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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

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  • Shootings don't stop churches, say Moore, past victims

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (BP) -- Church shootings like the massacre at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, will not intimidate the body of Christ, according to a Washington Post op-ed by Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore. Congregations that have experienced shootings are offering testimony to support his assertion.

    "The goal the gunman sought, to terrorize worshipers, has been attempted constantly over the centuries around the world by cold, rational governments and terrorist groups -- all thinking that they could, by the trauma of violence, snuff out churches, or at least intimidate those churches into hiding from one another," Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, wrote in a Nov. 6 op-ed. Read More

  • So. Bapt. chaplains respond to hurting TX community

    by Josie Bingham, posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (BP) -- "It's a pretty somber place," Scottie Stice said of the community left behind after Sunday's horrific mass shooting at a Southern Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

    Stice, disaster relief director for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC), reported teams of Southern Baptist chaplains and other DR volunteers are ministering however they can among those devastated by the "senseless" tragedy. Read More

  • Miracles in Appalachia leave Bill Barker in awe

    by Tobin Perry, posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    HURRICANE, W.Va. (BP) -- When God first called Bill Barker as a missionary to Appalachia in the spring of 2001, the veteran pastor of more than 30 years -- and a native of the region -- got down on his knees and prayed.

    "Lord, what is the message I need to take?" Barker asked God.

    The answer to his prayer came in Matthew 9:35-38, the passage where Jesus sees the multitudes and is moved with compassion. Jesus says in that passage, "The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest." Read More

  • Nationwide Bible drive hosted by LifeWay stores

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 (5 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Customers often leave LifeWay Christian Stores with new Bibles in their hands. But for five days in November, they will also be bringing Bibles into the stores -- to donate to others.

    On Nov. 17-22, LifeWay will host a nationwide Bible drive at all of its stores to collect copies of God's Word to donate to mission organizations and local ministries.

    "Customers are invited to visit their local LifeWay store and donate their gently used Bibles or purchase new ones [to be donated]," said Nathan Magness, director of marketing strategy. Read More

  • Reformation yields Gospel unity, Mohler tells conf.

    by SBTS Communications, posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- On the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's nailing of his famous 95 Theses to the castle church door in Wittenberg, Germany, R. Albert Mohler Jr. addressed Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's "Here We Stand" conference.

    The gathering of theologians and pastors to celebrate and reflect on the the Protestant Reformation's quincentennial was sponsored by Southern Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary and Ligonier Ministries, Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Southern's Alumni Chapel in Louisville, Ky. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Lostness & brokenness

    by Chuck Lawless, posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 (5 months ago)

    For those who seldom, if ever, share their faith with others, Chuck Lawless suggests ways "to deepen your burden over those who are without Christ." Read More