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Thursday, November 02, 2017

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  • 'Help & hope': DR's Appreciation Day set for Nov. 5

    by Greg Teffertiller, posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- As far as disasters are concerned, 2017 will forever be known as "unprecedented."

    The nation has been impacted by hurricanes of historic proportions, regionally pervasive wildfires and localized storms that struck numerous communities. Nations in the Caribbean also have been pummeled. The losses of life and property are more than statistics -- they represent people who desperately need hope and healing. Read More

  • Mo. Baptists pursue synergy for transforming lives

    by Benjamin Hawkins/Missouri Pathway, posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    RAYTOWN, Mo. (BP) -- Missouri Baptists pursued greater synergy for transforming lives and communities with the Gospel during their 183rd annual meeting.

    A total of 883 messengers and 234 visitors from 391 churches gathered Oct. 23-24 at the Connection Point Church (formerly First Baptist) of Raytown, Mo., where they approved new governing documents, heard a report from the Missouri Baptist Foundation President for the first time in 15 years and welcomed special guests, including Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. Read More

  • CP helps small Idaho church reap global harvest

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (10 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Emmanuel Baptist Church
    COTTONWOOD, Idaho (BP) -- Emmanuel Baptist Church seeks to scatter its seeds as lavishly as does the cottonwood tree that is the namesake of the church's hometown of about 1,000 residents.

    With an average Sunday attendance of 50 people, Emmanuel reaps an international harvest by giving 11 percent of its undesignated through the Cooperative Program, the Southern Baptist Convention's giving channel for missions and ministry.

    Longtime pastor Dan Coburn said the success of the Cooperative Program, is indicative of the Lord at work. Read More

  • Nat'l CP 5.53% under first month projection

    by Staff, posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (10 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee in October were 1.34 percent below last year's opening month of the convention's fiscal year and 5.53 percent below the projected budget for the first month, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Frank S. Page. Read More

  • DR intern helps in Houston, earns college credit

    by Brian Koonce/Missouri Pathway, posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    MARYVILLE, Mo. (BP) -- Maddy Atwell spent her entire summer preparing for a disaster.

    A member of Laura Street Baptist Church in Maryville, Mo., and a collegiate intern for Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief, she spent her summer training to respond however she was needed -- whether in mass care, child care, laundry, mud-out work, chaplaincy, chainsaw, or incident command.

    And while nobody would complain about a disaster-free summer, it was a little bit ironic when one of the most destructive hurricanes on record hit Houston weeks after her internship ended and her junior year classes at Northwest Missouri State University began. Read More

  • COOPERATIVE PROGRAM: Working together in the name of Jesus

    by David Hutchison, posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (10 months ago)

    Whether in disaster relief or global missions, David Hutchison notes that the Southern Baptist Convention "has long understood the power of cooperation. What would be impossible for one church becomes possible when churches work together." Read More

  • Bible Study: Nov. 5, 2017

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (10 months 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

  • 500 AÑOS: Bautistas celebran la Reforma

    Por David Roach , posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (10 months ago)

    Ferdinand Pauwels [Public domain], a través de Wikimedia Commons.
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Giras de estudio a Europa, conferencias, publicaciones y confesiones de unidad protestante están entre las maneras en las que los bautistas del sur celebraron el 500º aniversario de la Reforma Protestante el año pasado.

    Durante este intervalo, Baptist Press ha publicado más de 30 artículos y columnas que exploran la relación de la teología de la Reforma con temas que van desde la salvación al aborto, el género, los orígenes bautistas y la celebración de la Navidad. Read More

  • Ataque terrorista en N.Y. abre puertas al Evangelio, dicen pastores

    Por Diana Chandler , posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    NEW YORK (BP) -- Horas después de que un alegado terrorista islámico mató a ocho personas e hirió a otras 12 manejando en un sendero peatonal y para ciclistas en el Bajo Manhattan el 31 de octubre, dos extranjeras se acercaron al pastor Sterling Edwards mientras él asaba perros calientes para un alcance de Halloween en su iglesia comunitaria en Brooklyn.

    "Un martes en la noche en la mitad de la calle, tuve la oportunidad de orar con algunas personas, y eso es significativo," le dijo Edwards, un bautista del sur que pastorea la Iglesia Comunitaria Park Slope, a Baptist Press. "No fue como si ... Read More

  • Moore, y otros se oponen a las marchas de 'Las vidas blancas importan' en TN

    Por Tom Strode, posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- El bautista del sur experto en ética, Russell Moore junto con otros líderes cristianos en Tennessee declararon su oposición ante las marchas del movimiento de "Las vidas blancas importan" en el estado, como un esfuerzo conjunto anunciado el día de hoy (27 octubre).

    El anuncio -- titulado "Oposición del Evangelio contra la supremacía blanca" -- se dio a conocer la noche anterior a las marchas patrocinadas por los nacionalistas de raza blanca en las ciudades de Shelbyville y Murfreesboro, en el centro de Tennessee. Read More

  • Declaración sobre opioides de Trump enfatiza necesidad de ministerio

    Por David Roach , posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- La declaración del presidente Trump de que la crisis de opioides en Estados Unidos es una emergencia de salud pública llegó en medio de llamadas para que las iglesias también intensifiquen su respuesta al abuso de las drogas.

    La crisis de opioides es un "gran problema," dijo Robby Gallaty, pastor de la Iglesia Bautista Long Hollow en Hendersonville, Tenn., y exadicto cuyo testimonio ha animado a otros a buscar liberación en Cristo. La epidemia opioide, señaló él, es una oportunidad "para mostrarles a las personas que lo que están buscando no ... Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Solo Cristo

    Peter Citelli, posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (10 months ago)

    "Solamente en Cristo, Solamente en Él, la salvación se encuentra en Él, no hay otro nombre dado a los hombres, solamente en Cristo, solamente en Él." Esta era la letra de un popular corito que solíamos cantar en el campamento Bautista en Manglaralto, Ecuador, en la época de los ochenta. Read More