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Friday, October 24, 2014

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  • Ark. LGBT law 'runs against' 1st amendment

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, October 24, 2014 (3 years ago)

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BP) -- Southern Baptists in an Arkansas city are working to overturn a homosexual-transgender ordinance in what apparently is the opening salvo in a new campaign to enact such legislation in the South. Read More

  • Giants exec says, 'Point people to Christ'

    by David Roach, posted Friday, October 24, 2014 (3 years ago)

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    SAN FRANCISCO (BP) -- When San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera was suspended in 2012 for using a banned substance, he led Major League Baseball in hits and had a .346 batting average. So most observers expected the Giants to put him on the postseason roster when his suspension expired just before the World Series.

    But they didn't, showing that character mattered as much to the team as offensive production. And they won the World Series anyway. Read More

  • Policy violation may stir bylaw change, SWBTS trustees say

    by Erin Roach, posted Friday, October 24, 2014 (3 years ago)

    FORT WORTH -- An investigation prompted by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson's decision to admit a Muslim into the school's biblical archeology doctoral program is complete -- and could trigger a bylaw change to improve "accountability" and "flexibility in pursuing ministry opportunities" -- trustees said Oct. 22 in a statement. Read More

  • '23 Blast' portrays life of SBTS alumnus

    by RuthAnne Irvin, posted Friday, October 24, 2014 (3 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) -- When Travis Freeman lost his eyesight in high school, his chances of playing football were destroyed. But his battle with adversity and illness birthed a ministry and the focus of a new movie.

    The film, "23 Blast," based on Freeman's journey after contracting bacterial meningitis, releases today (Oct. 24) in 600 theaters across the country.

    "The movie isn't the Travis Freeman story," Freeman, a two-time Southern Baptist Theological Seminary graduate, said. "It does a really good job capturing the spirit of my story. I want people to be encouraged whether by watching the movie, 23 Blast, or reading the book, or following me on Twitter or hearing me speak." Read More

  • Boko Haram keeps girls, kidnaps 25 more

    by Staff , posted Friday, October 24, 2014 (3 years ago)

    CHIBOK, Nigeria (BP) -- Boko Haram has not only failed to meet the terms of an Oct. 17 "cease-fire" agreement to release the Chibok schoolgirls, but has kidnapped at least 25 more girls and continued its killing spree, Reuters News Service reported.

    Suspected Boko Haram militants are blamed for kidnapping at least 25 more girls last weekend from a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, and are suspected in an Oct. 22 bus station bombing that killed five and injured 12 in Azare, Bauchi state, Reuters News Agency reported Oct. 23. Read More

  • Baptists work to educate W. Africa about Ebola

    by Emily Easttom, posted Friday, October 24, 2014 (3 years ago)

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    JOHANNESBURG (BP) -- In an effort to stem what health officials have called the deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history, Baptists in West Africa have implemented strategies to provide basic education about the virus.

    The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has affected eight countries and caused more than 4,000 deaths, the World Health Organization estimates. Read More

  • CALL TO PRAYER: Let us pray for our family

    by Roger S. "Sing" Oldham, posted Friday, October 24, 2014 (3 years ago)

    In this column, first published by Baptist Press in September 2013, Roger S. Oldham encourages us to pray for our families. Oldham offers Paul's prayer in Philippians 1:9-11 as a model prayer for family, pointing to four elements of Paul's prayer that illustrates how to pray for those we love the most. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Christ our only hope

    by Kelly Boggs, posted Friday, October 24, 2014 (3 years ago)

    Taking responsibility for one's past, regardless of who else may have been involved, is the first step toward receiving forgiveness in grace through Christ, columnist Kelly Boggs says. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Como Ayudar a Mi Iglesia

    by Gus Suarez, posted Friday, October 24, 2014 (3 years ago)

    La iglesia local es algo de mucha importancia para mí. Lo primero que mi familia y yo acostumbramos hacer cuando nos mudamos a una ciudad es buscar una iglesia donde podemos adorar a Dios. ... Read More

  • "El Cielo," nuevo DVD de Mi Esperanza debutará el 7 de noviembre

    Por Diana Chandler, posted Friday, October 24, 2014 (3 years ago)

    BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (BP) -- Las iglesias pequeñas en particular pueden beneficiarse del nuevo aporte gratis de Mi Esperanza 2014 con Billy Graham, que lanza el nuevo DVD "El Cielo" en adelanto al 96º cumpleaños de Graham el 7 de noviembre, dijo el bautista del sur plantador de iglesias Terry Dorsett. Read More

  • El reporte revisado de los católicos muestra una 'profunda división'

    Por David Roach, posted Friday, October 24, 2014 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Las diferencias entre el reporte parcial y el reporte final de la reunión de los obispos católicos en Roma reflejan una "profunda división" dentro de la jerarquía de la iglesia respecto a la homosexualidad, señaló un profesor de seminario. Read More

  • Iglesia comienza en prisión en México

    Por el personal, posted Friday, October 24, 2014 (3 years ago)

    OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- El viernes, 19 de septiembre, se llevó a cabo una celebración cuando creyentes de Guerrero, México inauguraron la primera iglesia bautista establecida en una prisión.

    Seis iglesias estuvieron representadas: Primera Iglesia Bautista de Zihuatanejo, Iglesia Bautista Israel de Coacoyul, Iglesia Bautista Betel de Vallecitos, Iglesia Bautista Cristo te Ama de Petatlan, Misión Bautista Nueva Jerusalén de Sierra de San Luis la Loma, Iglesia Bautista Getsemaní de Zacatula Guerrero. Veintidós miembros visitantes se unieron a la celebración. Read More

  • ANÁLISIS: ¿Es inevitable el matrimonio gay?

    Por David Roach, posted Friday, October 24, 2014 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Pareciera que la Suprema Corte de Justicia de los Estados Unidos tuviera prisa por legalizar a nivel nacional el matrimonio entre parejas del mismo sexo. Pero eso no debería de hacer que los creyentes pierdan la fe en que los EE UU podrán mantener la definición histórica del matrimonio--o dejar de trabajar para alcanzar este objetivo. La historia y las Escrituras están repletas de ejemplos de reveses imprevistos del mal cultural. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Como Ayudar a Mi Iglesia

    Gus Suarez, posted Friday, October 24, 2014 (3 years ago)

    LAUREL, Md. (BP) -- La iglesia local es algo de mucha importancia para mí. Lo primero que mi familia y yo acostumbramos hacer cuando nos mudamos a una ciudad es buscar una iglesia donde podemos adorar a Dios. Read More