prayer in response to Hurricane Harvey that struck the Texas coast late Friday evening as a devastating Category 4 storm. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has declared a public health emergency in the state.

    Frank S. Page, SBC Executive Committee president and CEO, said in a statement, "Our prayers go out to the people of Texas in the massive flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Our Baptist disaster relief units will be the first on the scene to minister in a variety of ways. I call on Southern Baptists to pray and be ready to assist through giving and going. God bless Texas." Read More

  • Gospel vital to parenting, speakers at ERLC conference say

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, August 25, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Christian parents need the Gospel and grace-powered effort to rear children faithfully, a capacity crowd heard on the first day of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's 2017 national conference.

    About 1,300 people gathered Thursday (Aug. 24) for "Parenting: Christ-centered Parenting in a Complex World" at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. The three-day event will conclude Aug. 26.

    Parents are powerless without the Gospel, said J.D. Greear, lead pastor of The Summit ... Read More

  • Parenting about cross bearing, Moore tells ERLC crowd

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, August 25, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Cross-shaped parenting is marked by dependence on God and connection to other Christians, Russell Moore told a sellout audience at a Southern Baptist-sponsored conference Thursday (Aug. 24).

    Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, delivered the opening keynote address to about 1,300 people gathered for "Parenting: Christ-centered Parenting in a Complex World," the ERLC's 2017 national conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. The three-day event will conclude Aug. 26. Read More

  • Marijuana tourism site draws associations' focus

    by By David Roach, posted Friday, August 25, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NIPTON, Calif. (BP) -- A cannabis company's plan to turn a Southern California town into a marijuana-focused tourism destination has prompted two local Baptist associations to make it a destination for missions too.

    This month, the cannabis company American Green Inc. announced it is purchasing the entire 80-acre town of Nipton, Calif., along the California-Nevada state line, some 60 miles southwest of Las Vegas. American Green says it will develop Nipton into a "first-of-its-kind eco-tourism experience for conscious cannabis consumers," CNN reported. Read More

  • MOVIES: Refugee farmers & a dying church intersect

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Friday, August 25, 2017 (one year ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- Sometimes, love is signified through fervent prayer for others. Other times, it is expressed through sacrifice and deeds. "All Saints, " which premieres today (Aug. 25) in theaters nationwide, demonstrates the need for all three of these expressions of spiritual love.

    Especially in the context of the refugees we see on the news and read about so often these days.

    The faith-based drama is based on the true story of an Episcopalian priest ordered by ... Read More

  • SBC DIGEST: WMU's Carol Causey to retire; SEBTS launches degree program for inmates

    by WMU, SEBTS, Biblical Recorder & BP Staff, posted Friday, August 25, 2017 (one year ago)

    In today's SBC DIGEST: Carol Causey, director of national WMU's missions resource center, has announced her retirement, effective Sept. 15, after nearly 32 years of service; Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary begins a degree program for inmates at the Nash Correctional Institution in North Carolina. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: In the shadow of the steeples

    by Nathan Lorick, posted Friday, August 25, 2017 (one year ago)

    Nathan Lorick requests prayer for those who serve in denominational settings -- for their families and for their vision and innovation in assisting churches as they seek to fulfill Jesus' Great Commission. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: El eclipse total de sol

    by Oscar J. Fernandez, posted Friday, August 25, 2017 (one year ago)

    Toda la nación sabe que el lunes 21 de agosto hubo un eclipse total de sol que pudo ser observado en muchos lugares de nuestro país. De manera especial, la ciudad de Nashville y todo Middle Tennessee fueron de los lugares privilegiados que pudieron observar ... Read More

  • Floyd nombrado presidente del Día Nacional de Oración

    Por David Roach, posted Friday, August 25, 2017 (one year ago)

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    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP) -- El expresidente inmediato de la Convención Bautista del Sur, Ronnie Floyd ha sido designado presidente del grupo de trabajo del Día Nacional de Oración, anunció la organización hoy (22 de agosto).

    Floyd, quien continuará sirviendo como pastor de Cross Church en el noroeste de Arkansas, escribió en una publicación de blog que anunciaba su última asignación ministerial: "En esta desesperada y urgente hora cuando la confusión y la división son evidentes en Estados Unidos y las amenazas a la seguridad son hechas en contra de Estados Unidos, es imperativo que hagamos todo lo posible para movilizar una oración pública unificada por Estados Unidos. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: El eclipse total de sol

    Oscar J. Fernandez, posted Friday, August 25, 2017 (one year ago)

    Toda la nación sabe que el lunes 21 de agosto hubo un eclipse total de sol que pudo ser observado en muchos lugares de nuestro país. De manera especial, la ciudad de Nashville y todo Middle Tennessee fueron de los lugares privilegiados que pudieron observar ... Read More