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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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  • Platt live stream addresses IMB reset

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

    IMB photo by Chris Carter
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Restoring the International Mission Board to full financial health will be a long process that requires patience among Southern Baptists and the cooperation of local churches through a variety of avenues, IMB President David Platt said Oct. 27 during a live stream question and answer session.

    Addressing a live audience that tuned in using more than 1,500 separate electronic devices, Platt reiterated the IMB's need to ... Read More

  • Evangelicals for Life: 'Call to arms,' Moore says

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

    "This is our issue too." -- Russell Moore
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The first Evangelicals for Life conference will serve as a "call to arms" for evangelical Christians to address human dignity with the Gospel of Jesus, says a Southern Baptist Convention ethicist.

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and Focus on the Family are partnering to present Evangelicals for Life Jan. 21-22 in conjunction with the annual ... Read More

  • Greens investigated for museum acquisitions

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Museum of the Bible photo
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Hobby Lobby craft chain owners the Greens are under federal investigation to determine whether the family illegally imported Assyrian and Babylonian cuneiform tablets from Israel for display in the family's Bible museum, the Daily Beast reported.

    The U.S. government has confiscated a shipment of as many as 300 small clay tablets that were in route to Oklahoma, the Hobby ... Read More

  • Dakotas increase CP percentage SBC causes

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo submitted
    ABERDEEN, S.D. (BP) -- The Dakota Baptist Convention increased its giving again to the SBC Cooperative Program missions and ministries -- by one-half percent for 2016 -- during its annual meeting.

    This brings to 23 percent the amount forwarded from CP giving by the two-state convention's 26 churches in North Dakota and 62 churches in South Dakota to Southern Baptist national and ... Read More

  • New Muppets 'too toxic for children,' PTC says

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In a study of "The Muppets," the Parents Television Council reports that the new TV show includes a preponderance of sexual innuendos and other offensive content not suited for children.

    The first four episodes of half-hour comedy featuring characters created by the late Jim Henson decades ago included adult-themed content every 3 minutes and 38 seconds, the PTC found. Read More

  • Halloween opportunity for churches' evangelism

    by Keila Diaz/Florida Baptist Witness, posted Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Courtesy of Bell Shoals Baptist Church
    MIAMI (BP) -- While retail stores across the nation are selling Halloween costumes and all kinds of sweets, many Southern Baptist churches are getting ready to offer their communities a safe and fun alternative.

    These events, scheduled on or around Oct. 31, are growing in size to the point where some of them now compare as outreach opportunities to Easter, Vacation Bible School and Christmas. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: What are we going to do?

    by Nate Adams, posted Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Illinois Baptist leader Nate Adams sets for "tangible actions that demonstrate we are trusting the Lord" as the International Mission Board draws down its overseas and stateside personnel in the face of a budget shortfall. Read More