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Friday, September 30, 2016

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  • Great Commission Advance: 'Not Alone' in CP impact

    by Art Toalston, posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "Great Commission Advance" shouldn't be mistaken for a formal program. It's more personal.

    It's a call for "every Southern Baptist and every Southern Baptist church living up to the high calling of disciple-making, evangelism and missions, biblical stewardship and fervent and effective prayer," as Frank S. Page, president of the SBC Executive Committee, defines the focus of a growing partnership between state conventions and SBC entities. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: 'En el salón de espera con Dios'

    by Por Gustavo V. Suarez, posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    "Y estando juntos, les mandó que no se fueran de Jerusalén, sino que esperasen la promesa del Padre, la cual, les dijo, oísteis de mí." (Hechos 1:4)

    A mi no me gusta esperar. A muchas personas no le gusta estar esperando. Sin embargo la mayor parte de nuestras vidas es una larga espera. Esperamos para una cita con el ... Read More

  • TalkCP new online forum for SBC Gospel work

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A new online forum to discuss the work and support of Southern Baptist missions and ministries fueled by the Cooperative Program has been launched at TalkCP.com.

    Designed to meet the needs of the next generation of Southern Baptists, the site features blogposts from notable SBC entity heads, pastors and other leaders as well as archived interviews conducted on the CP platform and stage at the 2016 SBC annual meeting in St. Louis. Read More

  • #LiftMyPastor honors bivocational Brooklyn pastor

    by Makayla Sykes, posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo courtesy Cornerstone Church of Bay Ridge
    BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BP) -- The around-the-clock work of a pastor often goes unnoticed. In conjunction with Pastor Appreciation Month last year, the North American Mission Board invited churches and individuals to take to social media and share what they appreciate about their pastor.

    From postings on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #LiftMyPastor, Nathan Tubbs, pastor of Cornerstone Church of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, N.Y., was chosen to host a free concert by recording artists Shane and Shane. Read More

  • 'Malatya massacre': 5 assailants found guilty

    by Morning Star News, World Watch Monitor & BP Staff, posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ISTANBUL, Turkey (BP) -- Authorities arrested five Muslim-Turkish nationalists Thursday (Sept. 29) who had been convicted for the torture and murder of three Christians in 2007.

    Despite the verdict in Malatya, a city of more than 750,000 people in southeast Turkey, the men were not detained and were subject only to routine surveillance, pending appeals proceedings in the slayings of Ugur Yüksel, 32, and Necati Aydin, 36, both Turkish converts from Islam, and Tilmann Geske, 45, a German national. Read More

  • Roy Moore suspension said to ignore 'rule of law'

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP) -- Although the nine-judge panel charged with trying Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore did not achieve the unanimous ruling required to remove him from office, it suspended him without pay for the remainder of his term in what Moore's attorney Mat Staver called a violation of state law. Read More

  • Internet change could threaten religious liberty

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Image: iStock
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- When the U.S. government relinquishes control of a nonprofit organization that oversees internet domain names, a California Baptist University software engineering professor says, the potential for religious liberty violations could increase.

    Since 1998, the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has coordinated and administered internet domain names, with oversight from the U.S. Department of Commerce. ... Read More

  • Pastor appreciation: Heartfelt letters have impact

    by Tobin Perry, posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (BP) -- While pastors appreciate the marriage getaways and financial gifts that sometimes come their way during Pastor Appreciation Month, Dave Miller suggests there may be something even more important to consider.

    "I think the best thing you can do if you really want to honor your pastor is to write him a letter," said Miller, who is president of the Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference and pastor of Southern Hills Baptist Church in Sioux City, Iowa. Read More

  • Platt: 'Take risks' to spread Gospel

    by Annie Corser, posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    SBTS photo
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The reality of death for all people should compel more Christians to take risks in spreading the good news of Christ's resurrection among unreached people groups, said David Platt, president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, during a chapel message at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Read More

  • Phoenix SBC 2017 hotel registration opens Oct. 1

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Housing reservations will open at 8 a.m. Oct. 1 for the Southern Baptist Convention 2017 Annual Meeting set for June 13-14 at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St. in Phoenix. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Time is running out!

    by Frank S. Page, posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    The world's population is exploding, America is degenerating into godlessness and thousands die daily worldwide without Christ, Frank S. Page writes. "This urgency should compel all of us to a new passion for penetrating lostness and pushing back darkness," Page, president of the SBC Executive Committee, declares. Read More

  • Bible Study: Oct. 2, 2016

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More

  • Cristianos perseguidos de México provocan 'un hecho histórico sin precedentes'

    Por Julia A. Seymour/WORLD News Service , posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Imagen: iStock
    MÉXICO (BP) -- Los cristianos evangélicos en los pueblos rurales del sur de México han sufrido persecución durante décadas.

    Durante muchos años, su sufrimiento pasó desapercibido excepto por los grupos vigilantes de la persecución como Solidaridad Cristiana Mundial, Interés Cristiano Internacional (ICC por sus siglas en inglés), Puertas Abiertas, y la Voz de los Mártires.

    Pero la difícil situación de los protestantes finalmente está obteniendo alguna atención mediática. Read More

  • Clinton y Trump discuten sobre raza, éticas personales

    Por David Roach , posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    PBS captura de pantalla de YouTube
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (BP) -- Relaciones raciales, éticas personales y terrorismo estuvieron entre los tópicos discutidos por Hillary Clinton y Donald Trump el 26 de septiembre en su primer debate presidencial cara a cara.

    El evento de 90 minutos presentado por la Universidad de Hofstra en Hempstead, Nueva York, no incluyó mención de aborto, matrimonio del mismo sexo, transexualismo o libertad religiosa por parte de ninguno de los candidatos y no hubo mención específica del islamismo radical durante la discusión sobre terrorismo. Read More

  • La marina va a entrenar marineros en aceptación transexual

    Por Michael Cochrane/WORLD News Service , posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ASHEVILLE, Carolina del Norte (BP) -- La Marina de EE.UU. ha anunciado su plan de entrenar a todo el personal en la nueva política del Pentágono de permitir el servicio de miembros transexuales para que sirvan abiertamente.

    El anuncio, hecho por el jefe de personal de la Naval el vicealmirante Robert Burke, delinea la estrategia del servicio para preparar tanto a los líderes séniors como a los marineros rasos para los cambios, de acuerdo a Military.com.

    "Este entrenamiento enfatizará políticas y expectativas del comportamiento personal," ... Read More

  • EDITORIAL: 'En el salón de espera con Dios'

    Por Gustavo V. Suarez, posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    "Y estando juntos, les mandó que no se fueran de Jerusalén, sino que esperasen la promesa del Padre, la cual, les dijo, oísteis de mí." (Hechos 1:4)

    A mi no me gusta esperar. A muchas personas no le gusta estar esperando. Sin embargo la mayor parte de nuestras vidas es una larga espera. Esperamos para una cita con el ... Read More