Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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  • IMB's Platt reflects on listening, learning

    by Erich Bridges, posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    ASIA (BP) -- A gathering of Southern Baptist missionaries grappling with what's working in missions -- and what isn't -- welcomed a new colleague to the strategic discussion: IMB President David Platt. Read More

  • Supreme Court reopens Texas abortion clinics

    by Bonnie Pritchett/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- A lawsuit challenging abortion regulations in Texas is being fast-tracked through the appeals process and most likely will go to the U.S. Supreme Court, with attorneys for both sides navigating uncharted legal waters.

    As Whole Woman's Health v. Lakey is bandied in the appeals process, Texas abortion clinics have closed and now reopened since Sept. 1, the date when the House Bill 2 was scheduled to go into effect. In the latest iteration, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in mid-October that HB 2 cannot go into effect while two key provisions are under appeal. Read More

  • Comebacks: Kansas City Royals & a local church

    by Mark Clifton, posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    A pastor enjoys the parallels between the Kansas City Royals' near-extinction in recent years and the struggles of the church he has led there. Mark Clifton reflects on how the Royals are again relevant in baseball and how Wornall Road Baptist Church is "reaching our community once again."

    But the last time the Royals even made the playoffs was 1985, the year my son Trenton was born. This year, 29 years later with the Royals back in the fall classic, his son, my grandson, Jackson, was born. Read More

  • Collegiates embrace evangelism challenge

    by Kristen Camp, posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Photo courtesy Engage24
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- College students across the United States were joined by believers of all ages as they participated in Engage24, a one-on-one evangelism initiative that challenged Christians to share the Gospel with at least one person in a 24-hour time period.

    When the development of Engage24 began in 2011, Brian Frye, the national collegiate strategist for the North American Mission Board, and his team believed that encouraging college students to share their faith required a creative approach. Read More

  • Floyd to students: complete Great Commission

    by RuthAnne Irvin, posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Christians in this generation need to complete the Great Commission, Ronnie Floyd said in a chapel service at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Oct. 16.

    "Let us go to places where the Gospel has never been," he said at Southern's campus in Louisville, Ky. "We must complete the Great Commission in our generation, and we need to make a commitment together that their spiritual death will not happen on our watch." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Earthquakes -- what good are they?

    by Rob Phillips, posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Plate tectonics, and the earthquakes it causes, is a key element of God's design to sustain human life, Rob Phillips writes. Ardent atheists fail, however, when they attempt "to make the leap from tragic consequences of natural disasters to accusations that God is aloof, petulant or non-existent." Read More