Baptist Press Archive

Friday, September 06, 2013

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  • Abortion clinic closings on rise in U.S., 44 tallied year to date

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, September 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    Photo courtesy of 40 Days for Life and Coalition for Life
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- For Abby Johnson, the closing of a single Planned Parenthood center demonstrated her dramatic reversal from abortion clinic director to leading pro-life advocate. Read More

  • San Antonio LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance passes 8-3, criticized as 'unprecedented'

    by Jerry Pierce & David Roach/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Friday, September 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    SAN ANTONIO (BP) -- The San Antonio City Council passed by an 8-3 vote a controversial ordinance Thursday (Sept. 5) by which city officials can be removed from office and businesses made liable if they demonstrate "a bias in word or deed" on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Read More

  • SBC ethicists: Criteria for 'just war' not met

    by Gregory Tomlin, posted Friday, September 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    White House photo by Pete Souza
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The use of chemical weapons against civilians is a human tragedy with moral urgency, but the United States should not intervene in Syria because the conditions for a "just war" have not been met, according to two Southern Baptist ethicists. Read More

  • Syrian refugees thankful for hunger assistance

    by Mark Kelly, posted Friday, September 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    BGR photo
    MIDDLE EAST (BP) -- At home in Syria, he was a lawyer. Today, he is a refugee in a neighboring country, looking for any type of work to support his wife and children and his nieces and nephews who had fled the country -- 20 in all. Read More

  • 'Battle Plan' to equip men in pornography fight

    by Erin Roach, posted Friday, September 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    MOBILE, Ala. (BP) -- A church in south Alabama is taking action to stop the scourge of pornography by hosting a men's event called "Battle Plan" to speak frankly about what must be done to equip believers for victory. Read More

  • EC, LifeWay named in Glorieta lessees' suit

    by Erin Roach, posted Friday, September 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention, its Executive Committee, LifeWay Christian Resources and a long list of trustees and staff members have been named in a lawsuit over the sale of the Glorieta Conference Center to a Christian ministry, Glorieta 2.0. Read More

  • Youth pastors join in call to prayer

    by Sharayah Colter, posted Friday, September 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    "We just sensed the need to pray simultaneously alongside our senior pastors."

    -- Ark. youth pastor Keith Harmon

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Youth pastors are joining in to pray for revival and spiritual awakening.

    Sparked by plans for a senior pastor prayer meeting Sept. 30–Oct. 1 in Southlake, Texas ... Read More

  • FIRST PERSON: 'Need Kidney 4 Wife'

    by Kelly Boggs, posted Friday, September 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    In a day when people concoct almost any excuse for failing to keep a commitment, and would rather give up than give all, someone like Larry Swilling stands out. This 78-year-old's fruitful attempts to find a kidney donor for Jimmie Sue, his wife of 55 years, provide a living picture of true love and self-reliance, Kelly Boggs writes. Read More

  • CALL TO PRAYER: Let us pray for our family

    by Roger S. "Sing" Oldham, posted Friday, September 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    In this week's call to prayer, Roger S. Oldham encourages us to pray for our families. Oldham offers Paul's prayer in Philippians 1:9-11 as a model prayer for family, pointing to four elements of Paul's prayer that reveal a dynamic, positive illustration of how to pray for those we love the most. Read More

  • Los hispanos servirán como misioneros interculturales

    Por Kate Gregory, posted Friday, September 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    ROCKVILLE, Va. (BP) -- Los fideicomisarios de la Junta de Misiones Internacionales (IMB, por sus siglas en inglés) aprobaron el lanzamiento de una nueva iniciativa llamada Proyecto Kairos para movilizar a los hispanos bautistas del sur a servir como misioneros interculturales.

    Servirán en roles estratégicos por todo el mundo donde sus habilidades en el idioma y afinidades culturales proveerán un mayor acceso para alcanzar a otros con el Evangelio. Kairos es una palabra griega que significa "en el momento oportuno."

    La aprobación fue otorgada durante la reunión de los fideicomisarios en el Centro Internacional de Aprendizaje en Rockville, Va., el 27 y 28 de agosto.

    Los hispanos son uno de los segmentos que crece más rápidamente en la comunidad evangélica en los EE UU, incluyendo dentro de los bautistas del sur. Se calcula que la cantidad de iglesias bautistas hispanas se duplique para el 2020, hasta llegar a ser 7,000.

    La IMB está buscando solicitantes calificados para el Proyecto Kairos dentro de la categoría de servicio misionero en el International Service Corps (ISC). Los periodos más comunes en el ISC son de dos a tres años. Se anticipa que servirán en Europa, el centro, sureste y sur de Asia y en Latinoamérica.

    Actualmente se están aceptando solicitudes para el Proyecto Kairos a través de la página de internet de la imb.org. Dentro de la solicitud en línea, escriba "Proyecto Kairos" en la opción titulada, "Tipo de Trabajo Misionero Preferido." Read More

  • El gobierno federal se rinde ante política de marihuana

    Por Tom Strode, posted Friday, September 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- La administración Obama ha ondeado la bandera blanca en la guerra a las drogas al decidir no rebatir las leyes estatales que legalizan la marihuana para el uso recreativo, dice un bautista del sur experto en política pública. Read More

  • Walmart extiende beneficios a parejas del mismo sexo

    Por el personal, posted Friday, September 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BP) -- Walmart ofrecerá beneficios de salud a las parejas casadas o no casadas del mismo sexo de todos los empleados de tiempo completo en EE.UU. a partir de enero, ha anunciado el empleador privado más grande de la nación. Read More

  • Beca de NAMB financia alcance global

    Por Tobin Perry, posted Friday, September 06, 2013 (5 years ago)

    TORONTO (BP) -- El iniciador de iglesias Randall Edwards* no solamente tenía en mente los 6 millones de personas del área metropolitana de Toronto cuando se trasladó a la ciudad hace siete meses. Tenía en mente a todo el mundo, vislumbrado en la población de Toronto que dice tiene un 52 por ciento de inmigrantes. Read More