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Women in combat: DOD change spurs debateWASHINGTON (BP) -- U.S. Department of Defense’s decision to open all military combat positions to women has rekindled a theological and practical debate on the role of women in battle.
"It is no shock that a secular society that has embraced feminism and transgender ideology is now confused about gender roles and war," Owen Strachan, president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, told Baptist Press. "Men have no idea who they are today. Their grandfathers bled out on the beaches of Normandy to save civilization, but most men have no functional concept of masculine self-sacrifice. We men ask women to provide for us, to do all the work around the house, to disciple the kids and even to die for us. These are shameful days." Read More
Moore's critique of Trump draws media focus
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has renewed his criticism of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, drawing a wave of media attention for denouncing the businessman's proposal to temporarily prevent all Muslims from entering the U.S. Read More
Christmas in 'disguise' admonition dropped by UT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- For the second time in recent months, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville has removed a controversial Web post from its diversity office after chief state politicians threatened funding cuts and called for employee resignations and terminations. Read More
Northwest convention welcomes 16 churchesPORTLAND, Ore. (BP) -- Sharing the Gospel message "from neighborhoods to nations" took center stage as Northwest Baptist Convention messengers convened Nov. 10-11 for their annual meeting in Portland, highlighting the motive for adopting a $5,267,000 budget for the convention's 2016 mission efforts. Read More
Iowa Baptists note church plants, CP givingDES MOINES, Iowa (BP) -- New church plants and an increase of more than 11 percent in Cooperative Program giving highlighted the 20th annual meeting of the Baptist Convention of Iowa in Des Moines.
About 11 new church plants have ether launched or are holding preview services, BCI Executive Director Tim Lubinus said, noting firm plans for additional church plants in the Des Moines area in 2016. Read More
Louisiana College probation lifted by SACSPINEVILLE, La. (BP) -- The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges has removed Louisiana College from probation.
SACSCOC placed the Baptist-affiliated college on probation in June 2014, citing issues related to trustee governance, institutional integrity, personnel policies and audit findings that pertain to some financial control matters and student financial aid. Read More
Bible Study: Dec. 13, 2015
NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More
WORLDVIEW: The faith of a small-town girl
"When her moment came, young Mary was ready. Not because of her education, talent or insight, but because of her quiet obedience," Erich Bridges writes. "…What is God saying to you at this moment? … Maybe something that He will use to change missions history -- if you obey Him." Read More