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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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  • Schiavo case, 10 years later, still a 'tragedy'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The 10th anniversary of Terri Schiavo's death has prompted discussions of marriage laws, the definition of a "good death" and even the pro-life record of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, an apparent frontrunner for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Read More

  • Diversity still needed, SBC leaders say

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention's progress in racial reconciliation will fall short of what is needed if it is measured by the one-time election of an African-American president, speakers said at a leadership summit. Read More

  • N.Y. mayor renews pledge to churches

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NEW YORK (BP) -- Churches can continue to worship in New York public schools, at least temporarily, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to review a lower court decision barring worship services in schools there, Mayor Bill de Blasio said March 30. Read More

  • Kansas bans dismemberment abortions

    by Courtney Crandell/WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (3 years ago)

    KANSAS (WNS)-- Abortionists in Kansas will soon be banned from performing dismemberment abortions, thanks to legislation passed by the state legislature March 25. Read More

  • Muslim evangelism: earn 'right to be heard'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Because Muslims expect to be shunned as terrorists by citizens of Western nations, Christians can sometimes win them to Christ by showing them radical love and acceptance, former Muslim Afshin Ziafat said at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's Leadership Summit on the Gospel and racial reconciliation.

    My goal when talking to a Muslim is for them to see Jesus in me and then for me to share Jesus with them," Ziafat, lead pastor of Providence Church in Frisco, Texas, said during a March 27 breakout session on Islam. "I don't know any former Muslim who became a Christian who has said to me, 'I was just cornered in a debate, and it made sense that Islam was crazy and I became a Christian.' Every former Muslim that I know who's a Christian -- every one of them -- points to a person" who loved them. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: What's different about this year's SBC?

    by Andrew Hebert, posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (3 years ago)

    New Mexico pastor Andrew Hebert tells why he will be in Columbus, Ohio, for the SBC annual meeting in June, answering the question, "What's going to be so different about this year's meeting?" Read More