Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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  • Chinese scholar finds Bible 'persuasive, beautiful'

    by Erich Bridges, posted Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Erich Bridges
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Tao Lu never laid eyes on the Word of God until he came to the United States to study advanced computer engineering.

    That's not unusual in China where Tao grew up, even though his father taught English in a major city. The Chinese Christian movement may be growing rapidly amid periodic crackdowns, but it has yet to reach hundreds of millions of people in the vast communist nation. Read More

  • Climate change critics perceive threat from AGs

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- An effort by 17 state and territorial attorneys general and former vice president Al Gore to find "creative ways to enforce" laws related to climate change has been characterized as contrary to the spirit of a 2007 Southern Baptist Convention resolution "on global warming."

    Evangelical climate change experts have added that the coalition of attorneys general from 15 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands seems to have made assertions in conflict with constitutional principles and sound scientific procedure. Read More

  • Malaysian court approves landmark Christian conversion case

    by Julia A. Seymour/WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (one year ago)

    MALAYSIA (BP) -- A Malaysian court affirmed the right of a former Muslim to convert to Christianity in a landmark ruling handed down just before Easter.

    Rooney Rebit converted to Christianity in 1999 and was baptized at age 24, according to World Watch Monitor (WWM). But he was officially considered Muslim due to his parents' conversion to Islam when he was 8. Read More

  • Women's roles in SBC focus of advisory council

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Roger S. Oldham
    ATLANTA (BP) -- A diverse group of 18 women is studying the perspectives and strategies women in Southern Baptist churches bring to the God-given task of fulfilling the Great Commission.

    They comprise the Women's Ministry Advisory Council appointed by Frank S. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee. The council joins a list of advisory councils Page has appointed to provide insight into the needs, desires and goals of the many groups represented in SBC life. Read More

  • BAPTISTS: Reporting on the SBC

    by Gary Ledbetter, posted Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (one year ago)

    Gary Ledbetter, editor in chief of the Southern Baptist TEXAN, assesses the periodic tensions between Baptist leaders and Baptist journalists -- and their shared commitment to advance the Great Commission. Read More