Baptist Press Archive

Monday, November 16, 2015

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  • LifeWay reopens search for new headquarters

    by Art Toalston, posted Monday, November 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources is stepping away from the purchase of a 1.5-acre site in downtown Nashville to look at other sites for a new headquarters, LifeWay President Thom Rainer said in a letter to employees today (Nov. 16).

    Rainer said the Southern Baptist entity does intend to complete the sale of its 14.5-acre campus, also located in downtown Nashville. Read More

  • Support for MKs affirmed by WMU foundation board

    by Candice Lee, posted Monday, November 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- The Woman's Missionary Union Foundation board of directors has affirmed their support for missionary kids (MKs) by committing to raise additional funding for MK scholarships. The WMU Foundation currently offers scholarships for International Mission Board and North American Mission Board MKs and will work toward providing additional scholarships for a larger number of recipients. Read More

  • Naghmeh Abedini regrets emails of marital woe

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, November 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The wife of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini has voiced regret for emails she sent to close friends reportedly accusing the pastor of spousal abuse stemming from what was described in press reports as his addiction to pornography.

    In two emails to close friends, Abedini disclosed that her marriage to Saeed Abedini has been troubled by "physical, emotional, ... Read More

  • Democrats debate use of term 'radical Islam'

    by David Roach, posted Monday, November 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    DES MOINES, Iowa (BP) -- In a debate the day following terrorist attacks in Paris, all three Democratic presidential candidates declined to use the term "radical Islam" to describe Muslim terrorist organizations when asked if they "agree with that characterization."

    One candidate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, argued there is "a war for the soul of Islam" between ISIS and Muslim nations. Read More

  • Report: Efforts to punish sex traffickers improving

    by Gaye Clark/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, November 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- When the advocacy group Shared Hope released its first report card on efforts to combat sex trafficking of America's children, 26 states received a failing grade. This year's report card, released Nov. 11, proved a surprise to Shared Hope founder Linda Smith.

    "I was excited there were no Fs," Smith said. "In 2011, we had 26 states with failing grades -- so many places in the United States ... Read More

  • Newbell: Fight fear with faith in God

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, November 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- If Trillia Newbell were limited to sharing one truth to help a Christian woman overcome fear, she says it would be the Gospel of Jesus.

    "If God, the holy one, would sacrifice His Son for you, surely he'd help you in this situation too," Newbell would tell a fearful believer, she told Baptist Press in an email interview. "If God is for you, ... Read More

  • Completion of Ark theme park expected July 2016

    by Kristen Lowry/Kentucky Today, posted Monday, November 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Kristen Lowry/Kentucky Today
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. -- Modern-day construction crews will finish in about a year what it took Noah a century to do: build an ark. Work on the life-sized replica of Noah's Ark is expected to be completed and opened for visitors on July 7, 2016.

    The infrastructure of the mammoth boat rises above a rural swath of rolling farmland in Williamstown, Ky., about a half hour south of ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: What happened to evangelism in the SBC?

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Monday, November 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, laments that the U.S. has more people and more churches than in 1948 but fewer baptisms. Among keys to a turnaround, Floyd counsels: "Through each event or experience you offer as a church, regardless of the audience, strategically use it for Read More