Baptist Press Archive

Friday, November 14, 2014

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  • Green's Bible museum construction nears

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, November 14, 2014 (3 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Construction on the Museum of the Bible will begin by Dec. 1 as the final tenants leave the Washington D.C. site that will house the building just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, museum board Chairman Steve Green said. Read More

  • HRC: A formidable force for LGBT cause

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, November 14, 2014 (3 years ago)

    "We must find ways to love, without endorsing behavior that is biblically described as sinful."

    -- John Stonestreet

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Human Rights Campaign brings a notable track record of helping alter public opinion on homosexuality. Now it has set its sights on persuading Baptists and other Mississippians that homosexuality is compatible with Christianity. Read More

  • Illinois Baptists hold 'Concert of Prayer'

    by Eric Reed & Meredith Flynn, posted Friday, November 14, 2014 (3 years ago)

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BP) -- It was all about prayer. Messengers to the 108th annual meeting of the Illinois Baptist State Association Nov. 5-6 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield pled for spiritual awakening and revival, highlighted in a Concert of Prayer based on Isaiah 6. Read More

  • Pro-choice advocates challenge Amendment 1 win

    by Staff, posted Friday, November 14, 2014 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "Absurd" is how state election officials are describing a legal challenge to the success of Amendment 1 in Tennessee, a constitutional provision that allows lawmakers to regulate how and where abortions are performed in the state. Read More

  • No church too small for global missions, pastor says

    by Kate Gregory, posted Friday, November 14, 2014 (3 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- After starting a church, the last thing on many pastors' minds would be how that church could immediately have a hand in starting more, especially great distances away.

    But when church planter Steve Gentry worked with the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia and the North American Mission Board in 2009 to start Village Church at Midlothian, he led the Richmond-suburb church to form a missions partnership with a Southern Baptist couple serving in East Asia within the church's first year of existence. Read More

  • Brokenness, prayer characterize SBTC

    by Keith Collier and Sharayah Colter/The TEXAN, posted Friday, November 14, 2014 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Alyssa Martin
    FORT WORTH (BP) -- Organizers of the 2014 Southern Baptists of Texas Convention's Bible Conference and Annual Meeting made clear from the outset that they desired for prayer and spiritual awakening to serve as the focus and priority. Throughout the three-day event, Nov. 9-11, that spirit of brokenness and desperate prayer appeared to wash over the gathering at MacGorman Chapel on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. Read More

  • 2020 update relayed to Louisiana convention

    by Philip Timothy/Louisiana Baptist Message, posted Friday, November 14, 2014 (3 years ago)

    LAFAYETTE, La. (BP) -- The challenges ahead are plentiful but early results are proving both encouraging and exciting, messengers to the 167th annual meeting of the Louisiana Baptist Convention were told in the first progress report on the President's 2020 Commission. Read More

  • CALL TO PRAYER: A place of grace for prayer

    by Ralph Tone, posted Friday, November 14, 2014 (3 years ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- My daughter has been serving God overseas for many years. When we see her after a long absence, it's usually at an airport. When we say goodbye after a short visit, it's usually at an airport. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Missional culture engagement

    by Chas Rowland, posted Friday, November 14, 2014 (3 years ago)

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (BP) -- The struggle to engage culture is more important in Mississippi than ever as the Human Rights Campaign has recently launched an aggressive homosexual marriage PR campaign of television commercials to run throughout the state. Amid this campaign, there is a subtle debate within Baptist life about the most Christ-honoring way to deal with the current "culture wars." Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Reflexiones del pasado y presente sobre la Reforma en Hispano América

    by Por Octavio Javier Esqueda, posted Friday, November 14, 2014 (3 years ago)

    LA MIRADA, Calif. -- Hace unos días tuve el privilegio de participar en el IV Congreso sobre la Reforma Protestante Española que tuvo lugar en la Facultad de Filosofía de la Universidad Complutense en Madrid, España. Este importante congreso internacional tuvo como tema principal la Reforma en Hispano América. Read More

  • DIRECTIVOS: Platt de la IMB desarrolla una estrategia de cinco puntos

    Por Tess Rivers, posted Friday, November 14, 2014 (3 years ago)

    OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (BP) -- El presidente de IMB, David Platt delineó su plan estratégico de cinco puntos cuando presidió su primera reunión de directivos como presidente de la agencia de misiones. En un plan basado en cinco metas bíblicas el cual lleva a cuatro pasos prácticos y a tres recomendaciones iniciales, Platt ofreció dos importantes recordatorios para alcanzar una meta muy intensa: glorificar a Dios. Read More

  • Creyentes en parque de casas móviles 'dan todo lo que tienen'

    Por Margaret Colson, posted Friday, November 14, 2014 (3 years ago)

    Foto de Mark Sandlin
    MONROE, Ga. (BP) -- Ellos son la gente olvidada. Los individuos que tal vez no hayas notado si les pasas al lado en la calle.

    Ellos están en cada comunidad. En los vecindarios de la periferia salpicados de cercas blancas de madera. Al final de caminos de grava que parece que no van a ninguna parte. Las personas que lavan los trastos en el restaurante de una cadena. Le cambian el aceite a su carro. Baten los huevos de su desayuno en el restaurant local. Read More

  • La Corte rompe filas, sostiene las prohibiciones sobre el matrimonio

    Por Tom Strode, posted Friday, November 14, 2014 (3 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- El jueves (6 nov.), una corte federal de apelaciones sostuvo las leyes estatales que se niegan a reconocer el matrimonio entre parejas del mismo sexo, aparentemente preparando el camino para que la Suprema Corte de los EEUU tome una decisión sobre el asunto contencioso que ha evitado abordar hasta ahora. Read More

  • Subsidio de vivienda sobrevive apelación de la corte

    Por Tom Strode, posted Friday, November 14, 2014 (3 years ago)

    "Ciertamente estas son buenas noticias para los ministros."-- O.S. Hawkins
    CHICAGO (BP) -- Una corte federal de apelaciones ha invalidado una decisión que anulaba el subsidio de vivienda ministerial efectivo durante 60 años en una acción ovacionada por los líderes bautistas del sur. Read More