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Thursday, August 17, 2017

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  • D.C.-area planter, church taking Christ to 'all peoples'

    by Brandon Elrod, posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of All Peoples Church
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- What connects Osaka, Japan and Fairfax, Va.?

    Given that Fairfax lies less than 20 miles outside of Washington, D.C., one might expect several connections between the major Japanese port city and a suburb of the United States capital. But, one particular link has led to radical life change for several Fairfax residents.

    About a year ago, All Peoples Community Church (APCC), led by pastor Kenji Adachi, held its first service. Pastor Adachi, born in Osaka, moved to Fairfax in 2003 to pastor a multiethnic church in the Washington D.C. metro area. Read More

  • At least 13 killed, 50 injured in terror attack

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    BARCELONA, Spain (BP) -- At least 13 people were killed and 50 others injured when a driver plowed a van into pedestrians in Barcelona Spain this afternoon (Aug. 17) in what police classified as terror, according to media reports.

    In the quickly developing story, Spanish police arrested two men hours later, but neither of them was believed to have driven the van. One, identified as Driss Oukabir, is said to have rented the vehicle, a white Fiat, according to various news reports. Catalonia's interior minister Joaquim Forn confirmed the number of casualties and injuries, the Guardian said. Read More

  • Baptist college in Vermont looks toward new campus

    by Art Toalston, posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 (8 months ago)

    BENNINGTON, Vt. (BP) -- Northeastern Baptist College has signed an agreement to purchase a former elementary school campus as its future home in Bennington, Vt., where the college opened four years ago.

    NEBC President Mark Ballard signed the agreement Aug. 1. Several weeks earlier, "the Lord put it on the heart of some of our NEBC friends to give the initial gift commitment of $100,000," he noted in an email announcement. Read More

  • Great Awakening theology cited as evangelism aid

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 (8 months ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Christians who experienced America's First and Second Great Awakenings were united in their belief that sinners must trust Christ for salvation. But over a span of 100 years, they expressed varying ideas of how to lead nonbelievers to Jesus.

    Those evolving soul winning methods and the theology behind them are the subject of "Theologies of the American Revivalists," a book released in April by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Robert Caldwell. Read More

  • Cooking with Karla: Special recipes & fellowship

    by Emily Howsden/Oklahoma Baptist Messenger, posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Photo by Stephanie Boone
    EDMOND, Okla. (BP) -- Laughter and pleasant aromas fill Karla Boone's kitchen as she gathers with some of her favorite friends to cook delicious meals together.

    Boone and her husband Steve have served in several special needs programs across Oklahoma, but she wanted to make a difference in someone's life rather than just volunteering for a few hours, which she still does and enjoys.

    So Boone came up with the idea to host a cooking class for those with special needs at her home in Edmond, where she and her husband are members of Oakdale Baptist Church. Read More

  • Iceland Down syndrome abortions called 'a tragedy'

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (BP) -- Southern Baptists involved with special needs ministry are lamenting a report that virtually 100 percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in Iceland are aborted. Individuals with special needs, the ministry leaders say, are made in God's image and bring unique giftedness to churches and society.

    Iceland's abortion rate for Down syndrome babies is "a tragedy," said Tracy McElhattan, a Kansas children's ministry professional who holds a Ph.D. in special education. Read More

  • Bible Study: Aug. 20, 2017

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 (8 months 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

  • FIRST-PERSON: Believing is seeing

    by J.D. Greear, posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 (8 months ago)

    J.D. Greear notes that the beauty displayed in Jesus' life was "so glorious, so unique, so otherworldly that we know it has to be God." Experiencing His love "will take your questions and turn them into trust." Read More

  • Violencia en Charlottesville: Líderes de la CBS urgen a la oración

    Por Tom Strode , posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (BP) -- Los pastores y líderes bautistas del sur denunciaron el racismo e hicieron un llamado a la oración a raíz de las protestas nacionalistas blancas que se volvieron en violencia y muerte en Charlottesville, Va.

    La marcha de la "Derecha Unida" -- la unión de varios movimientos entre los supremacistas blancos -- nunca tuvo lugar el 12 de agosto después de que estallaron las peleas entre los manifestantes blancos y los contra manifestantes poco antes de que el evento comenzara. Las autoridades de la ciudad y del ... Read More

  • Cuando los supremacistas blancos llegan a la ciudad

    Por Christine Hoover , posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (BP) -- Vivo en Charlottesville, Va. Ustedes han de haber oído de este lugar.

    Han de haber visto mi ciudad en las noticias o en su tuit después de que varios nacionalistas blancos y grupos supremacistas blancos convergieron en el parque del centro para protestar por la potencial remoción de la estatua de Robert E. Lee.

    Probablemente han visto las imágenes de las banderas confederadas y las esvásticas, a los manifestantes y a los contra manifestantes, las peleas a puños y los arrestos, y los videos de la masacre. He observado la maldad de la supremacía blanca materializada en las gradas de la biblioteca local y el odio en la calle en la ... Read More

  • En medio de la confusión de Charlottesville, los bautistas están activos en la extensión

    Por Diana Chandler , posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (BP) -- Cuando los supremacistas blancos de derecho alternativo y otros inundaron Charlottesville, Va., para protestar por la remoción de una estatua confederada, los bautistas del sur ya estaban activamente promocionando la armonía racial en la pequeña comunidad donde el exalcalde Alvin Edwards ha pastoreado 36 años.

    Edwards, pastor de la Iglesia Bautista Mount Zion First African y miembro de la Asociación General Bautista de Virginia (BGAV por sus siglas en inglés), ya había organizado el multidenominacional Colectivo Clerical Charlottesville para edificar la unidad entre los líderes religiosos en la ciudad y la región del condado Albermarle. Read More