Baptist Press Archive

Friday, November 21, 2014

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  • Obama's actions on immigration called 'unwise'

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Immigration reform "shouldn't be a partisan wedge issue."

    -- Russell D. Moore

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- President Obama's new executive actions to change immigration policy are unwise and threaten the growing consensus for reform, said the Southern Baptist Convention's lead ethicist. Read More

  • Mormons grappling with their history

    by Benjamin Hawkins, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

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    SALT LAKE CITY (BP) -- Leaders within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are speaking more openly about Mormonism's controversial history and teachings. Read More

  • Snowmelt flooding puts DR on alert

    by Joe Conway & Art Toalston, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (BP) -- "This is the first day of the digout in Erie County" from seven feet of snow, said Mike Flannery, disaster relief director for the Baptist Convention of New York.

    Flannery was on the road to a meeting of the Erie County VOAD network (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) as he spoke briefly with Baptist Press about the record snowfall in Buffalo and nearby communities since Nov. 17. Flannery co-chairs the VOAD, which assists the Erie County Emergency Management Office. Read More

  • Panel: DR works disasters on deeper level

    by Kristen Camp, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NAMB photo by Susan Whitley
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Whether it's a tornado in Oklahoma, a wildfire in Washington or a hurricane in New York, disaster survivors need more than assistance with rebuilding their homes when tragedy strikes. They need help rebuilding their lives. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is committed to providing help, healing and hope to disaster survivors across North America. Read More

  • Pastors experience God's timing in Ecuador

    by Kate Gregory, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    IMB Photo by Wilson Hunter
    LAGARTO, Ecuador (BP) -- Tony Mathews was on a mission. He wanted to find the man he had led to Christ a couple of days earlier.

    Mathews, pastor of North Garland Baptist Fellowship in Garland, Texas, had met Wiston while walking through the small town of Lagarto on the Ecuadorian coast with a handful of fellow African American pastors and church members from the Dallas area. Read More

  • Churches mobilize fellow blacks in missions

    by Kate Gregory, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NORTH GARLAND, Texas (BP) -- Dozens of missionary families gathered for a meeting in South Africa, but missions volunteer Jacquie Collins didn't see any African American families among them. That struck the heart of Collins, an African American, because she hadn't considered going overseas herself until a few years ago. Read More

  • Nev. Baptists elect first black president

    by Staff, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    RENO, Nev. (BP) -- The Nevada Baptist Convention at its 2014 annual meeting elected its first African American president, Nellis Baptist Church pastor Greg Fields of Las Vegas. Read More

  • ETS meeting: 'Southern Baptists everywhere'

    by David Roach, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    SAN DIEGO (BP) -- When Richard Melick joined the Evangelical Theological Society in 1975, he only knew of two other Southern Baptists who were involved in the group.

    "In contrast, today you can't walk down the hall [at an ETS meeting] without seeing Southern Baptists everywhere," Melick, distinguished professor of New Testament studies at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, told Baptist Press. "And I think that's a good thing. Both university and seminary professors are very involved." Read More

  • Ohio Baptists support CP, armed forces

    by Jack Kwok, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (BP) -- Ohio Southern Baptists adopted a resolution reaffirming their support of the Cooperative Program and approved a budget forwarding more than 40 percent of CP receipts to Southern Baptist Convention causes during their annual meeting Nov. 5-6 at Liberty Heights Baptist Church in Liberty Township. Read More

  • CALL TO PRAYER: Thanksgiving's empty chairs

    by Michael J. Brooks, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    ALABASTER, Ala. (BP) -- I remember my boyhood pastor saying that Christmas always had a tinge of sadness since it was the time his father died. Little did I realize for Donna and me the same kind of memories would materialize around both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Philae y el diseño divino

    by Por Luis R. López, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Estoy escribiendo estas líneas desde el campamento Jenness Park en California en donde participo de una Conferencia para Hombres patrocinada por una de nuestras amadas iglesias. Read More

  • Los bautistas de Florida y Cuba dan las gracias a John Sullivan

    Por Barbara Denman/Convención Bautista de Florida, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Foto de Ken Touchton/Convención Bautista de Florida.
    LAKELAND, Fla. (BP) –- Durante la 135ª reunión anual de la Convención Bautista Estatal de Florida en el Mall de Laeland, los bautistas de Florida se despidieron de John Sullivan, el noveno director ejecutivo-tesorero de la convención estatal durante los últimos 26 años.

    Sullivan, en su último sermón ante la convención siendo un ejecutivo estatal, predicó sobre "Una actitud de gratitud" basado en Colosenses 1:9-15. ... Read More

  • Estudio: pastores titulares apoyan reforma inmigratoria

    Por Bob Smietana, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Muchos de los pastores protestantes de la nación desean que el gobierno de EE.UU. combine justicia y misericordia al tratar la reforma inmigratoria, muestra una encuesta de Investigaciones LifeWay. Read More

  • Moore: la afirmación del papa del matrimonio es 'fuerte'

    Por el personal, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    CIUDAD DEL VATICANOO (BP) -- El líder ético bautista del sur ha afirmado "una fuerte declaración" del papa Francisco sobre el matrimonio tradicional durante el discurso de apertura del pontífice en el coloquio del Vaticano sobre "la complementariedad del hombre y la mujer en el matrimonio." Read More

  • Warren en el Vaticano: Sean 'encantadores ante el ataque'

    Por el personal, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    CIUDAD DEL VATICANO (BP) -- Los cristianos deben defender el matrimonio enfrentando a los oponentes de forma encantadora y demostrando que el plan de Dios de un hombre y una mujer de por vida promueve el florecimiento humano, dijo Rick Warren a los líderes religiosos internacionales en el Vaticano el 18 de noviembre. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Philae y el diseño divino

    Por Luis R. López, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Estoy escribiendo estas líneas desde el campamento Jenness Park en California en donde participo de una Conferencia para Hombres patrocinada por una de nuestras amadas iglesias. Read More