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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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  • Agape House empowering women with truth about life

    by Rebecca Wolford, posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- When a woman walks into the medical clinic operated by Agape House in northwest Tennessee, she won't find evangelism tracts or Bibles in the waiting room. While she waits nervously to have an ultrasound to confirm her pregnancy, she won't be judged regardless of her circumstances. And if she tells the clinic staff that she's considering having an abortion, she will be given all the information she needs about her child, but won't be pressured into a decision. Read More

  • The sanctity of human life & tough choices

    by Robert Jackson, posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (2 years ago)

    Dr. Robert Jackson with a young patient at his Spartanburg, S.C., practice. Baptist Courier photo
    I opened the paper chart, saw the positive pregnancy test, gritted my teeth, and breathed a silent prayer as I opened the door to exam room 2. I was immediately aware of the suffocating atmosphere in the room, where my patient, a lovely blonde with striking blue eyes, was perched on the table.

    A high school cheerleader, church youth leader, and academic leader in her school, she had already been accepted at several colleges with multiple scholarships. ... Read More

  • Convict's release raises questions of pro-LGBT bias

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (2 years ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The commutation of a former U.S. soldier's espionage sentence has caused some to ask whether the reduced prison term is related to the inmate's transgender identity.

    The commutation also prompted Douglas Carver, the North American Mission Board's executive director of chaplaincy, to underscore the need for U.S. military chaplains "to engage all people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, regardless of their gender identity." Read More

  • ERLC focuses on life, liberty in policy agenda

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (2 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Protecting human life and religious freedom stand atop the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's Legislative and Policy Agenda for 2017.

    The ERLC unveiled its agenda Wednesday (Jan. 18) for a new Congress, as well as a new administration that will begin governing when President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated Jan. 20. Read More

  • 5 tips to evangelize superstitious religious groups

    by Randy and Kathy Arnett, posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (2 years ago)

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    AFRICA (BP) -- Terror gripped Simon and his family. Their neighborhood mutt had howled and barked incessantly the previous night at the front door of their one-room home. Simon explained that the dog's behavior signaled an impending death in their household.

    While many may simply dismiss Simon as foolishly superstitious, others would not. In fact, millions of people see the world as Simon does. ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Gleanings on giving

    by Chuck Lawless, posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (2 years ago)

    Ever since giving a $5 offering from his first ministry paycheck of $45 years ago, Chuck Lawless has continued to discover the vitality of giving to his church. Read More