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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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  • Trump hosts evangelicals to celebrate faith, freedom

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, August 28, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Some 100 evangelicals, including Southern Baptists, attended a White House dinner Aug. 27 to celebrate what President Trump called "America's heritage of faith, family and freedom."

    The event included remarks by Trump, prayer and an opportunity for attendees to reflect publicly on the Trump administration. Vice President Mike Pence also was in attendance. Among Southern Baptist attendees were Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear, former SBC Presidents Ronnie Floyd and Jack Graham and former SBC Second Vice President Malachi O'Brien. Read More

  • UN accuses Myanmar military of Rohingya genocide

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, August 28, 2018 (5 months ago)

    Photo by Roger Arnold/UNHCR
    GENEVA (BP) -- Murder, rape, enslavement and other crimes against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims necessitate the country's military leaders be charged with genocide, the United Nations said Aug. 27.

    "Criminal investigation and prosecution is warranted, focusing on the top Tatmadaw generals, in relation to the three categories of crimes under international law," the U.N. said in a special report, accusing the generals of "genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes." Read More

  • BGCT's Family Gathering celebrates unity, diversity

    by Kalie Lowrie/Texas Baptists Communications, posted Tuesday, August 28, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    ARLINGTON, Texas (BP) -- A celebration of unity and diversity took place as 2,054 messengers and visitors gathered at the 2018 Texas Baptists Family Gathering and Annual Meeting. Several ethnic fellowships and conventions were represented in the three-day event at the Arlington Convention Center.

    Messengers also elected a new slate of officers, and newly elected leaders set a course for the next year of cooperative missions and ministry work. Read More

  • Darwinian justification for human speech challenged

    by Julie Borg/WORLD , posted Tuesday, August 28, 2018 (5 months ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- The gift of speech, one of the capabilities that defines humans, appears to defy evolutionary explanations. Even now, a century and a half since Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species," scientists seem to be no closer to discovering how human language developed.

    For the past 20 years, science textbooks have taught students that two small genetic mutations, unique to humans, are responsible for human language. Time magazine reported in 2006 that these FOXP2 gene mutations may account for "the emergence of all aspects of human speech, from a baby's first words to a Robin Williams monologue." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: A meeting of the hearts

    by Rick Lance, posted Tuesday, August 28, 2018 (5 months ago)

    Rick Lance of the Alabama Baptist Convention believes "we were all on the same team" in a meeting led by J.D. Greear, the Southern Baptist Convention's new president. Read More