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Thursday, April 23, 2015

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  • Southern Baptists urged to pray for court, marriage

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, April 23, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo from Wikimedia Commons
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptists are receiving encouragement to pray before and during the U.S. Supreme Court's arguments April 28 in a case that likely will determine the fate of legal marriage in America.

    Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, has urged churches to spend time during worship April 26 in prayer. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) has called for Southern Baptists and other Christians to pray during the oral arguments, which will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern April 28. Read More

  • House GOP challenged to enact late abortion ban

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, April 23, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Pain-capable Unborn Child Protection Act reflects "whether the House GOP is serious about protecting unborn babies and women."-- Russell Moore & other pro-life leaders
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention's lead ethicist and other pro-life leaders have called on Republican congressional leaders to halt the delay on a proposed ban on late abortions.

    Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), joined nine other heads of pro-life organizations Wednesday (April 22) to urge the leaders of the majority in the House of Representatives to schedule a vote immediately on the Pain-capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation would prohibit abortions on babies 20 weeks or more after fertilization based on scientific evidence that a child in the womb experiences pain by that point in gestation. Read More

  • Sandy survivor's home rescued from demolition

    by Laura Sikes, posted Thursday, April 23, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo courtesy Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Macon, Ga.
    FREEPORT, N.Y. (BP) -- Hurricane Sandy survivor Cecelya Morsby faced near eviction in March from her flood-ravaged home.

    More than two years after the superstorm's onslaught, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers learned of her circumstances and came to her aid in the coastal Long Island town of Freeport. Read More

  • Pulitzer winners tie domestic abuse to Christianity

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, April 23, 2015 (2 years ago)

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (BP) -- The South Carolina newspaper that won this year's Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism has drawn criticism for linking the Palmetto state's domestic violence problems with its residents' belief in the Bible's teaching about gender. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: Mohler reports record SBTS enrollment

    by James A. Smith Sr., posted Thursday, April 23, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees elected two new faculty members and received President R. Albert Mohler Jr.'s report summarizing historic student enrollment metrics during their April 20-21 meeting.

    In a harmonious meeting on the seminary's campus in Louisville, Ky., trustees unanimously approved all recommendations. Read More

  • Senate reaches anti-trafficking compromise

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, April 23, 2015 (2 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Senate passed April 22 a version of The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act after reaching a bipartisan compromise that will prevent monies for victims of human trafficking from funding abortions. Read More

  • Bible Study: April 26, 2015

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, April 23, 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