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Friday, September 01, 2017

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  • Ala. coach finds Christ, renews football zeal

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 01, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    OPP, Ala. (BP) -- Former University of Alabama football coach Mike DuBose says his two favorite words in the Bible are "but God" in Ephesians 2:4.

    He believes the description of spiritual transformation those words introduce mirrors the work of God he has experienced, beginning toward the end of a trying stint nearly two decades ago as leader of one of college football's winningest programs.

    "If it wasn't for the 'but God' moment," DuBose, 64, told Baptist Press, "there wouldn't have been a rebirth and old things passing away and all things becoming new." Read More

  • Baptist crews on site; Trump calls nation to prayer

    by Jane Rodgers /Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Friday, September 01, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (BP) -- A half-dozen Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) rumbled through the parking lot of Annaville Baptist Church in Corpus Christi.

    Both at noon Thursday (Aug. 31) and then again in sweltering temperatures at 4 p.m., the ERVs picked up more than 2,500 meals each time prepared by Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Disaster Relief feeding volunteers for distribution to victims of Hurricane Harvey in communities along the Gulf Coast. Read More

  • Trump meets with SBC's Ezell, other relief leaders

    by Mike Ebert, posted Friday, September 01, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- President Donald Trump met with leaders of the three largest disaster relief organizations in the United States at the White House today (Sept. 1) to discuss relief efforts in south Texas in the wake of historic flooding and other damage left by Hurricane Harvey.

    Included at the meeting were Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR), represented by North American Mission Board (NAMB) President Kevin Ezell; American Red Cross, represented by the group's president, Gail McGovern; and the Salvation Army, represented by Col. David Hudson, the group's USA national chief secretary. Read More

  • Moore joins call for 'solution' for childhood immigrants

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 01, 2017 (7 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore is among a coalition of evangelicals urging government leaders not to deport individuals brought to the United States illegally when they were children.

    "It is long past time for Congress to work together to find a workable solution for our broken immigration system -- especially for the hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to our country by their parents," Moore said according to an Aug. 30 press release from Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT), a coalition of eight evangelical organizations, including the ERLC, that attempts to address ... Read More

  • LifeWay, WMU commit to helping Houston-area churches recover

    by Staff, posted Friday, September 01, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey to Houston-area churches, LifeWay Christian Resources and Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) were among those this week offering support through the recovery process.

    LifeWay announced Friday (Sept. 1) the organization is preparing to send Bibles and resources to the Houston area. And National Woman's Missionary Union and the WMU Foundation have announced they will assist hurricane victims with a $5,000 HEART (Humanitarian Emergency Aid for Rebuilding Tomorrow) Fund grant. Read More

  • 9/11 petition seeks annual prayer, fasting, repentance

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, September 01, 2017 (7 months ago)

    PITTSBURGH (BP) -- The interdenominational Christian group "In God We Trust" has collected more than 97,000 signatures in petitioning President Donald Trump to declare Sept. 11 an annual day of prayer, fasting and repentance.

    Driven by II Chronicles 7:14, the initiative seeks to "redeem the day" of Sept. 11, 2001, from the evil that took nearly 3,000 lives, and to return it to a confidence in God, said Don Black, founder of the two-year-old "In God We Trust" ministry leading the initiative.

    "With the growing threat of terror at home and around the world, this is the time for ... Read More

  • LABOR DAY: Your work matters

    by Michael Kelley, posted Friday, September 01, 2017 (7 months ago)

    Michael Kelley ponders the question, Does our work really matter? Remember, he writes, that "God is sovereign. You are created in His image. He is making you more like Jesus. And He is providing for the good of others through your job." Read More

  • EDITORIAL: La compasión: una marca central de Jesús y sus seguidores

    by Octavio J. Esqueda, posted Friday, September 01, 2017 (7 months ago)

    La compasión debe ser sentimiento esencial de aquellos que se dicen seguidores de Jesucristo. La palabra compasión significa "sufrir juntos" y es un sentimiento que se manifiesta al percibir y comprender el sufrimiento de los demás y, por lo tanto ... Read More