Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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  • Prayer plea for Syrian, Iraqi Christians voiced by Floyd

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd added the crisis in Iraq and Syria alongside his continuing plea for prayer for spiritual awakening when he delivered his first address to the SBC Executive Committee Monday (Sept. 22) in Nashville. Read More

  • Page: CP rebounding despite challenges

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The average Cooperative Program gift from churches has rebounded from a low of 5.41 percent of undesignated receipts, and there are indications that Southern Baptists feel renewed interest in cooperative ministry endeavors, Frank S. Page said in his report to the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Sept. 22. Read More

  • 'Third way' church disfellowshipped from SBC

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Acting on behalf of the Southern Baptist Convention, its Executive Committee has withdrawn fellowship from a California church where some members, including the pastor, believe that "same-sex marriage can be blessed by God." Read More

  • Lack of Senate vote 'disgrace,' says Moore

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (2 years ago)

    "I find it appalling."

    -- Russell D. Moore

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Senate's failure to vote on an ambassador for international religious freedom before adjourning for eight weeks essentially to campaign is "a disgrace," said Southern Baptist public policy leader Russell D. Moore. Read More

  • Evangelical atop Brazil's presidential race

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (2 years ago)

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    BRASÍLIA, Brazil (BP) -- An evangelical who belongs to a leftist political party but takes conservative positions on social issues like abortion and illicit drug legalization holds a slight lead in polling prior to Brazil's presidential election. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Presence, but no witness

    by Jimmy Draper, posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (2 years ago)

    EULESS, Texas (BP) -- Here is an impossible dream: to think we can change our nation and our world simply by being present without being passionate and evangelistic in our faith and actions. Read More