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Thursday, October 04, 2018

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  • TRUSTEES: Record AAEO, new VPs top NAMB agenda

    by Mike Ebert, posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Hayley Catt/NAMB
    NEW YORK (BP) -- North American Mission Board (NAMB) trustees meeting Oct. 1-2 in New York City were the first to hear that Southern Baptists gave an all-time record high to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions in 2018. Kevin Ezell, NAMB's president, announced the record $61.1 million offering to the group Monday evening (Oct. 1).

    "We are so thankful to not only break $60 million but to break $61 million at the same time," Ezell told trustees. "We are indebted to you and to your pastors and what an incredible thing that is." See Baptist Press report on the record Annie Offering. Read More

  • Kavanaugh, Ford & my Sunday School youth

    by Doug Parkin, posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    JACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- Most of you are probably aware of the Senate hearings about Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the controversy regarding Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claims about him when they were teenagers. I am not sending this to support either one's story, but rather to point out something that Ken, Johnny and I as your Sunday School teachers have been trying to explain to you each week.

    Each of us wants you to learn from our life experiences and benefit from our life lessons which at times have been learned the hard way. We want our advice to help you avoid the difficulties and consequences we have caused in our own lives by not always making wise decisions. Read More

  • Nobel winner's evolution claims stir response

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BP) -- The winners of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry have been hailed by the body to award the prize as demonstrating "the power of evolution."

    But scientists with Answers in Genesis (AiG) and the Discovery Institute say the Nobel laureates have made no such demonstration and, in fact, have illustrated the necessity of an intelligent designer for the existence of life.

    This year's Nobel-winning research "really has nothing to do with evolution in the sense of Darwin and the sense of going from molecules to man," said Georgia Purdom, a molecular geneticist with AiG, a young-earth creationist organization based in Petersburg, Ky. Read More

  • Nehemiah Code: 'Never too late' for new beginning

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Whether it's revitalizing a church, dealing with a broken relationship or wrestling with one's own self-confidence, most ministry workers and other Christians will spend at least some of the next year trying to restore something.

    Nehemiah provides a key example for how to approach a rebuilding task, says GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins. Hawkins explores the example found in the Old Testament book in the latest installment of his Code series, "The Nehemiah Code: It's Never Too Late for a New Beginning."

    As with all of Hawkins' books, all author's royalties and proceeds benefit the Mission:Dignity ministry, which provides financial assistance to retired pastors, Southern Baptist workers and their widows in financial need. Read More

  • Old Testament's viability for preaching underscored

    by SBTS Communications, posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- When the apostles preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they used Old Testament texts. Preachers in the New Testament era possess the completed canon of Scripture, but that shouldn't mean they rely exclusively on the New Testament when preaching Christ, Philip Ryken stated during the 2018 E.Y. Mullins Lectures on Christian Preaching at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Sept. 26-27.

    Ryken, president of Wheaton College in Illinois, presented four lectures covering the foundations for and applications of preaching Jesus Christ from the Old Testament. The Mullins Lectures, named in honor of Southern Seminary's fourth president, represent one of the oldest endowed preaching lectureships in the United States, second only to Yale university's Lyman Beecher Lectureship on Preaching. Read More

  • Bible Study: Oct. 7, 2018

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

    This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: An evangelism ethos

    by J.D. Greear, posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

    J.D. Greear sets forth key ways the church he leads has nurtured a climate for leading people to faith in Christ, beginning with a reliance on the Holy Spirit. Read More

  • El presidente de NOBTS, Chuck Kelley anuncia jubilación

    Por Gary D. Myers, posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- El presidente del Seminario Teológico Bautista New Orleans (NOBTS), Charles S. "Chuck" Kelley Jr., anunció durante el Día de los Fundadores el 2 de octubre su plan de jubilarse a finales del actual año académico.

    Kelley continuará dirigiendo el seminario hasta el 31 de julio de 2019.

    "De muchas maneras, esta es la mayor decisión de mi vida," dijo Kelley en una entrevista. "He sido parte de casi la mitad de los 100 años de existencia de NOBTS, que es en mucho la estructura de toda mi vida, y ha sido un peregrinaje maravilloso y lleno de gozo. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Construcciones divinas

    Luis R. Lopez, posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Hace 25 años tuve el privilegio de trabajar para una respetada y reconocida empresa de construcción en Nashville en el área de recursos humanos. Pronto aprendí que construir o edificar bien no es cosa fácil. Es una acción intencional y laboriosa. La buena edificación requiere tiempo y planificación detallada.

    Aunque muchas veces lo que uno ve ... Read More

  • Inscripción en línea de hotel para la SBC 2019 abre el 12 de octubre

    Por Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- La inscripción en línea de hotel para la reunión anual de la Convención Bautista del Sur (SBC) 2019 se abrirá el 12 de octubre en vez del 1? de octubre como en los años anteriores, anunció el Comité Ejecutivo de la SBC.

    Cambios en la disponibilidad de los cuartos de hotel cerca al sitio de reunión, el Complejo de Convención Birmingham-Jefferson (BJCC), hacen necesario el atraso, dijo el CE. Muchos cuartos se iban a utilizar en el Hotel Sheraton del centro, donde renovaciones imprevistas en una de las torres de 300 cuartos estará todavía en marcha cuando la SBC se reúna el 11 y 12 de junio de 2019. Read More

  • Despedida de Platt de la IMB: 'Estén por encima', retos de la SBC

    Por David Roach, posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Foto de IMB por Chris Carter.
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- En su discurso final como presidente a los directivos de la Junta de Misiones Internacionales (IMB), David Platt instó a los líderes de la IMB a que "estén por encima" de los retos actuales en la Convención Bautista del Sur (SBC) para poder alcanzar a las "2.8 mil millones de personas que tienen poco o ningún acceso" al Evangelio.

    Entre los retos de la SBC presentados en el discurso de Platt del 26 de septiembre estuvieron la falla para discipular a los nuevos creyentes y el clima político no saludable dentro de la convención. Read More

  • Se añaden 66 nuevos misioneros para alcanzar a las naciones

    Por Julie McGowan, posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Foto de IMB por Chris Carter
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Los bautistas del sur celebraron el envío de 66 nuevos misioneros internacionales el 26 de septiembre, en Grove Avenue Baptist Church en Richmond, Va. Todos compartieron la manera en que Dios ha entretejido en sus vidas el deseo de llevar Su Evangelio hasta la gente que no ha escuchado de Él; y cada historia muestra evidencias del papel de Dios en cada iglesia que debe llevar Sus Buenas Nuevas a cada nación.

    "El Señor siempre ha movido mi vida a través de historias," dijo Caroline Reed, quien ha sido enviada por sus iglesias Restoration Church en Wake Forest, C.N., y Bullard Chapel Baptist Church en Tishomingo,Okla., para servir entre los pueblos refugiados en Uganda. "Desde ... Read More