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Vietnam dropped from list of religious freedom violators despite USCIRF’s plea
WASHINGTON (BP)--The State Department has removed Vietnam from its list of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom in spite of advice to the contrary from a nonpartisan panel.
Israeli high court orders 'gay marriage' recognition
JERUSALEM (BP)--The land where Jesus once walked soon will recognize "gay marriage."
Medical volunteers heal Lebanese hearts amid war aftermath
But Redding manages to tune out the commotion. Right now, the nurse practitioner is focused on the man at the other end of her stethoscope. His name is Abdullah* and he’s complaining of back pain and breathing problems. What Redding doesn’t know is that while she listens to Abdullah’s lungs, she’s also healing his heart.
Driggers receives Dodd award for exemplary CP support
The award, from the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated continuous excellence in supporting missions at home and abroad through the Cooperative Program. Read More
S.C. Baptists honor Driggers, extend South Asia partnership
TAYLORS, S.C. (BP)--Messengers at the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s Nov. 14-15 meeting in Taylors honored retiring Executive Director-Treasurer Carlisle Driggers and extended their missions partnership with South Asia for another two years. Read More
Ky. Baptists tap younger leaders, celebrate CP impact
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (BP)--Continuing a recent trend of electing younger leaders, the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s top three officers elected Nov. 14 are under 40 years of age. Read More
Fla. convention refuses action on public school ‘exit strategy’
FORT MYERS, Fla. (BP)--William Rice, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater since 2004, was elected unanimously as the 2007 Florida Baptist State Convention president during the Nov. 13-14 annual meeting at McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Getting prepared to deal with global warming
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--The subject of global warming has received much press in the last few years. With the change in leadership in Congress, we should expect to hear much more about this subject in days to come. Recently, Union University hosted an illuminating debate on this subject between Dr. David P. Gushee (principle author of the Evangelical Climate Initiative, ECI) and Dr. E. Calvin Beisner (one of four co-authors of the response to the ECI by the Interfaith Stewardship Alliance, ISA).
FIRST-PERSON: Making evangelism good news again
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--It’s almost Thanksgiving, and there will be an empty place at our table. My father-in-law, Don Duniven, planned to join us as he has many times before. My wife could not have a better daddy. My children could not have a better grandpa. I could not have a better friend. But without any warning, on Monday, Nov. 7, Don died in his sleep. We are shocked. We are heart-broken. And we are overwhelmed with Thanksgiving. Because only Jesus could have made Don the man we will miss so much.