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Friday, October 21, 2016

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  • Rare hymnals get new life in NOBTS digital scanning

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Joe Fontenot
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- The musty smell of antiquity fills the air as music professor Ed Steele positions an old leather-bound book on an odd-looking scanner.

    With the press of a button the scanner comes to life, a light passes over the page, and before long a scanned page appears on Steele's computer screen. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: En la unión está la fuerza

    by Por Fermin Whittaker, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Familia. Esta es una palabra que tiene muchas connotaciones para diferentes personas y grupos. El matrimonio fue la primera institución que Dios estableció para su creación. De ese matrimonio salieron los niños y las familias. Read More

  • 'Love where you live' shown to S.C. storm survivors

    by Josie Rabbitt, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Casey Jones/NAMB
    FLORENCE, S.C. (BP) -- Dwight Herring didn't know the men and women standing next to him as they prepared to make the drive from Greenwood, S.C., across the state to Florence, S.C., on Oct. 14 to serve Hurricane Matthew survivors. As a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) unit leader, Herring was used to calling complete strangers -- trained volunteers in his region -- and trusting God with the outcome.

    "We were going to set up feeding units at Hoffmeyer Road Baptist Church with only three volunteers in my unit," Herring said. "I thought, 'Wow, three people to feed a mass of Hurricane Matthew survivors?' But I knew if I showed up, God would show up. So we went." Read More

  • Task force aims to create 'discipleship culture'

    by Josie Rabbitt, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NAMB photo
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources' and the North American Mission Board's recently-appointed task force on disciple-making met Monday, Oct. 17 at NAMB's building in Alpharetta, Ga. The group of 11 Southern Baptist pastors gathered to discuss their task of communicating that "any church of any background can be disciple-making," according to chairman Robby Gallaty, pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. Read More

  • MBTS trustees affirm enrollment gain, student center

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees celebrated the announcement of record enrollment growth and voted to move forward with plans for a student center during their fall meeting, Oct. 17-18 at the Kansas City, Mo., campus.

    During his president's report, Jason Allen announced that the seminary's enrollment has doubled in size in less than five years. Read More

  • Philosophy degree approved by SWBTS trustees

    by Alex Sibley, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees approved a new master's degree in philosophy and reaffirmed the seminary's media policy during their Oct. 17-19 fall meeting.

    Trustees elected seven faculty members and promoted three others during their sessions at the Fort Worth, Texas, campus. Read More

  • Dakota Baptists partner in DR with Minn./Wisc., Iowa

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    BISMARCK, S.D. (BP) -- Dakota Baptist messengers have affirmed partnering in disaster relief with Southern Baptists of neighboring states in 2017 in an effort to extend the Dakotas' relief efforts nationwide. Read More

  • 48 Christians killed by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria

    by Morning Star News/Nigeria Correspondent, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    GODOGODO, Nigeria (BP) -- Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed more than 48 Christians and injured eight others in two separate attacks in northwestern Nigeria in October and September, area leaders said. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Getting what we asked for

    by Jeff Iorg, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    The 2016 presidential election will reflect "the prevailing values of an electorate that, by and large, seems to have acquiesced to the inevitability of amoral and immoral behavior becoming our new normal," seminary president Jeff Iorg writes. "When any society rejects moral authority," he notes, "chaos and anarchy always lead to collapse." Read More

  • Bible Study: Oct. 23, 2016

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (2 years 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

  • Expresidente de la CBS en '60 Minutos,' trata sobre la crisis de los refugiados

    Por Margaret Colson , posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Captura de pantalla de CBS News
    MARIETTA, Ga. (BP) -- En medio del tumulto de hoy en día de retórica política y discursos sociales acerca de los refugiados sirios que entran a EE.UU., un pastor y expresidente de la Convención Bautista de Sur habló en un reporte de "60 Minutos" el 16 de octubre, además de en un sermón el 11 de septiembre, en los que llamó a los cristianos a apoyarse en la Palabra de Dios para determinar cómo responder a la crisis de los refugiados sirios.

    Bryant Wright, pastor sénior de la Iglesia Bautista Johnson Ferry, dijo que los cristianos no deben hacer decisiones sobre los refugiados sirios "guiados por ... Read More

  • Congregación de Texas lleva esperanza a violenta región en México

    Por Jane Rodgers , posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    EL PASO, Texas (Southern Baptist TEXAN) -- "Cuando llegamos, varios vehículos nos rodearon y bajaron las ventanas, [los hombres adentro] y mostraron sus armas de fuego," dijo Zulma Molina, al describir el saludo que recibió su grupo este julio en el pueblo de Huajumar, asentado en la cadena montañosa de la Sierra Tarahumara en Chihuahua, México, una región plagada de violencia por las drogas.

    Molina guio a 36 voluntarios de Ministerios de Compasión El Paso, una organización asociada a la Iglesia Bautista Immanuel de El Paso, al pueblo de ... Read More

  • EDITORIAL: En la unión está la fuerza

    Por Fermín Whittaker, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Familia. Esta es una palabra que tiene muchas connotaciones para diferentes personas y grupos. El matrimonio fue la primera institución que Dios estableció para su creación. De ese matrimonio salieron los niños y las familias.

    Algunos de los ideales que surgen de la palabra familia son amor, felicidad, compañerismo y unidad. Otras palabras que algunas veces se asocian con las familias son: infelicidad, temor, disfuncional y quebrantamiento. ... Read More