Baptist Press Archive

Monday, September 25, 2017

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  • Russia remains formidable challenge for evangelism

    by Grace Thornton, posted Monday, September 25, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Photo by Marc Ira Hooks
    DALLAS (BP) -- Thirteen photos -- a wide palette of Russian faces -- hang on the walls of Marc Ira Hooks' office.

    One is an elderly man in Sochi, the Russian city that hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics. Another is a young boy more than 5,700 miles away in eastern Siberia, face wrapped in fur. And there are more faces, covering the miles, cities and people groups in between.

    They're the faces of the vast need for Christ in Russia, said Hooks, associate ... Read More

  • Prayer vigils held after church shooting

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, September 25, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Prayer services continued Monday (Sept. 25) as Nashville mourned Sunday's mass shooting at an area church that killed one and injured eight others including the pastor at the close of morning worship.

    Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, the site of the shooting, held a prayer vigil Monday at 7 p.m. on the outskirts of its front lawn in Antioch, the church said on its Facebook page. The church noted its sanctuary is still an active crime scene.

    "We are beyond grateful for the enormous outpouring of love and compassion we ... Read More

  • Scientists poke holes in natural selection

    by Julie Borg/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, September 25, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- The Darwinian concept of natural selection seems pretty straightforward: The most fit survive and pass their genes on to their offspring, while unfit organisms die off. But new research, published in the Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, shows survival is a lot more complicated, and natural selection is neither clear-cut nor provable.

    The researchers, who study natural selection as it relates to infectious diseases, explained the theory does not account for environmental changes. Read More

  • Mohler's The Briefing tackles cultural questions

    by Zachary Ball and RuthAnne Irvin , posted Monday, September 25, 2017 (5 months ago)

    LOUSIVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- He could just as likely be in Louisville, Ky., or somewhere in Germany. But no matter the time or place, setting up a recording studio in hotel rooms, or using his in-office studio, R. Albert Mohler Jr. records The Briefing five days a week.

    And that reliability has paid off for the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    With its eighth season well underway, the daily podcast has reached a record ... Read More

  • FROM THE COLLEGES: Williams to rename as a university; OBU women's soccer competes in Asia & England; ...

    by Baptist college, BP Staff, posted Monday, September 25, 2017 (5 months ago)

    In today's From the Colleges: Williams Baptist College; Oklahoma Baptist University; California Baptist University; Louisiana College.

    Williams Baptist College to be renamed as a university; Oklahoma Baptist University Lady Bison soccer team competes in west Asia and Europe; California Baptist University students provide health care in East Africa, China and Philippines; Louisiana College faculty's book study integrates faith and learning. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Responding to criticism

    by Shane Pruitt, posted Monday, September 25, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Criticism can be faced in a healthy way, Shane Pruitt writes, noting that it doesn't have to make Christians to "lay down in defeat, doubt or discouragement." Read More