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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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  • 'Remarkable' Rutledge collection new to SBC archives

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (11 months ago)

    Photo by Don Rutledge
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The late award winning photographer Don Rutledge tried his hand at pastoring, but realized his true calling in uniquely displaying God's creation. Photographs and related items spanning more than 40 years of his ministry and missions comprise a new Southern Baptist archival collection.

    "I love photojournalism and enjoy using it as a worldwide Christian ministry," the renowned photographer has said. "It forces me to see, to look beyond what the average person observes, to search where few people care even to look, to glance over and beyond my backyard fence. Read More

  • 'Like a warzone' conditions for Ky. DR team

    by Todd Deaton/Western Recorder, posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (11 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of the Western Recorder
    ST. THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS (BP) -- Nineteen Kentucky Baptists arrived in St. Thomas on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 8) to face some "extremely challenging" working conditions on the tiny Caribbean island, devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

    The disaster relief team of 19 that will be serving through Oct. 29, is partnering with nine Baptist churches in the Virgin Islands. They will be feeding those affected by the storms and doing chainsaw and flood clean-up. Read More

  • Preschooler raises $400 for disaster relief

    by Carrie Brown McWhorter/Alabama Baptist, posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (11 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of The Alabama Baptist
    JEMISON, Ala.(BP) -- When 4-year-old Holden Roberts saw a news report featuring a little girl whose family had taken shelter from Hurricane Irma, it made him sad to think that kids had to leave their favorite toys behind.

    Holden's favorite toy is a log truck, but he asked his parents, Brett and Julie Roberts, about sending some of his other toys to the children who had lost theirs. Read More

  • Calif. OKs third gender, protects religious liberty

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (11 months ago)

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BP) -- Pro-family advocates are lamenting California Gov. Jerry Brown's approval Oct. 15 of a bill expanding rights for individuals identifying as transgender but celebrating his veto the same day of a measure that threatened religious liberty.

    Brown, a Democrat, signed Senate Bill 179, which adds a third gender option on official state identification documents for those who reject the designation of male or female and opt instead to be considered "nonbinary." Among his vetoes, meanwhile, was Assembly Bill 569, which would have made it illegal for religious organizations to prohibit their employees from having abortions or engaging in sex outside marriage. Read More

  • MOVIES: Don't dance with the devil

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (11 months ago)

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    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- It's that time of year when haunted houses suddenly creep up in shopping malls, every cable network runs either classic fright flicks or "Halloween" rip-offs and, of course, Hollywood will no doubt dig up a new theatrical paranormal "true" story.

    So, each trick-or-treat season I raise the question, should we Christians put this stuff in our heads? Read More

  • MercyMe, Williams, Winans have big night at GMA Dove Awards

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (11 months ago)

    Photo from Facebook
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Gospel music veterans MercyMe were named Artist of the Year at the 48th annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards Oct. 17 in Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville.

    The band's frontman, Bart Millard, who wrote the monster hit "I Can Only Imagine" and the more recent chart-topper "Even If," took home the award for Artist Songwriter of the Year. According to the Tennessean, Millard told the crowd, "We've been a band for 23 years ... yay for old people!" Read More

  • Bible Study: Oct. 22, 2017

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (11 months ago)

    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

  • FIRST-PERSON: Where to turn for solace & comfort

    by David Jeremiah, posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (11 months ago)

    "The sorrow that our nation feels now is palpable," David Jeremiah notes of hurricanes, flooding, mass killings and wildfires. "Where else should we go but to the Father who sees all and knows every emotion we feel?" he writes. Read More