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Monday, January 29, 2018

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  • Mothers headed to abortion get baby-saving compassion

    by Grace Thornton, posted Monday, January 29, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    FLINT, Mich. (BP) -- In a dumpster.

    Harvey says his infant twins likely would have been discarded there by the abortion clinic, if not for James Carr standing out in the parking lot in the strip mall that also houses a Family Dollar.

    Except for one day a week when other volunteers relieve Carr, he's pitched his red tent across from the abortion clinic in Flint, Mich., pleading all day with the clinic's clients to have a conversation about saving their baby. Read More

  • J.D. Greear to be SBC president nominee again

    by David Roach, posted Monday, January 29, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Two years after withdrawing from a closely contested election for Southern Baptist Convention president, North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear once again will be nominated for SBC president, Florida pastor Ken Whitten announced today (Jan. 29).

    Greear, 44, "is all about what Southern Baptists have been all about," Whitten, pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Fla., told Baptist Press in relaying his intention to nominate Greear during the SBC annual meeting June 12-13 in Dallas. "We bleed missions. We bleed evangelism, and we bleed the Gospel of Jesus ... Read More

  • Virgin Islands pastor: Baptists' concern 'genuine'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, January 29, 2018 (8 months ago)

    ST THOMAS, U.S.V.I. (BP) -- The "genuine" love and concern of fellow Southern Baptists are what U.S. Virgin Islands pastor Lawrence Turnbull cites as perhaps his greatest appreciation while recovering from two devastating hurricanes of 2017.

    "There's a love and a concern ... the folks show that are genuine," Turnbull told Baptist Press after attending an appreciation dinner Southern Baptist leaders hosted for pastors on the islands Jan. 27. Read More

  • Same-sex couples fight citizenship battle

    by Kiley Crossland/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, January 29, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Two same-sex couples filed lawsuits last week against the U.S. State Department, arguing it unlawfully discriminated against them by denying their children U.S. citizenship.

    The cases join a host of others involving reproductive technology and same-sex parenting working their way through the U.S. court system. Since the Supreme Court's 2015 Obergefell decision declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right, LGBT advocates have been pushing back against laws that uphold the biological reality that every child is the genetic offspring of just one man and one woman ... Read More

  • FROM THE SEMINARIES: Convocations at MBTS, SEBTS

    by SBC Seminary & BP Staff, posted Monday, January 29, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    In today's From the Seminaries: Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

    Allen underscores Christ's love for the lost

    By T. Patrick Hudson

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Noting the sense of renewal, excitement and invigoration in the campus community at the beginning of a new semester, President Jason Allen opened Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's spring term with an academic ... Read More