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Thursday, March 26, 2015

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  • Former major leaguers share Christ in Peru

    by Aurora Flores, posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Lina White/IMB
    LIMA, Peru (BP) -- A rope isn't typical baseball gear, but Florida Baptist volunteer Josh Howard, who was headed for a baseball clinic in Lima, Peru, had good reason for packing a very, very long one in his suitcase.

    He spoke about eternity -- using a rope for a visual illustration that he learned listening to the teaching of evangelical pastor Francis Chan -- to a group of kids living in the moment to become better baseball players. And he was there with seven other former and current high school, college and professional baseball players and coaches -- all from Southern Baptist churches in Florida and Tennessee. Read More

  • Baseball builds bridges with Japanese Peruvians

    by Aurora Flores, posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Lina White/IMB
    LIMA, Peru (BP) -- Peru's Nikkei , Japanese immigrants and their descendants, live and work among Peruvians, but their loyalties to Japanese identity and community can wind as tightly as red threads stitched around a baseball.

    Although their circumstances dictate reliance on foreigners welcoming them as immigrants, their own Japanese culture compels a slow acceptance of outsiders, said International Mission Board missionary Tim Mitchell. Read More

  • Charges against chaplain called 'overt attack'

    by Ken Walker, posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (BP) -- The attorney who represents 65 former chaplains suing the Navy for discrimination says the possible dismissal of a chaplain for giving traditional biblical counsel is evidence of a continuing attack against evangelicals.

    For Virginia attorney Arthur Schulcz, the charge of "intolerance" leveled against Navy chaplain Wesley Modder shows how once-subtle discrimination against evangelical chaplains is increasing. The 65 chaplains' cases continue to be waged in various courts alleging instances of discrimination dating back to the mid-1970s. Read More

  • New Hiding Place film challenges anti-Semitism

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The "Return to the Hiding Place" film about the underground teenage army that helped Corrie ten Boom save the lives of Jews during the Holocaust is aptly released as anti-Semitism is rising globally and on college campuses, the movie's director said.

    The independent film comes more than 70 years after six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, but Jews still face the persecution and hatred of anti-Semitism, according to research and news reports.

    Director Peter Spencer said the film's release is for such a time as this. Read More

  • Bible Study: March 29, 2015

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More

  • AT THE MOVIES: 'Killing Jesus' poorly depicts our living Lord

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Killing Jesus," the New York Times best-seller by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, does a reliable job of proving Jesus lived on earth, had a following and was crucified. The National Geographic Channel's film by the same name is a different matter. Read More