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Friday, August 21, 2015

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  • Suicide draws focus of study

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Friday, August 21, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Most Americans believe they are seeing an epidemic in the United States of people taking their own lives, a LifeWay Research study shows.

    But most Americans don't view suicide as a selfish choice, and they don't believe it sends people to hell, the survey finds.

    "Americans are responding with compassion to a tragedy that touches many ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Louder than words

    by David Jeremiah, posted Friday, August 21, 2015 (3 years ago)

    EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) -- "No matter who Jesus encountered -- Jew, Gentile, Samaritan, man, woman, child -- His kindness pointed people to the Father," David Jeremiah writes. "His actions were like letters spelling the word LOVE." Read More

  • Mom finds missional purpose with children

    by Amy M. King, posted Friday, August 21, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NORTH CAROLINA (BP) -- It was a Sunday School answer that would earn praise there. Be applauded at home. Chuckled at in a church service.

    "Why are we here?" I said, whispering.

    "To tell people about Jesus!" my three-year-old son trumpeted.

    Lifting my eyes to the surrounding crowd, I remembered we were not standing in church pews but contorted in airplane aisles. The "here" I was referring to wasn't ... Read More

  • Mission connects inner city with Baptist volunteers

    by K. Faith Morgan, posted Friday, August 21, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Screen capture from Stowe Mission video
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Parsons Avenue divides the extensive Southside neighborhood in Columbus into the haves and have-nots. Stowe Mission of Central Ohio is a place of hope situated right on the line.

    "From our parking lot, you can see a house that is valued at $330,000 on the west side, and you turn around and see a house that sold for $5,000," said Austin Hill, Stowe's associate director. "In this ZIP code we have houses that sell for $2 million, but then we also had a week where 12 kids under the age of 18 were shot in this area." Read More

  • 2 South Sudanese pastors' travel ban lifted

    by Staff/Morning Star News, posted Friday, August 21, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Christian Solidarity Worldwide photo
    JUBA, South Sudan (BP) -- Two Christian pastors have arrived safely home in Juba, South Sudan, after an eight-month ordeal of imprisonment on fabricated charges of capital crimes in Khartoum, Sudan, and a ban on leaving the country, Morning Star News reported Aug. 19.

    Peter Yein Reith, 36, and Yat Michael, 49, were acquitted of the crimes calling for the death penalty on Aug. 5 but were prevented from boarding a plane out of the country the next day. Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) ... Read More

  • Tips to help families be on mission

    by Paige Turner, posted Friday, August 21, 2015 (3 years ago)

    SOUTHEAST ASIA (BP) -- International Mission Board missionaries serve all over the world. They help tell people about Jesus in jungles, huge cities and rural villages. They’re serving among people from various cultures and religious backgrounds. But missions isn’t just for the international missionary. Believers can be involved in global missions right where they live.

    And, missions isn’t just for adults. By helping children participate in missions, parents can prepare them for a lifestyle that’s focused on serving God and others. Read More

  • Chick-fil-A blocked from Denver airport for now

    by By David Roach, posted Friday, August 21, 2015 (3 years ago)

    A committee of the Denver City Council has stalled what was expected to be routine approval of a Chick-fil-A restaurant at the Denver International Airport after at least four council members expressed disapproval of the company's alleged opposition to same-sex marriage.

    During an Aug. 18 hearing, council member Robin Kniech said she was concerned about a local franchise generating "corporate profits used to fund and fuel discrimination," The Denver Post reported. Read More

  • La legalización de la marihuana en Colorado pasa factura

    Por Jim Burton, posted Friday, August 21, 2015 (3 years ago)

    PUEBLO, Colorado (BP) -- Una "iglesia" en Colorado está presionando para que su pueblo de montaña de 1.500 se convierta en el primer "santuario" para los "consumidores terapéuticos y espirituales de cannabis."

    Llamándose a sí misma "más cerca del corazón del ministerio," la así llamada iglesia en Nederland, Colorado, celebra la cannabis -- la planta que produce la marihuana -- como "el árbol de la vida" del género humano." Read More

  • La legalización de la mariguana continúa en medio de preocupaciones

    Por Erin Roach, posted Friday, August 21, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Los defensores de la legalización de la mariguana continúan ganando terreno cuando casi la mitad de todos los estados han despenalizado la posesión de la mariguana por lo menos con propósitos médicos y una mayoría de estadounidenses supuestamente les han dicho a encuestadores que la mariguana debería ser legal.

    A pesar de tal momento, éticos, agencias federales e inclusive medios importantes están advirtiendo sobre las serias consecuencias de más legalización de esta droga ... Read More

  • Texas más allá de los ingresos presupuestados recomendados para la CBS

    Por Keith Collier/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Friday, August 21, 2015 (3 years ago)

    GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- La Junta Ejecutiva de la Convención Bautista del Sur de Texas (SBTC por sus siglas en inglés) votó recomendar que el 100 por ciento de los ingresos por encima del presupuesto 2016 del Programa Cooperativo sean enviados a misiones y ministerios de la Convención Bautista del Sur.

    Los mensajeros de la SBTC votarán por la recomendación durante la reunión anual de la convención del 8 al 10 de noviembre en la Iglesia Bautista Champion Forest en Houston. Read More

  • Estudio: Adolescentes gais tienen mayor índice de embarazos

    Por David Roach, posted Friday, August 21, 2015 (3 years ago)

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (BP) -- Un estudio de Minnesota que encontró a las adolescentes lesbianas cuatro veces más propensas a quedar embarazadas que sus semejantes heterosexuales ha sido llamado una reflexión predictiva del aparente énfasis en la actividad sexual de la comunidad homosexual.

    "Algunas personas han quedado impresionadas por el alto índice de embarazos entre las adolescentes lesbianas y gais," le dijo Evan Lenow, profesor asistente de ética en el Seminario Teológico Bautista Southwestern, a Baptist Press en ... Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Necesitamos mas Tertulianos

    Por Rudy Gonzalez, posted Friday, August 21, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Fue el Cartagenino, padre de la iglesia, Tertuliano (Ca., 150-225 d de C), quien, al contemplar la masacre terrible de sus hermanos cristianos declaró, "la sangre de los mártires, es la semilla del evangelio." Lo dijo en un tiempo cuando un sin número de cristianos estaban siendo puestos a muerte por su fe, y el futuro del cristianismo todavía estaba en duda. Read More