Baptist Press Archive

Friday, September 11, 2015

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  • Iran deal called a 'misstep' but may help evangelism

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Though the White House has secured sufficient congressional support of the Iran nuclear deal to ensure its implementation, Southern Baptist legislators continue to warn the accord could facilitate Islamic terrorism.

    In a Sept. 10 procedural consideration, Senate opponents of the deal fell two votes shy of the 60 votes needed to bring it to a final vote, CNN reported. Senate Republicans were considering a revote while House leaders planned multiple votes on the deal. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Fishermen Wanted!

    by David Jeremiah, evangelism, posted Friday, September 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

    EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) -- Columnist David Jeremiah discusses three requirements for fishers of men. "There's no greater joy than winning someone else to Christ. Outside our own personal salvation, it's the greatest joy we can know." Read More

  • The Syrian refugee crisis & you

    by Travis Wussow, posted Friday, September 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Turkey's shores received the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi minutes after a small boat capsized while carrying him into the Mediterranean in early September with his father, mother and 4-year-old brother and other refugees from the Syrian Civil War.

    They left with hope of finding safety and security. Instead, Aylan and his brother became two of more than 11,000 children -- at least 230 of whom were also 3 years old -- killed as a result of the war, as recounted in a Washington Post report on Sept. 5. Read More

  • Defending truth addressed at For the Church Conf.

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Friday, September 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.(BP)-- As society's view of truth continues to change, attendees at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's second annual For the Church Conference were urged to lead their churches and ministries in becoming pillars and buttresses of truth.

    More than 1,000 pastors, students and ministry leaders from across America packed into the Kansas City campus' Daniel Lee Chapel complex to attend panel discussions, workshops, and main sessions with messages by Jason Allen .... Read More

  • Marriage changes the world, new book says

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, September 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Evangelical Christians don't even need to leave home to change the world. They can just begin to understand the importance of their marriages and act accordingly.

    That is the message Andrew Walker and Eric Teetsel communicate in a new e-book, "Marriage Is: How Marriage Transforms Society and Cultivates Human Flourishing." Walker, director of policy studies for the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and Teetsel, executive director of the Manhattan Declaration, explain ... Read More

  • Growing tension against Christians cited in India

    by Staff/Morning Star News, posted Friday, September 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NEW DELHI (BP) -- Heightened hostilities against Christians in India that began late last year continued through the summer, with Hindu extremists threatening Christians and forcing them to "reconvert" to Hinduism, church leaders said. 

    In Rajasthan in the northwest, 10 Christian families in Nakhnool village, near Alwar, have fled after intolerant Hindus harassed and threatened to kill them, area church leaders said. Read More

  • Iniciada campaña Oren por la Policía

    Bonnie Pritchett/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Friday, September 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    HOUSTON (BP) -- Docenas de oficiales de policía, clérigos, y representantes locales y estatales se reunieron esta semana en la sede de la Unión de Oficiales de Policía de Houston (HPOU por sus siglas en inglés) para iniciar Oren por la Policía. Es una campaña que ellos esperan que sane la ciudad y una a la nación en apoyo por aquellos que juraron proteger y servir. Read More

  • Platt, presidente de la JMI, envía una carta abierta a la familia de la CBS

    el Personal de la JMI, posted Friday, September 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- David Platt, el presidente de la Junta de Misiones Internacionales (IMB, por sus siglas en inglés), dio a conocer una carta abierta para los bautistas del sur el 4 de septiembre en relación con el plan financiero de esta institución anunciado el 27 de agosto.

    En la carta, Platt aborda varias preocupaciones y críticas que emergieron en relación con el plan, específicamente el anuncio de que la JMI recortará entre 600 y 800 miembros de su personal y sus misioneros en los próximos seis meses. Read More

  • Juez ordena liberar a Davis de la cárcel

    Tom Strode, posted Friday, September 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

    "¿Entonces cuándo es que los liberales pueden escoger cuáles leyes apoyan?" -- Mike Huckabee
    ASHLAND, Kentucky. (BP) -- Un juez federal liberó de la cárcel a la secretaria de condado de Kentucky, Kim Davis el martes (8 de septiembre).

    David Bunning, juez federal en Ashland, Kentucky, ordenó la liberación de Davis después de que se convenció de que los subsecretarios en la oficina de Davis en el condado Rowan habían obedecido sus órdenes de expedir licencias de matrimonio a las parejas del mismo sexo, reportó el Louisville Courier-Journal. Read More

  • La familia habla acerca del suicidio del profesor

    Gary D. Myers, posted Friday, September 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- La familia del profesor y pastor bautista John Gibson dice que su muerte fue un suicidio conectado al pirateo del sitio web Ashley Madison.

    Al abrirse a la discusión sobre las circunstancias que rodearon su muerte, incluyendo una entrevista con CNN aireada el martes (8 de septiembre), los Gibson han expresado el deseo de ayudar a otras familias a encontrar perdón y reconciliación. Read More