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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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  • Dads use Gospel Project to disciple their sons

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, September 29, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Bob Leverone
    DENVER, N.C. (BP) -- About once a month, a group of fathers and sons gather for barbecue, basketball and the Bible at the Charlotte-area Denver Baptist Church in North Carolina.

    The concerned fathers wanted to spend time helping their sons learn how to better follow Jesus, so they started meeting a few years ago. Read More

  • Multicultural church plant grows in Lansing

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Tuesday, September 29, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Kingdom Life Church Photo
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The American way of life has progressed in many ways over the years: from horseback to automobile; from outhouse to indoor plumbing; and from slavery to the election of a black president.

    While unity between blacks and whites has proven to be successful at work, in schools, in restaurants, and at drinking fountains, in most cases the local church has failed to ... Read More

  • Reformation distinctives addressed by scholars

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Tuesday, September 29, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photos by Emil Handke, SBTS
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- While Pope Francis visited the United States for the first time, leading evangelical scholars defended the "Five Solas," central themes of the Reformation, at the 2015 Theology Conference at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    With the approaching 500th anniversary in 2017 of Martin Luther's nailing of the 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, the signature moment of the Protestant Reformation, speakers at ... Read More

  • WMU trains job corps leaders, issues awards

    by Staff/WMU, posted Tuesday, September 29, 2015 (3 years ago)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The National Woman's Missionary Union in Birmingham, Ala., hosted 2015 training for more than 160 coordinators and leaders of its Christian job corps ministry sites.

    The Christian Women's Job Corps (CWJC) and Christian Men's Job Corps (CMJC) national training offered sessions on topics including leadership styles, workforce development, conflict resolution and working with those in poverty. Read More

  • Requirements loosened for Va. abortion facilities

    by Courtney Crandell/WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, September 29, 2015 (3 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Virginia's State Board of Health voted Sept. 17 to weaken abortion facility regulations instituted four years ago. The move sends the state on a trajectory opposite that of others that are responding to allegations of illegal activity in undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress.

    Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe promised to be a "brick wall" for abortion rights during his campaign and has systematically ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The mentally disabled & heaven

    by Keith Sanders, posted Tuesday, September 29, 2015 (3 years ago)

    KELLER, Texas (BP) -- Do the mentally disabled go to heaven when they die? Texas pastor Keith Sanders shares his thoughts -- and his reliance on God's mercy for his daughter. Read More