Baptist Press Archive

Friday, September 19, 2014

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  • TRUSTEES: Moore notes ERLC's Gospel focus

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, September 19, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The mission of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission in the last year has been to help churches be Gospel-focused, Russell D. Moore told trustees during their Sept. 16-17 annual meeting in Nashville.

    The ERLC has sought "to equip churches to be able to think in terms of the Gospel and to think in terms of a Gospel that does not simply believe but a Gospel that works itself out, as the apostle Paul says, in love," Moore said. Read More

  • Three years later, hearts still healing in Japan

    by Caroline Anderson, posted Friday, September 19, 2014 (4 years ago)

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    KAMAISHI, Japan (BP) -- After Japan's triple disaster -- the 2011 tsunami, earthquake and nuclear plant meltdown -- building new buildings was easy compared to the haunting issues that still simmer in many people's hearts and minds three years later.

    Lingering remnants of the disaster are the images of the dead and dying, guilt over not stopping to help those in need, isolation and loneliness from the loss of community and trauma. Read More

  • Healing in Egypt begins with forgiveness

    by William Bagsby, posted Friday, September 19, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy/Flickr. Used with permission.
    CAIRO (BP) -- A year after more than 85 churches and Christian institutions across Egypt were destroyed and burned, and three years after the country's longest serving president stepped down in the wake of nationwide protests, Christian workers there are finding an openness rarely experienced before.

    Some workers noted that forgiveness -- along with persistence in sharing the Gospel -- shown by local Christians toward Muslims has played a large role in the change. Read More

  • AT THE MOVIES: 'Believe Me' spotlights worship

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Friday, September 19, 2014 (4 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- I'm old enough to remember when people dressed up to go to a movie, take a flight and especially, go to church. At that time, congregations sang from hymnals rather than giant monitors. Read More

  • CALL TO PRAYER: Restraining the darkness

    by Roger S. Oldham, posted Friday, September 19, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice rise like a fountain for me day and night." These lines from English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson's epic "Idylls of the King: The Passing of Arthur" have been a stirring challenge to me since I first read them many years ago. They seem especially apropos given the chaotic darkness we see each day in the news. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Count your blessings

    by Kelly Boggs, posted Friday, September 19, 2014 (4 years ago)

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP) -- You can count your burdens or you can count your blessings. It is your choice. But take care; your decision will have consequences. Read More

  • EN PRIMERA PERSONA: El hambre es un problema de todos

    Por Kevin Ezell, posted Friday, September 19, 2014 (4 years ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Para muchas personas en Norteamérica el hambre no es un problema de su incumbencia. Lo son los niños emancipados que viven al otro lado del mundo. Lo es la gente que vive al otro lado de las vías del tren. Y, de vez en cuando, lo es la persona que muestra un letrero de cartón a la salida de las autopistas de la ciudad. Read More

  • Líderes bautistas refutan grupo 'evangélico' del matrimonio

    Por Art Toalston y Tom Strode, posted Friday, September 19, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Teólogos y éticos bautistas del sur consideran inaceptable una nueva organización -- Evangélicos a favor de la Igualdad del Matrimonio que defiende el matrimonio del mismo sexo en el nombre del cristianismo evangélico. Read More

  • Oración mundial lamenta persecución de Abedini

    Por el personal/ Morning Star News, posted Friday, September 19, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Cuando el pastor Saeed Abedini se acerca al segundo aniversario de encarcelamiento en Irán, su esposa Naghmeh está organizando una vigilia de oración a nivel mundial el 26 de septiembre para Abedini y otros cristianos perseguidos por su fe. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Las misericordias de Dios

    Por Oscar J. Fernandez , posted Friday, September 19, 2014 (4 years ago)

    BRENTOOD, Tenn. (BP) -- Esta mañana una amiga publicó en su página de Facebook una historia del conocido comediante Steve Harvey en el día de su cumpleaños. Este famoso personaje, al recibir una llamada telefónica en ese día, en su programa que tiene un gran número de televidentes, al reconocer la voz no pudo contener las lágrimas. ... Read More