Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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  • Islamic jihad, in many forms, 'gaining ground'

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Jihadists are using "the freedoms of democracy to achieve political change to try to destroy that democracy and the freedoms which it enshrines."

    -- Caroline Cox

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Many in western democracies are blind to radical Islam's threat to their security and cultural values, speakers said at a day-long discussion of Islam during the National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention.

    "The majority of Muslims are peaceful and good citizens," Robert Edmiston, a member of Britain's House of Lords from the Conservative Party, said at the Feb. 24 event in Nashville. "But there are some that are extremists, and they are gaining ground." Read More

  • Teamwork yields East Asians putting trust in Christ

    by Caroline Anderson , posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    EAST ASIA (BP) -- Before returning to the U.S., two American mission volunteers arranged to meet one last time with more than 20 new believers they led to the Lord during their two-week visit in East Asia.

    "We wanted to give you a gift before we return to the U.S.," Timothy,* one of the volunteers tells some of the new believers who gathered to meet him and his teammate Joshua* for lunch. Read More

  • Survey: 81% for religious freedom on marriage views

    by Staff/National Religious Broadcasters, posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Contrary to the "inevitability" narrative most Americans have accepted of same-sex marriage, a new survey released Feb. 24 finds broad support for traditional marriage and protection of those who hold such views.

    The survey, commissioned by Family Research Council in partnership with National Religious Broadcasters, found that 81 percent of Americans agree that government should "leave people free to follow their beliefs about marriage as they live their daily lives at work and in the way they run their businesses." Read More

  • Naghmeh Abedini shares evangelism passion

    by Sharayah Colter/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Allen Sutton/SBTC
    EULESS, Texas (BP) -- Naghmeh Abedini, whose husband Saeed Abedini is imprisoned in an Iranian prison for sharing his Christian faith, expressed her passion -- and her husband's passion -- for rescuing "that one sheep" with the Gospel during an evangelism conference, Feb. 23. Read More

  • Christian media's reach surveyed by LifeWay Research

    by Bob Smietana, posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Christian broadcasters have a devoted following, with about two-thirds of weekly churchgoers and evangelicals saying they tune in to Christian radio and television on a regular basis.

    Christian books have a reach among churchgoers and evangelicals, and Christian movies remain popular, with about four in 10 Americans having seen one in the last year. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Homebound millennials

    by Penna Dexter, posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    What's a homebound millennial -- and his or her parents -- to do? Penna Dexter, in a Baptist Press column, counsels millennials to take advantage of family togetherness and do some tangible work around the house. Her advice to parents: Use the close proximity with a millennial to "practice your role as friend, counselor and example." Read More