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  • Washington & Lincoln baptism claims debated

    by David Roach, posted Monday, February 20, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Claims that George Washington and Abraham Lincoln both underwent secretive baptisms by immersion have drawn scrutiny from Baptist historians surrounding Presidents Day.

    Washington is said to have received baptism from Baptist army chaplain John Gano during the Revolutionary War while both Baptists and members of the Stone-Campbell tradition have claimed Lincoln sought and received baptism by immersion.

    Immersion claims about both presidents have received a mixed reception from ... Read More

  • 'God's Courtroom' speaks eternal message globally

    by Meredith Flynn/Illinois Baptist, posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 (4 years ago)

    SHERMAN, Ill. (BP) -- Bruce Kugler produced the film "God's Courtroom" with the help of his church in Illinois. Now, the video presentation of the Gospel -- set in some of the state's most historic courtrooms -- is available through more than 770 Family Video stores across the country. And a recent translation project aims to make it available to Arabic-speaking people around the world.

    Kugler and members of Living Faith Baptist Church in Sherman, Ill., would have been hard-pressed to imagine these developments when they began production of God's Courtroom a few years ago. Kugler, an attorney by trade, first had the idea in the late 1980s when he was trying cases before a northern Illinois judge known for his fairness and precision. Read More