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Schiavo case, 10 years later, still a 'tragedy'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 sayNASHVILLE (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
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
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'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
FROM THE STATES: Ark., Va., Okla. evangelism/missions news; 'I think every church ought to work with a church planter'
Today's From the States features items from:
Arkansas Baptist News
The Proclaimer (Virginia)
The Baptist Messenger (Oklahoma) Read More
FIRST-PERSON: What's different about this year's SBC?
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