Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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  • 'Forgotten Storm' heightened Baptists' sacrifice

    by Philip Timothy & Brian Blackwell/Louisiana Baptist Message, posted Wednesday, September 30, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    LAKE CHARLES, La. (BP) -- Entire towns were wiped away in "the Forgotten Storm" 10 years ago. Fishing villages were smashed beyond recognition in an area known for its seafood and recreational fishing. The stench of dead shrimp and fish hung in the air.

    Hurricane Rita, the fourth most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, made landfall between Johnson Bayou, La., and Sabine ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Minivan manliness

    by Chuck Fuller, posted Wednesday, September 30, 2015 (3 years ago)

    ANDERSON, S.C. (BP) -- Christian studies professor Chuck Fuller defends the minivan. It is not "the final resignation to a decidedly uncool existence," he writes, but "a magnificent symbol of true masculinity." Read More

  • Study addresses pastors' views on animal welfare

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Wednesday, September 30, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Protestant pastors overwhelmingly agree humanity has a God-given duty to care for animals, a new study shows.

    They just don't mention it much from the pulpit.

    In a survey of 1,000 Protestant pastors, sponsored by Every Living Thing, a national campaign for the Evangelical Statement ... Read More

  • His request for money led to life-changing faith

    by Alex Sibley, posted Wednesday, September 30, 2015 (3 years ago)

    "Oh, now I get it." -- Kevin, a new believer in Christ
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- When Kevin approached a group of missionaries-in-training at a bus stop, all he wanted was a few dollars to pay for gasoline. Seminary student Katherine Waters* agreed to help if Kevin would allow her to share a story with him.

    Kevin consented. So Waters proceeded to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Read More

  • Pro-lifers: PPFA head fails to satisfy concerns

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, September 30, 2015 (3 years ago)

    "[S]he consistently dodged important questions about the prominence of abortion in Planned Parenthood's revenue."-- Russell Moore
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Congressional testimony by Planned Parenthood's president failed to satisfy the concerns of lawmakers and pro-life advocates in the wake of undercover videos providing evidence the organization trades in baby body parts.

    Cecile Richards, head of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), denounced charges -- apparently of unethical or illegal activity by her organization -- based on the videos as ... Read More

  • Naghmeh Abedini says faith 'more real' than before

    by Morning Star News/Middle East correspondent, posted Wednesday, September 30, 2015 (3 years ago)

    ISTANBUL, Turkey, (BP) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Monday (Sept. 30) declined to meet with the wife of imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini during his trip to the United Nations, days after the Christian's wife learned her husband had recently been tortured.

    Rouhani instead said in a television interview that releasing Iranian criminals held in U.S. prisons would change the ... Read More