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Friday, June 30, 2017

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  • EDITORIAL: Orígenes de la Familia Humana

    by Gerardo A. Alfaro, posted Friday, June 30, 2017 (one year ago)

    El libro de los Orígenes nos cuenta sobre cómo el Creador estableció el orden y la naturaleza de la realidad en la que hoy vivimos (Gn.1-3). Mi interés en este corto ensayo es enumerar las bendiciones con las que él dotó a la familia humana. Read More

  • Bonnaroo 'Jesus Tent' sharing Christ's love

    by David Dawson, posted Friday, June 30, 2017 (one year ago)

    MANCHESTER, Tenn. (BP) -- The line outside the tent is lengthy, but it moves along steadily and orderly. Even at 10:30 in the morning, long before any musical acts have taken the stage, the 'Jesus Tent' is buzzing with activity at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

    Bringing to mind the image of the occupants boarding Noah's Ark, the processional of young adults, often arriving in pairs, gradually makes its way closer and closer to the tent in Manchester, Tenn., about an hour's drive south of Nashville. Read More

  • Layman honors wife's legacy at Bonnaroo

    by David Dawson, posted Friday, June 30, 2017 (one year ago)

    MANCHESTER, Tenn. (BP) -- Ignoring the heat and the insects, Bill Thompson maneuvered his way through the tall grass, weaving through the maze of parked cars and pop-up tents that were jammed together in the massive open field at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tenn.

    The path wasn't especially easy to navigate for the 85-year-old Thompson. But he relentlessly pressed on, determined to complete his two-pronged mission: Sharing the Good News of Jesus to the massive collection of attendees at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and honoring the legacy of his late wife, Gerri. Read More

  • Teen walks 300 miles, spotlights human trafficking

    by Lisa Misner Sergent, posted Friday, June 30, 2017 (one year ago)

    ARTHUR, Illinois (BP) -- Fourteen-year-old Lindsey Yoder walked 15 miles a day along the dusty back roads of southern Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee in a quest to raise awareness about human trafficking.

    She departed from Arthur (Ill.) Southern Baptist Church, where she and her family are members, on May 28 and arrived at Nashville's Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park on June 24. Read More

  • Capitol Hill panel discusses religious liberty ruling

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, June 30, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Brady Weller
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in a religious freedom case is not about government funding of the church's mission, but it will have far-reaching results, a Capitol Hill audience was told Thursday night (June 29).

    Panelists in a conversation co-sponsored by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) explained the impact of a June 26 opinion by the high court and how Christians should respond to the debate over church-state relations. Read More

  • MOVIES: Family friendly films for the Fourth

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Friday, June 30, 2017 (one year ago)

    For this Fourth of July, movie critic Phil Boatwright recommends three family friendly films that "recognize who we are as people and how we came to be." Read More