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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

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  • WORLDVIEW: 'God is bigger than your cancer'

    by Erich Bridges, posted Wednesday, September 09, 2015 (3 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Missions writer Erich Bridges recounts how friends rallied in love and support when his wife was diagnosed with cancer. "God is bigger than cancer or anything else you're facing," he says. "If you didn't know that, His loving children will remind you." Read More

  • North Korea pressured on human rights

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, September 09, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention's adoption of a resolution this summer on "religious persecution and human rights violations in North Korea" has coincided with what the resolution's originator calls a renewed international challenge to the nation.

    North Korea -- named by persecution watchdog Open Doors as the world's worst persecutor of Christians for the past 13 years -- has sent thousands of Christians to its political prison camps, estimated at 50,000-70,000 by Open Doors. Read More

  • Boy allowed in girls' locker room sparks protest

    by Daniel James Devine/WORLD News Service, posted Wednesday, September 09, 2015 (3 years ago)

    HILLSBORO, Mo. (BP) -- A Missouri high school is in the national spotlight after a transgender student -- born male but identifying as female -- requested permission to use the girls' locker rooms and restrooms this year.

    On Aug. 31, about 150 students walked out of classes to protest allowing the student to use female facilities. Read More

  • Prepare for temptation, Ezell says on marriage

    by Erin Roach, posted Wednesday, September 09, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As Christ-followers seek to uphold their marriage vows in an adultery-ridden culture, a Southern Baptist entity head shared some ways to prepare for temptation.

    "Temptation is inevitable. You are going to be tempted," Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, said as he preached earlier this year at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., where he has been serving as interim pastor. Read More

  • Family speaks out about professor's suicide

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Wednesday, September 09, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- The family of Baptist professor and pastor John Gibson is calling his death a suicide connected to the Ashley Madison website hack.

    By openly discussing the circumstances surrounding his death, including a CNN interview that aired Tuesday (Sept. 8), the Gibsons hope to help other families find forgiveness and reconciliation. Gibson served for 17 years as a professor at Leavell College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's undergraduate college. Read More

  • Fayetteville voters approve LGBT anti-discrimination law

    by Caleb Yarbrough/Arkansas Baptist News, posted Wednesday, September 09, 2015 (3 years ago)

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BP) -- Fayetteville citizens voted to ratify the city's Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance -- that now protects the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community -- by a slim margin Tuesday (Sept. 8).

    Originally passed by the city council June 16, the law is a revised version of a law that the council passed in August 2014 and was then repealed by a popular vote last December. Read More