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Monday, November 07, 2016

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  • Forgiveness, hope mark community after tragedy

    by Butch Blume/South Carolina Baptist Courier, posted Monday, November 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    TOWNVILLE, S.C. (BP) -- When the alert sounded Sept. 28 from Kyle Caudell's scanner of an active shooter at Townville Elementary School, his first thought was that it must be a drill. Because his daughter is a fifth-grader at the school, he was aware that teachers and students had practiced for exactly such a scenario only a week before.

    Caudell, pastor of Double Springs Baptist Church in Townville, S.C., and a volunteer firefighter and fire department chaplain, jumped into his SUV and sped toward the school. When his phone lit up with a text from the Double Springs fire ... Read More

  • 'Life;' campaign saves 676 unborn babies, leaders say

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, November 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- At least 676 mothers were swayed from aborting their babies by volunteers on the 40 Days for Life international campaign and its concurrent bus tour that ended Nov. 6, according to the campaign's preliminary tally.

    As the campaign ended Nov. 6, major campaign sponsor Pro-Life Action Ministries (PLAM) of St. Paul, Minn., estimated 676 lives had been saved, based on reports from volunteers who conducted fasts and held prayer vigils outside 367 abortion facilities in 270 U.S. cities and more than 20 foreign countries. Read More

  • Jesus' purported tomb unearthed for study

    by David Roach, posted Monday, November 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    JERUSALEM (BP) -- Archaeologists' discovery of what may be the original burial bed on which Jesus' body was laid have been deemed "hugely significant" by a Southern Baptist archaeologist.

    The burial bed -- which has not been studied by archaeologists previously -- was unearthed Oct. 28 inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, a site regarded by some as the burial place of Jesus, National Geographic reported. Two days earlier, researchers from the National Technical University of Athens removed marble cladding from the traditional burial site inside a shrine known as the ... Read More

  • Court: Law society must accept Christian attorneys

    by J.C. Derrick/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, November 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

    BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada (BP) -- The Law Society of British Columbia must recognize Trinity Western University's (TWU) future law school graduates, according to a unanimous opinion the British Columbia (B.C.) Court of Appeals issued Nov. 1.

    "The TWU community has a right to hold and act on its beliefs, absent evidence of actual harm," a five-judge panel wrote. "To do so is an expression of its right to freedom of religion." Read More

  • Nov. 8: Christians should vote

    by Steve Gaines, posted Monday, November 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) -- One of my favorite movies is an old classic starring Gary Cooper called "Sergeant York."

    The story is about a Tennessee mountain man named Alvin York, a poor farmer who kept running into bad luck. But along the way he became a Christian. When World War I broke out, he designated himself as a conscientious objector because he believed the Bible taught people not to kill.

    While he was in basic training, he excelled as a marksman. He came to a crisis ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Being Christian and American

    by Daryl Cornett, posted Monday, November 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Noting that Christians in America are both citizens of heaven and the U.S., Daryl Cornett sets forth key differences to help "keep our hearts calmer, our mouths milder and our hope affixed to the right source." Read More