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Thursday, October 26, 2017

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  • Teen's witness continues with memorial gift to IMB

    by Margaret Colson, posted Thursday, October 26, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Photo by Chris Carter/IMB
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- The Christian witness that Sarah Harmening shared in her short 17 years of life on this earth will continue to reverberate for eternity through a generous memorial gift presented by her family to the International Mission Board.

    The Alabama teen's parents, Karen and Scott Harmening -- along with their three other daughters, Katelyn, Kristen and Sophie -- presented a check for $91,120 to the IMB on Wednesday (Oct. 25).

    "This is what was donated and raised in honor of Sarah, her life and legacy. So we're excited to bring the check for $91,120, all for [the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions (LMCO)]," Scott said as he presented the check to David Platt, IMB president. Read More

  • World Series is latest challenge for pastor's kid

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Thursday, October 26, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Scott and Teresa McHugh
    ATLANTA (BP) -- There's no telling how many hours Scott McHugh and his wife Teresa have spent watching their son Collin play baseball over the years.

    From little leagues, to high school ball in the hot Georgia sun, to his college years at Berry College, to five seasons in the minor leagues, Collin toiled through wins, losses, triumphs and failures -- with his parents never far away.

    Now they're getting to see him on an even bigger stage, as Collin is a pitcher for the Houston Astros playing in his first World Series. With the series moving to Houston tied 1-1, Scott and Teresa will be there if and when Collin makes his World Series debut.

    "It is a joy and delight for us to see him on that stage, all because we've watched him over the years and the process that he has gone through," Scott McHugh said. "It is still surreal to us. It's hard to imagine that your son is playing in the World Series." Read More

  • Reformation insights highlighted by seminary profs

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, October 26, 2017 (6 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As the world commemorates the Protestant Reformation's 500th anniversary, Southern Baptist Convention seminary professors have highlighted what they say are among the most important Reformation insights for followers of Jesus today.

    'Great theological truths'

    Malcolm Yarnell of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary said "the great theological truths of the Reformation" can be summarized under three main headings: sola scriptura (a Latin phrase meaning "by Scripture alone"), "justification by grace through faith" and "the priesthood of all believers." Read More

  • 48 Christians die in 9-day massacre by Fulani herdsmen

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, October 26, 2017 (6 months ago)

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    PLATEAU, Nigeria (BP) -- Christian and human rights leaders in Nigeria are urging the government to protect villages from terror by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in the wake of a nine-day killing spree in Plateau State.

    The killing of at least 48 Christians in several villages in mid-October, including women, children and the elderly as they slept, is part of a continuing assault on Christians by Fulani herdsmen who have joined forces with terrorist groups, Morning Star News reported Oct. 25, based on personal accounts from pastors and congregants. Read More

  • Calif. Baptists highlight 'The Power of One'

    by Terry Barone & Holly Smith, posted Thursday, October 26, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Photo by Duane Tadlock
    RIVERSIDE (BP) -- Messengers to the 2017 California Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting welcomed a new executive director, re-elected the convention president and approved a 2018 budget during their 77th session that highlighted "The Power of One," based on John 17:22.

    Held at Magnolia Church in Riverside Oct. 24-25, the Tuesday evening session featured Bill Agee, elected as CSBC executive director in May, who presented his vision for the convention as well as details about a restructure. Read More

  • Bible Study: Oct. 29, 2017

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, October 26, 2017 (6 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

  • 500 YEARS: 'Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise'

    by Joshua Crutchfield, posted Thursday, October 26, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Martin Luther's battleground "also is our battleground -- the authority of Scripture," Joshua Crutchfield writes, underscoring the Bible "not as a book of suggestions or good advice, but as words spoken from the very mouth of God." Read More

  • 'Paquetes pastorales' de Envía Alivio y SBDR ayudan a Puerto Rico

    Por Brandon Elrod, posted Thursday, October 26, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Foto cortesía de Sam Porter
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (BP) -- Cuando la gente comenzó a aparecer buscando comida y agua después del huracán María, el pastor Johnny Báez supo que no podía simplemente sentarse de brazos cruzados y no hacer nada.

    "La gente alrededor de la iglesia comenzó a pedirme agua para beber y comida para comer," dijo Báez, quien sirve en la Iglesia Bautista Familia de Santurce en San Juan, Puerto Rico. "Así que, les pedí a los pastores amigos filtros [para agua], y me dejaron usar uno. Le pedí a otro pastor una estufa de gas y a otro pastor un tanque de gas; ahora cocinamos los lunes, miércoles, viernes y domingos." Read More

  • Senadores promueven Solución Domingo, un entendimiento racial

    Por Tom Strode , posted Thursday, October 26, 2017 (6 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Para dos senadores estadounidenses, la solución a la división racial en EE.UU. podría comenzar simplemente con una comida en el hogar.

    Los senadores James Lankford de Oklahoma y Tim Scott de South Carolina continúan promoviendo la Iniciativa Solución Domingo, ahora un esfuerzo de 15 meses para animar a los estadounidenses a que inviten a una familia de otra raza a sus hogares a comer y a pasar un tiempo juntos.

    Pusieron en marcha la iniciativa en 2016 después de que los disparos a matar ... Read More

  • LifeWay se aproxima a su traslado; Draper Tower programada para implosión

    Por Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, October 26, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Foto cortesia de LifeWay.
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- El nuevo propietario de la oficina central de Recursos Cristianos LifeWay en Nashville ha programado la demolición de la Draper Tower para inicios de diciembre, pocas semanas después de que la entidad se traslade a su nuevo hogar a pocas cuadras.

    Los planes de demoler la torre por implosión están programados para el 2 de diciembre, seguido por la demolición de la Sullivan Tower a principios de 2018. La Librería Cristiana LifeWay en el sitio ya ha sido demolida. Read More

  • Una inmigrante ilegal reclamó su derecho de abortar

    Por David Roach, posted Thursday, October 26, 2017 (6 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) – La administración Trump está encerrada en una batalla legal sobre si es obligatorio proporcionar un aborto a una joven de 17 años, indocumentada, que reside en Texas y se alhoja en un refugio financiado con fondos federales.

    La administración dice que no está obligada a gastar ninguno se sus recursos para asegurar un aborto para una inmigrante -- conocidos en documentos legales solamente como Jane Doe o J.D. -- incluyendo el transporte a una clínica de abortos. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Yotambién nosotros también

    Octavio J. Esqueda, posted Thursday, October 26, 2017 (6 months ago)

    La frase o "hashtag" #metoo (yo también) se ha hecho viral en las redes sociales en los últimos días. No es una frase nueva porque desde hace 10 años la activista afroamericana Tarana Burke intentó hacerla pública, pero no ha sido sino hasta estos días que su uso se ha convertido en una tendencia social. Read More