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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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  • Clinton, Trump spar over race, personal ethics

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (BP) -- Race relations, personal ethics and terrorism were among the topics discussed by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Sept. 26 in their first head-to-head presidential debate.

    The 90-minute event hosted by Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., included no mention of abortion, same-sex marriage, transgenderism or religious liberty by either candidate and no specific mention of radical Islam during the discussion of terrorism. Read More

  • Disney film true tale of Christian faith, triumph

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A girl living in poverty in the Katwe slums of Kampala, Uganda, becomes a national chess champion and enriches her life with Christ in Disney's "Queen of Katwe," based on a true story of struggle and triumph.

    Disney maintains faith elements in telling the story of a young Phiona Mutesi who learned chess through the evangelistic Sports Outreach Ministry (SOM) and became a national champion and subject of the "Queen of Katwe" book that precedes the film.

    Sal Ferlise, CEO of SOM based in Lynchburg, Va., with programs internationally, told Baptist Press he is pleased with Disney's treatment of the true story of faith. Read More

  • Scholars unwrap ancient biblical text

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- When archeologists in the 1970s found a charred scroll in the Holy Ark in the Synagogue of Ein Gedi, an ancient Hebrew town burned in A.D. 600, they never imagined they might be able to read it.

    But recent advancements in non-invasive imaging and even newer processing software allowed an international team of experts to "unwrap" five damaged, but legible, layers of the animal skin to reveal Leviticus 1:1-9 and Leviticus 2:1-11. Read More

  • Education consortium reaches 90 nations in 30 years

    by Trennis Henderson, posted Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (BP) -- Entering the Consortium for Global Education's 30th year, participants from across the nation and around the world gathered at Ouachita Baptist University for the organization's annual meeting.

    The consortium, established in 1987 under the name Cooperative Services International Education Consortium, supports the development and programs of international education between member Baptist colleges and universities and partner institutions of higher education overseas, especially in restricted countries. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The times in which we live

    by Rudy Gray, posted Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (2 years ago)

    As Election Day approaches, Americans face "daunting challenges and problems that would have been unimaginable to our founding fathers," Rudy Gray, editor of the South Carolina Baptist Courier, writes. "We need the kind of change that politicians and political parties cannot provide." Read More