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Friday, October 19, 2018

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  • Sexual abuse, grief & hope focus of ERLC panel

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Karen McCutcheon
    GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- Women are grieving and male church leaders should join them in their grief over the sexual abuse and assault so many have suffered, panelists said Oct. 12 during the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's annual national conference.

    A panel of lawyers and female Christian leaders addressed sexual abuse and assault during a main session of the conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. About 950 people attended the three-day event -- titled "The Cross-shaped Family" -- that ended ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Fall, family & friends

    by David Jeremiah, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Fall is a special time for family and friends, David Jeremiah writes, whether in church, at school or on Thanksgiving day. Read More

  • Appalachian church boosted by Ky. congregation

    by Kentucky Today staff, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (4 months ago)

    BOONEVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- A small church outside the Appalachian town of Booneville has received a huge boost from a fellow Kentucky congregation five hours away in the far western part of the state.

    Lerose Community Church, which serves one of the most impoverished communities in the U.S., needed a church bus to get local residents to and from services. Pastor Adam Stall and his congregation had been praying, asking God to meet that need. Read More

  • Ministry breakthrough stories are new podcast's focus

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BP) -- In Philippians 4:8, Paul tells the church to dwell on what's commendable and praiseworthy. With a new podcast, Christians can now apply Paul's advice during their daily commute.

    Hosted by Bryan Rose, "My Ministry Breakthrough" is dedicated to telling the stories of churches experiencing key moments of vision clarity and alignment.

    "Many of our guests may not make conference stages with their stories or be featured in big magazines, but that's the beauty of the podcasting medium," ... Read More

  • Evangelize 91 counties, Kan.-Neb. Baptists urged

    by Eva Wilson/Baptist Digest, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    PRATT, Kan. (BP) -- Start new ministries in 91 area counties that have no Gospel witness, attendees of the 2018 Kansas Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists (KNCSB) were urged.

    The meeting was held Oct. 8-9 at First Southern Baptist Church in Pratt, Kan., with the theme "Leading through Change," based on Joshua 1-3.

    KNCSB Executive Director Bob Mills told of counties that don't have a Southern Baptist witness -- 31 counties in Kansas and 60 in Nebraska. Many of these ... Read More

  • 5 stats about global, domestic hunger

    by Joy Allmond, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- People see the commercials with pleas for financial help. The man or woman lingers on the street corner with a homemade cardboard sign that says they need food.

    Whether through the distance of the television screen or the closeness of someone asking vehicular passersby for help, there are hints of hunger all around.

    But are they real? According to stats from Global Hunger Relief, the answer is "yes," both in faraway places and in our own cities and towns. Read More

  • Candi Finch confirms termination by SWBTS

    by David Roach, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (4 months ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Candi Finch, a former professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, confirmed via Twitter she was terminated by the seminary's trustees Oct. 17.

    "Yesterday the @swbts trustees voted to fire me," Finch tweeted Oct. 18. "Tough day but I trust in God. It has been a great privilege to serve at swbts for over 15 years & receive my MDIV & PHD degrees there. Would you pray for swbts as they continue training students & for me as I seek God's next step?" Read More

  • Christian apologetics club wins free speech battle

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    KENNESSAW, Ga. (BP) -- A Christian apologetics group will be able to display pro-life and other messages freely at a state university, the result of a settlement reached through Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).

    Ratio Christi, a registered student organization at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga., gained the right in a settlement ADF announced Oct. 18. The group had twice been required to post its displays in a small "speech zone" after the university deemed the messages "controversial," ADF said in a lawsuit filed ... Read More

  • EDITORIAL: El Temor nos Paraliza

    by Gus Suarez, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (4 months ago)

    ¿Te recuerdas la última vez que realmente tuviste gran terror? ¿No es cierto que casi te paraliza? Read More

  • Huracán Michael: Bautistas se ponen en acción

    Por Brandon Elrod, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    PANAMA CITY, Florida(BP) -- Trenes de carga volcados en los rieles del ferrocarril en Panama City, Florida. Líneas eléctricas caídas por kilómetros alrededor del sureste. Cientos de miles de árboles cercenados por una sierra circular llamada huracán Michael.

    Pese a eso, muchas iglesias en Panama City y más allá tuvieron servicios el domingo en la mañana (14 de octubre) solo cuatro días después de que Michael tocara tierra. Mike Claunch, pastor de la Iglesia Bautista St. Andrew, le recordó a su congregación: "La llegada de Michael nos sorprendió, pero no sorprendió a Dios."

    El gobernador de Florida, Rick Scott se unió a St. Andrew en adoración. Él le dijo a la congregación: "Mis oraciones están con ustedes, y voy a hacer todo lo que pueda, junto con muchas otras personas, para ayudar a que esta comunidad se recupere." Read More

  • Para las iglesias, Michael 'fue como ser golpeadas por una bomba'

    Por David Roach, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    PANAMA CITY, Florida (BP) -- El huracán Michael dañó por lo menos 50 edificios de iglesias bautistas del sur en Florida y Georgia, y a algunos virtualmente destruidos, de acuerdo con los estimados iniciales.

    Sin embargo, eso no ha detenido las congregaciones para hacer la obra del ministerio.

    "Algunos de los diáconos están haciendo algunos reconocimientos para nosotros tratando de descubrir algunas de las necesidades" en la comunidad para iniciar los ministerios, dijo Dwight Woods, pastor de la Iglesia Bautista Family of God (Familia de Dios) en Panama City, Florida, a pesar de los daños graves a las dos instalaciones para 200 miembros de la iglesia. Read More

  • 'Derrama tu Santo Espíritu sobre...Trump,' ora Brunson

    Por Diana Chandler, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Apenas un día después de su liberación del encarcelamiento en Turquía, el liberado pastor estadounidense Andrew Brunson oró por el presidente Donald Trump en una reunión el 13 de octubre en la Oficina Oval de la Casa Blanca.

    "Señor Dios, te pido que derrames tu Santo Espíritu sobre el presidente Trump, que tú le des sabiduría sobrenatural para que cumpla con todos los planes que tú tienes para este país y para él, "oró Brunson, de acuerdo con un video que CBS tuiteó. La familia de Brunson, miembros del Congreso y la prensa asistieron a la reunión de las 2:30 p.m. Read More

  • Moore: La cruz libera a los cristianos para que amen a sus familias

    Por Tom Strode, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) – El entendimiento bíblico de que los cristianos han sido crucificados con Cristo les libera para amar genuinamente a sus familias, dijo Russell Moore el jueves (Oct. 11) en la quinta conferencia nacional anual de la Comisión de Ética y Libertad Religiosa (ERLC, por sus siglas en inglés).

    Moore, el presidente de la CELR, presentó la ponencia de apertura ante unas 950 personas reunidas en la "La Familia Cruciforme," la conferencia del 2018 en el Centro de Convenciones Gaylord Texas Resort en Grapevine, Texas, un suburbio de Dallas. El evento de tres días concluirá el 13 de octubre. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: El Temor nos Paraliza

    Por Gus Suarez, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (4 months ago)

    ¿Te recuerdas la última vez que realmente tuviste gran terror? ¿No es cierto que casi te paraliza? Read More