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Racism Satan's tool, Floyd tells BaptistsJACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- Racism is from Satan and his demonic forces, and the only hope for its defeat is the church of Jesus Christ united across societal divisions, Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd told a culturally diverse group of Baptists in Mississippi Nov. 4.
"I believe that the issue of racism is from Satan and the demonic forces of hell," Floyd told hundreds gathered at Mission .... Read More
Houston voters celebrate 'bathroom ordinance' defeatHOUSTON -- Houston voters convincingly defeated a controversial equal rights ordinance that critics said threatened religious liberties and put into jeopardy the safety and dignity of men and women in private places like bathrooms. Proposition 1, also referred to as the "bathroom ordinance," failed by a margin of 61 percent to 39 percent.
"I think it's significant," Ed Young, pastor of Houston's Second ... Read More
Patterson calls Baptists back to evangelism focusFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Southern Baptists will "see an upturn" in baptisms, giving, Sunday School attendance and church membership when they become more intentional about evangelism, Paige Patterson said.
Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, noted that one cannot look at the numbers and deny a general downturn within Southern Baptist life. Patterson joked that ... Read More
Ind. Baptists called to 'lift Him up'
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (BP) -- Gathering around the theme "lift Him up," messengers to the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana voted to continue for a second straight year forwarding a record percentage of Cooperative Program receipts to Southern Baptist Convention causes.
Fall Creek Baptist Church in Indianapolis acted as host to the Oct. 12-13 gathering, though the meeting was held at The Palms ... Read More
FROM THE SEMINARIES: Southern's ties to new Ky. gov.; church aids NOBTS students; 9Marks/SEBTS focus on church disciplineFrom the Seminaries in Baptist Press today notes Southern Seminary's ties to new Ky. governor; church's aid to NOBTS internationals and homeschoolers; 9Marks conference at SEBTS on church discipline. Read More
Bible Study: Nov. 8, 2015
NASHVILLE (BP) -- 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.
This week's Bible study is adapted from the Bible Studies For Life curriculum. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: The faces behind the numbers
Texas pastor Jared Wellman sees the IMB drawdown of 600-800 missionaries and staff as more than a budget problem. “The IMB isn’t a budget item or an offering,” he writes. “It’s people with passions and hopes and dreams and convictions and families and lives. But most importantly it’s saved people reaching lost people with the Gospel.” Read More