Baptist Press Archive

Friday, November 03, 2017

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  • EDITORIAL: Solo Cristo

    by Peter Citelli, posted Friday, November 03, 2017 (4 months ago)

    "Solamente en Cristo, Solamente en Él, la salvación se encuentra en Él, no hay otro nombre dado a los hombres, solamente en Cristo, solamente en Él." Esta era la letra de un popular corito que solíamos cantar en el campamento Bautista en Manglaralto, Ecuador en la época de los ochenta. Read More

  • Broadway composer seeks 'lights' in entertainment

    by David Roach, posted Friday, November 03, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid entertainment industry scandals and a steady stream of profanity- and sex-laden content from Hollywood, Broadway composer Christopher Smith aims to inspire a generation of Christians to be salt and light in the entertainment world.

    Smith -- author of the script, music and lyrics for the musical "Amazing Grace" -- has pursued that aim through speaking engagements at several Southern Baptist-related schools, including Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Union University, Houston Baptist University and Liberty University. He also hopes to demonstrate what God-honoring entertainment looks like with a 70-city tour of "Amazing Grace" starting Nov. 17 at the Museum of the Bible's grand opening in Washington. Read More

  • New surgery exposes 'chink' in pro-abortion armor

    by Julie Borg/WORLD News Service, posted Friday, November 03, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    HOUSTON (BP) -- Surgeons at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston recently performed an innovative new surgery on an unborn baby boy with spina bifida at 24 weeks of gestation. The doctors removed the mother's uterus but left it attached internally and then operated on the child through tiny slits in the womb, The New York Times reported. Read More

  • Puerto Rico DR efforts advanced by Texas volunteers

    by Jane Rodgers/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Friday, November 03, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (BP) -- Flooded streets, potable water shortages, communications disruptions, power outages and six-foot-long iguanas were among the obstacles encountered by eight Southern Baptists of Texas Convention volunteers in completing initial projects to facilitate Southern Baptist Disaster Relief efforts in Puerto Rico following hurricanes Irma and Maria.

    The SBTC team deployed Oct. 15-23, responding to SBDR national director Sam Porter's request to establish a communications center at the Seminario Teologico Bautista in Guaynabo, southeast of San Juan. Read More

  • GOP tax plan, ACLU lawsuit threaten U.S. adoptions

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, November 03, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Adoption in America is facing challenges from both the right and the left.

    Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled a tax reform proposal Thursday (Nov. 2) that wipes out the adoption tax credit, a benefit available to some adoptive parents the last two decades.

    Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union has challenged a Michigan law that allows faith-based adoption agencies to abide by their religious convictions by refusing to place children with same-sex couples. Read More

  • Man arrested for threatening to burn down Bapt. church

    by Mark Maynard/Kentucky Today , posted Friday, November 03, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    BENTON, Ky. (BP) -- A man who reportedly claimed to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan has been arrested for allegedly threatening to burn down a Southern Baptist Church in western Kentucky.

    Dustin Wright, 24, of Calvert City, was charged Wednesday (Nov. 1) with terroristic threatening and taken to the local jail. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Jesus did not die so you could be cool

    by Owen Strachan, posted Friday, November 03, 2017 (4 months ago)

    Owen Strachan admits to watching VeggieTales with his kids and being influenced by Gospel hip hop, embracing the fact that as a Christian, he isn't called to be "cool" in the eyes of the world. Read More