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FIRST-PERSON: Bring your wounds to Jesus
Everyone is wounded by living in a sinful and fallen world, Doug Munton writes, noting, "We are wounded by the sins of others. We even carry wounds as a result of our own sins." Munton's advice: "Come to Jesus as you are." Read More
ON THE RADAR: Thanksgiving amid the distractionsNASHVILLE (BP) -- Shoppers probably wouldn't know that Thanksgiving is this week judging by all of the Christmas decorations already up in most stores. Many retailers rolled out the jingle bells and strings of lights before trick-or-treaters barely had an opportunity to try on their costumes.
It almost seems like society doesn't have much time for giving thanks these days.
Thousands protest same-sex marriage bills in Taiwan
TAIWAN (BP) -- Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets in front of the Legislative Yuan on Nov. 17 to protest a set of bills that would make Taiwan the first Asian government to recognize same-sex marriage. By the end of the evening, the protesters had gained a victory: The legislature decided to allow two public hearings before voting on the law.
Wearing white shirts and carrying signs that read, "Let the people decide on marriage and family," and, "Stand up for the happiness of the next generation," the protesters -- including families with young children -- showed up at 7 a.m. to ... Read More
Trinity discussion focus of ETS meetingSAN ANTONIO, Texas (BP) -- The Trinity theme of last week's Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting spurred the continuation of an online debate and provided a venue for application of the Trinity to a variety of disciplines.
According to a count by Baptist Press, some 175 of the Nov. 15-17 meeting's approximately 600 presentations were offered by scholars with ties to Southern Baptist churches, Southern Baptist Convention seminaries and colleges that partner with Baptist state conventions. Read More
Ky. Baptists increase CP, denounce traffickingFLORENCE, Ky. (BP) -- A report of increased giving through the Cooperative Program by Kentucky Baptist churches and a denunciation of human trafficking were among the highlights of the Kentucky Baptist Convention annual meeting Nov. 15 in Cincinnati-area Florence, Ky.
Meeting at Florence Baptist Church, messengers also elected the pastor of the state's oldest Baptist church as convention president and advocated foster care and adoption. Read More
Prayer, faith hallmarks of Okla. Baptist meetingOKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) -- Prayer and a legacy of faith were major themes as the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma held its 110th annual meeting Nov. 14-15 at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.
Southern Baptist Convention president Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn., emphasized the importance of prayer in the believer's life. "A day without prayer is a wasted day," he said.
"Why was Daniel filled with the Holy Spirit when nobody else was? Why did Daniel ... Read More
W.Va. Baptists set goals for 2020TRIDELPHIA, W.Va. (BP) -- Gathering around the theme "a new day," West Virginia Southern Baptists were introduced to three new convention strategists and presented with four-year goals for church planting and baptisms.
Meeting Nov. 3-4 at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Wheeling Triadelphia at The Highlands in Triadelphia, W.Va., 155 messengers and 48 guests marked a 120 percent increase in total attendance over last year's West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists annual meeting. Read More