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Monday, April 04, 2016

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  • Ind. law protects babies with Down syndrome from abortion

    by Evan Wilt/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, April 04, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed a bill into law protecting babies from abortions based solely on genetic conditions such as Down syndrome.

    "When it comes to genetics, it's easy for us to say 'if it isn't perfect let's abort,'" said Len Reynolds, the president of Indiana Right to Life's Lake County affiliate. "I have had the opportunity to meet many families with Down syndrome children. Yes, they have ... Read More

  • LifeSpring Church: Keeping missions in the forefront

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Monday, April 04, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo courtesy of LifeSpring Church.
    BELLEVUE, Neb. (BP) -- LifeSpring Church in Bellevue, Neb., where 1,200 or more people participate in weekly worship, helps defend America.

    More than half the congregation is active-duty or retired military, or employed as civilians at Offutt Air Force Base, known by its tagline "Defenders of Freedom." Offutt is home to the 55th Wing and more than 50 partner units of the Air Combat Command, as ... Read More

  • CULTURE: Unashamed outsider: Lecrae

    by Trevin Wax, posted Monday, April 04, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Is this "the year of black memoir?" Imani Perry, professor of African American studies at Princeton, thinks so, and she places recent books like Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me" and Clifford Thompson's "Twin of Blackness" squarely in the black literary tradition.

    People, however, may read such memoirs as representing all of black thought. "Telling one's story is one's story," Perry ... Read More

  • Creationists differ on use of term 'evolution'

    by David Roach, posted Monday, April 04, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham has voiced disagreement with a Southern Baptist seminary professor's claim that aspects of Ham's view on animal kingdom development should be labeled "evolution."

    Ham and Kenneth Keathley, a professor of theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary who wrote two blog posts about Ham in late March, also differ on whether AiG's ... Read More

  • CP 6.5% ahead of projection at mid-year point

    by Staff, posted Monday, April 04, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 6.5 percent above the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection, and are 3.09 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Page. Read More

  • 'God's Not Dead 2' earnings fall short

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 04, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The sequel "God's Not Dead 2" opened much weaker than its 2014 predecessor, trailing the top grossing "God's Not Dead" in per screen earnings by 72 percent, according to Box Office Mojo statistics.

    With total earnings of $8.1 million for the April 1-3 weekend, God's Not Dead 2 averaged $3,350 per screen in 2,419 theaters. Its predecessor averaged $11,817 per screen in 780 theaters, ... Read More