Baptist Press Archive

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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  • Gay marriage gap widens for evangelicals & culture

    by Bob Smietana, posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Americans who have gay or lesbian friends are twice as likely to say gay marriage should be legal as those who have none.

    And more than half of Americans, meanwhile, say homosexuality is not sinful.

    Such survey results place evangelicals increasingly in a minority position in American culture over same-sex relationships. Read More

  • Her aim: ministry at historically black colleges

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Joy Pigg jumped at the opportunity to help launch a new Baptist Collegiate Ministry group at Southern University of New Orleans.

    Pigg's readiness for a ministry challenge stretches far beyond SUNO (the university's initials). The vision of this student at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Leavell College is to see Baptist campus ministry groups launched or reestablished at historically black colleges and universities across the country (HBCUs, as they're known). Read More

  • Colo. tells bakers OK to refuse Bible cakes

    by Staff, posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 (2 years ago)

    DENVER (BP) -- Colorado officials have rejected discrimination claims by a man who was refused service at three bakeries because he requested cakes that included Bible verses calling homosexuality a sin. Read More

  • Local & global needs stir Dayton church plant

    by K. Faith Morgan, posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    DAYTON, Ohio (BP) -- When Randy Chestnut and his wife of 35 years, Denise, sensed God calling them to establish a church and ministry in Old North Dayton, it was a homecoming with a then-and-now feeling.

    Raised in the area, the Chestnuts had deep roots in the community. But while Old North Dayton is home, the region has seen many changes since their youth. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Cinema & fear of the dark

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 (2 years ago)

    The field of media encompasses some of Satan's most powerful tools to mislead and corrupt the mind and soul, movie critic Phil Boatwright writes, noting that such misdirection can be countered by being grounded in Scripture. Read More

  • Bible Study: April 19, 2015

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 (2 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