Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

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  • SUPER TUESDAY: Voting & the 'evangelical'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, March 01, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As pollsters analyze the voting patterns of "evangelicals" in Super Tuesday presidential primaries, some pastors and theologians have noted the mainstream media's failure to account for immense diversity among the movement claiming that label.

    Voters went to the polls March 1 in 13 states and one U.S. territory, including several so-called Bible Belt states where evangelical voters were expected to exert considerable influence. Read More

  • 'Apologetic Cafe' takes to radio airwaves

    by Caleb Yarbrough/Arkansas Baptist News, posted Tuesday, March 01, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    SHERWOOD, Ark. (BP) -- Baptists may say they love hearing God's Word preached on Sunday mornings, but sometimes a sermon may raise more questions than answers, notes Arkansas pastor Joe Manning.

    Manning, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Ark., is a self-proclaimed apologetics junkie who holds a doctorate in the field from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Ind. Manning first recognized the need for a time of open conversational dialogue about God and the Bible when he was pastoring a church in Hawaii. Read More

  • Religious liberty violations recounted at NRB

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, March 01, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As followers of Christ in America experience increasing attacks against their religious liberty, Christian journalists have an opportunity to lay the groundwork for rights of conscience to prevail, an attorney and a Fox News commentator said at Proclaim 16, the National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention in Nashville.

    Kristen Waggoner, senior vice president of legal advocacy with Alliance Defending Freedom, said during an NRB panel discussion that ADF is contacted nearly every day by Christians whose religious liberty is being threatened because of their refusal to compromise spiritual convictions. ... Read More

  • New book: Pro-life women are 'pro-woman'

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, March 01, 2016 (2 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- A misleading concept prevalent about women is the focus of a new book from the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's publishing arm.

    "There is an idea out there that those who are pro-choice are pro-woman, and the rest of us do not care about women," said Trillia Newbell, editor of "Women on Life: A Call to Love the Unborn, Unloved and Neglected."

    "This, to me, couldn't be further from the truth." Read More

  • NOBTS prof leads evangelical preaching society

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Tuesday, March 01, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary preaching professor Dennis Phelps is serving as the 2015-2016 president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society.

    EHS promotes the exchange of ideas related to instruction in biblical preaching, academic publication in homiletics and the effective communication of the Gospel from a biblical-theological standpoint.

    Phelps joined the NOBTS faculty in 2006 and occupies the J.D. Grey Chair of Preaching. He has 19 years in theological education, including 10 at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., and more than 21 years in pastoral ministry. In addition to his teaching duties, Phelps also leads the alumni relations office at NOBTS. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Counsel for selecting a cause

    by Susie Hawkins, posted Tuesday, March 01, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Susie Hawkins relays counsel to leaders on adding a cause to their commitments. Key factors, she writes, include one's passion, time constraints, balancing local and global causes, and setting an example that others will follow. Read More