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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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  • See You At the Pole launches 'I Am Hope' outreach

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- An estimated million or more students in the U.S. and 63 foreign countries publicly gathered around school flagpoles this morning (Sept. 28) and prayed to the Lord Jesus Christ.

    The annual See You At the Pole (SYATP) interdenominational Christian outreach is augmented this year with the launch of the I Am Hope outreach leading up to the Oct. 21 release of the film "I'm Not Ashamed." Read More

  • Study: Americans love God & Bible, fuzzy on details

    by Bob Smietana, posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Americans apparently don't know much about theology, according to a study released today (Sept. 28). Most say God wrote the Bible. But they're not sure everything in it is true.

    Six in 10 say everyone eventually goes to heaven, but half say only those who believe in Jesus will be saved. And while 7 in 10 say there's only one true God -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit -- two-thirds say God accepts worship of all faiths. Read More

  • Roy Moore trial leaves supporters hopeful

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP) -- As Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore stood trial today (Sept. 28) on charges he defied federal court rulings on same-sex marriage, an attorney for the Alabama Baptist Convention's public policy auxiliary said he was "optimistic" Moore would retain his job.

    Rules of the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC), the nine-judge panel before which Moore was tried, state that failure to issue a ruling within 10 days "shall constitute an acquittal." A unanimous ruling is required to remove him from office, though a six-judge majority may impose lesser penalties. Read More

  • Mexico's persecuted Christians draw 'historic first'

    by Julia A. Seymour/WORLD News Service, posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    MEXICO (BP) -- Evangelical Christians in rural villages of southern Mexico have suffered persecution for decades.

    For many years, their suffering went unnoticed except by persecution watchdog groups like Christian Solidarity Worldwide, International Christian Concern (ICC), Open Doors, and Voice of the Martyrs. Read More

  • 'Modern Family' debuts transgender child character

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- An 8-year-old girl who lives as a transgender boy will appear on tonight's (Sept. 28) episode of ABC's "Modern Family," portraying a transgender friend of Lily, the daughter of the show's leading gay couple, the series' director has announced.

    Modern Family Director Ryan Case identifies the show's first openly transgender actor on Twitter, saying, "He's 8 years old, from Atlanta, and just happens to be transgender. He plays Lily's friend Tom in this week's Modern Family." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Every church can evangelize

    by Ernest L. Easley, posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Churches must look for ways to evangelize, Ernest Easley writes, "or we will fossilize." In everyday life, "we need to begin seeing people like Jesus sees people: lost, lonely, hurting, empty and in need of salvation," the college evangelism professor writes. Read More