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Thursday, September 07, 2017

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  • Baptist camp welcomes treatment facilities' residents

    by Jane Rodgers & JC Davies/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Thursday, September 07, 2017 (19 days ago)

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    LATHAM SPRINGS, Texas (BP) -- When Hurricane Harvey forced two residential treatment facilities for adolescents and young adults to flee the Houston area, a Baptist camp became their temporary home.

    Pam Reed, executive director of nonprofit Devereux Texas, called Latham Springs Camp and Conference Center, located 25 miles northwest of Waco, since, after all, it had twice provided shelter during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Ike in 2008. Read More

  • Man finds renewal after prison for church burnings

    by Grace Thornton/The Alabama Baptist, posted Thursday, September 07, 2017 (18 days ago)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Ben Moseley is a little older, the creases in his face a little deeper since he and two of his buddies set fire to some Baptist churches in Alabama on a night of binge drinking 11 years ago.

    He watched 10 birthdays pass while he was behind bars. He woke up every morning of his 20s shaking off the emotions of dreams where everything was normal -- life before the day he flicked that lighter. The things he'd done, the things he'd lost and the things he'd taken from others were always in the back of his mind. Read More

  • Conflicting rulings on prayer may open door to SCOTUS

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, September 07, 2017 (18 days ago)

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    CINCINNATI, Ohio (BP) -- Two conflicting 2017 court rulings in cases challenging public prayer at government meetings increase the chance of a U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the issue, religious liberty advocate Ken Klukowski said today (Sept. 7).

    The Board of Commissioners in Jackson County, Mich., may legally open its meetings with sectarian prayers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit said Sept. 6. The decision is contrary to a July 14 ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which said the Rowan County (North Carolina) Board of Commissioners' similar practice was "unconstitutionally coercive." Read More

  • GOP urged to keep promise to defund PPFA

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, September 07, 2017 (18 days ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has joined other pro-life leaders in telling congressional Republicans it is "well past time to deliver" on their promise to defund Planned Parenthood.

    The Sept. 5 letter -- sent to all the GOP members of Congress -- urges them to adopt legislation that would remove most of the federal funding received by Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates, which perform more than one-third of the abortions in the United States. The country's leading abortion provider has received more than $550 million annually in government grants and reimbursements in recent years. Read More

  • Seminary Reformation tours leave pastors inspired

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, September 07, 2017 (18 days ago)

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    WITTENBERG, Germany (BP) -- Renewed commitments to expository preaching and teaching theology were among pastors' takeaways this summer from Reformation tours of Europe led by Southern Baptist Convention seminaries.

    "After going and seeing the tour of Martin Luther [sites] -- all that went into his life, the risks he took -- why would you ever do anything other than preach the Bible?" said Clint Pressley, a North Carolina pastor who participated in Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's Land of Luther Study Tour in Germany Aug. 14-21. Read More

  • Bible Study: Sept. 10, 2017

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, September 07, 2017 (18 days ago)

    This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Flood relief in Jesus' name

    by Diana Davis, posted Thursday, September 07, 2017 (19 days ago)

    With Hurricane Harvey's devastation still vivid and deep -- and Hurricane Irma looming -- Diana Davis underscores the importance of aiding storm survivors in Jesus' name. Read More

  • La Petición 9/11 desea que haya anualmente oración, ayuno, arrepentimiento

    Por Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, September 07, 2017 (19 days ago)

    PITTSBURG, Penn. (BP) -- El grupo cristiano interdenominacional "In God We Trust" ha recaudado más de 97,000 firmas para pedir al presidente Donald Trump que declare el 11 de septiembre como un día nacional de oración, ayuno y arrepentimiento.

    Con base el II de Crónicas 7:14, la iniciativa desea "redimir el día" del 11 de septiembre del 2001 de la maldad que cobró la vida de casi 3,000 personas, y reenfocarlo en la confianza en Dios, dijo Don Black, fundador del ministerio "In God We Trust," -- que cumple dos años -- y es el líder de la iniciativa.

    "Con la creciente amenaza del terror a nivel nacional y por todo el mundo, este ... Read More

  • PC Nacional 4.2% arriba de proyección HLF

    Por el personal , posted Thursday, September 07, 2017 (19 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Las contribuciones hasta la fecha a las misiones y ministerios nacionales e internacionales de la Convención Bautista del Sur recibidos por el Comité Ejecutivo de la CBS durante los 11 meses del año fiscal actual están 4.20 por ciento por arriba de la proyección del Presupuesto de Asignaciones del Programa Cooperativo de la CBS hasta la fecha, y están 0.77 por ciento por debajo de las contribuciones recibidas durante el mismo período del año pasado, de acuerdo con el comunicado de prensa del presidente y director ejecutivo del Comité Ejecutivo de la CBS, Frank S. Page. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: El Día de la Reforma

    Peter Citelli, posted Thursday, September 07, 2017 (19 days ago)

    Hace ya 500 años en 1517, Martín Lutero clavó sus 95 tesis en la puerta de la iglesia del palacio en Wittenberg, Alemania, dando lugar al inicio de la Reforma Protestante.

    Este monje agustino quien era un profesor de teología de la Universidad ... Read More

  • Irma pone en alerta a AD de los bautistas en medio de ayuda por Harvey

    Por Brandon Elrod y Diana Chandler , posted Thursday, September 07, 2017 (19 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- El segundo mayor huracán que amenaza EE.UU. en dos semanas tiene a los bautistas del sur y a sus compañeros activamente preparándose para responder al huracán Irma, incluso cuando lo esfuerzos para la recuperación de Harvey va para largo tiempo.

    Con las inundaciones todavía en algunas partes de Texas, e Irma de categoría 5 agitándose, el presidente Trump ha declarado estado de emergencia en Florida, Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes Estadounidenses.

    Los equipos de alivio en desastre de los bautistas del sur se preparan para hacerle frente al reto de responder a ambas tormentas. Read More