Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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  • Former SBC pres. on '60 Minutes,' addresses refugee crisis

    by Margaret Colson, posted Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    MARIETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Amid today's tumult of political rhetoric and social discourse about Syrian refugees entering the U.S., a pastor and former Southern Baptist Convention president spoke out in an Oct. 16 "60 Minutes" report, as well as a Sept. 11 sermon, calling on Christians to lean on God's Word to determine how to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis.

    Bryant Wright, senior pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, said Christians are not to make decisions about Syrian refugees "by our feelings, by our fears, by talk radio, by political candidates, by political ideology, by news stations, by news outlets and publications. Read More

  • Trinity debate continues with JETS article

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A theological debate concerning the Trinity that crescendoed this summer has continued in the latest edition of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society and likely will garner "a tremendous amount of additional discussion" at ETS's national meeting next month, says the journal's editor. Read More

  • Raising up church leaders focus of Pipeline conf.

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Church leaders must make critical shifts in focus to prepare leaders for the next generation, speakers told attendees at the inaugural Pipeline conference for church leaders Oct. 13.

    The event, hosted by LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, emphasized the need to build a pipeline of future leaders at every church. Ten speakers addressed issues ranging from vision to stewardship. Read More

  • Moore contrasts 'world's form of power' to God's

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Russell Moore, in chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, urged listeners not to depend on the wrong power for ministry and service.

    "When we buy into the premises of the world, the world's form of power, the world's form of strength, and the world's form of influence, we buy into something that not only is a lie, it also ultimately harms us," said Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Read More

  • 20 So. Bapt. churches on Outreach/LifeWay top 100

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Twenty Southern Baptist congregations are among the 2016 top 100 fastest growing and largest participating churches in the U.S., with NewSpring Church in Anderson, S.C., ranking highest in both categories among Southern Baptists. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: 'Lord, teach us to pray'

    by Steve Gaines, posted Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines, recapping key facets of Jesus' prayer life, notes, "There is only one thing recorded in the Gospels that Jesus' disciples specifically wanted Him to teach them. They said, 'Lord, teach us to pray.'" Read More