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Monday, February 05, 2018

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  • FIRST-PERSON: When feminism & faith collide

    by Sharayah Colter, posted Monday, February 05, 2018 (7 months ago)

    "God cares more for women than any pro-woman advocate possibly could," Sharayah Colter writes. Women must be cautious whether "voices demanding something in the name of justice and equality for women are friend or foe," she writes. Read More

  • Evidence of humans' uniqueness found in creation

    by Julie Borg/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, February 05, 2018 (7 months ago)

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- While the Bible teaches that God designed humans -- and only humans -- in His image, evolutionary scientists continue to try to explain the origin of humans' superior intellect when compared to primates. Researchers at Kent State University now seem to think the answer might lie in differences in brain chemicals.

    For their study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers analyzed brain samples from humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, baboons and monkeys. They found marked differences in brain chemicals in the ... Read More

  • After '08 tornado, Union was 'united as never before'

    by Nathan Handley & Tim Ellsworth, posted Monday, February 05, 2018 (7 months ago)

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    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- At the 10-year point since a tornado devastated the campus, Union University marked the anniversary with a day of activities Feb. 2 featuring former administrators, students and others closely involved with the event.

    Former Union President David S. Dockery, in a Founders' Day chapel address, spoke on providence, hope and unity the university experienced from the Feb. 5, 2008, tornado. Read More

  • Plan hatched to save Zimbabwe seminary using chickens

    by Robin Cornetet/Kentucky Today, posted Monday, February 05, 2018 (7 months ago)

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    CHIWUNDURA, Zimbabwe (BP) -- A Southern Baptist missionary from Kentucky is hatching a plan to help pastors in Zimbabwe get the training they need to lead a new generation of Christians.

    Nick Moore, who serves as a professor at the Baptist Theological Seminary of Zimbabwe, said few future pastors can afford to attend Bible classes because of the country's oppressive unemployment and inflation rates. But with help through the Cooperative Program -- the Southern Baptist Convention's channel for supporting missions and ministry -- and some handy Kentucky Baptists, Moore thinks he's ... Read More

  • Black So. Bapt. history said to be 'at a crossroads'

    by David Roach, posted Monday, February 05, 2018 (7 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In 1845, at the Southern Baptist Convention's founding, approximately 1 in 3 Southern Baptist church members was African American. By 1900, there were virtually no black Southern Baptists. Today, about 1 in 5 Southern Baptist churches is predominantly non-Anglo, including some 3,400 predominately African American congregations.

    The story behind those numbers, historians say, is a remarkable narrative of slavery, sin, emancipation, struggle and God's grace -- and a challenge for the SBC to do more in terms of racial reconciliation. Read More

  • Apology, $300K payout in church sex abuse settlement

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, February 05, 2018 (7 months ago)

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP) -- An apology, admission of liability and a $300,000 payout are among the terms First Baptist Church of Columbia, S.C., reached to settle a case involving a child who was reportedly sexually abused by a former church volunteer.

    Confessing "a broken and contrite heart," the church apologized and read an explanatory statement including the full terms of the settlement to its congregation in its Sunday morning service Feb. 4, church spokesman Bryan Barnes told Baptist Press. Read More