Friday, November 03, 2017Download All Stories
EDITORIAL: Solo Cristo
"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 entertainmentNASHVILLE (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 armorHOUSTON (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 volunteersGUAYNABO, 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. adoptionsWASHINGTON (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. churchBENTON, 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
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