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  • FIRST-PERSON: Revisiting the Jesus Movement

    by Tony Lynn, posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 (one month ago)

    Recalling the apprehension that the Jesus Movement faced, Tony Lynn yearns that a new generation of believers will be empowered "to be creative leaders who initiate fresh approaches to ministry." Read More

  • 'Mormon' name too common to go away, many say

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, August 20, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    SALT LAKE CITY (BP) -- Mormon and LDS will likely remain widespread monikers for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, theologians and marketing insiders say, despite the church leader's directive for change.

    Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. is among those to predict that the common names of the church will remain in popular use, days after church president Russell M. Nelson issued a public statement asking that everyone discontinue the monikers. Read More

  • Love, faithfulness highlight LifeWay Easter lessons

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, March 29, 2018 (7 months ago)

    LifeWay children's Bible study illustration, 1991
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Love one another as Jesus taught, know that His resurrection overcame sin and death, and be assured of His return to take believers unto Himself -- words of encouragement at Easter in Bible study curricula from LifeWay Christian Resources.

    Reflections by the writers of Bible Studies for Life, Explore the Bible and YOU! during the Easter season were shared with Baptist Press from LifeWay's five ongoing Bible study/Sunday School curricula, which also include The Gospel Project and SmallGroup.com. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Are you OK with Jesus but not the Bible?

    by Shane Pruitt, posted Friday, January 26, 2018 (10 months ago)

    Shane Pruitt cautions against creating "a Play-Doh Jesus" to "shape and mold" to one's imagination. "If you truly love the Jesus of the Bible," Pruitt writes, "you will also love the Bible that tells us all about Him." Read More

  • CHRISTMAS: A sobering Christmas Eve

    by Stephen Presley, posted Friday, December 22, 2017 (11 months ago)

    Alexander Bida, "Flight into Egypt," 1874, Wiki Commons
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- I will never forget one Christmas Eve many years ago when my family decided to read the account of Jesus' birth in Matthew instead of Luke.

    It's a tradition among my extended family, as I'm sure it is with other families, to read Scripture at our holiday gathering, and we naturally gravitate to Luke's version. The stories of Luke are so familiar to us, and many can recite the narratives nearly verbatim.

    Luke, after all, is famous for describing the details of Jesus' birth with the beauty and wonder of a master storyteller. Nearly all of the essential parts of the story, save the ... Read More

  • Polygamist's 28th son takes Gospel to sect community

    by Grace Thornton, posted Monday, December 11, 2017 (11 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Short Creek Fellowship
    COLORADO CITY, Ariz. (BP) -- Brian Mackert was the 28th kid to a polygamist father with four wives and 31 children.

    Family tumult in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) prompted his mother to divorce -- leaving Mackert an angry teenager, even wanting to kill his father.

    Mackert didn’t feel he was one of the favored sons in the community, that “it didn't matter how much I tried to please the elders, I wouldn't be receiving a daughter of ... Read More

  • EASTER: Three commands from an empty tomb

    by Steve Gaines, posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 (one year ago)

    Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines recounts the angel's instructions to the women who arrived to find an empty tomb after Jesus was crucified: Do not be afraid. Come and see. Go quickly and tell. Read More

  • 2 scholars – evangelical & Jewish -- discuss Jesus

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, April 05, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Marilyn Stewart/NOBTS
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Evangelical scholar Ben Witherington III and Jewish scholar Amy-Jill Levine found many points of agreement regarding the "historical" Jesus during a dialogue at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. But on the issue of Jesus as Messiah, their views diverged.

    Witherington, noted New Testament scholar and Asbury Theological Seminary professor, and Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt Divinity School New Testament professor and a member of an Orthodox synagogue, spoke at the seminary's Greer-Heard Point-Counterpoint Forum March 25 on the topic of "Christians, Jews and Jesus." Read More

  • 'JESUS' film, at 1,500 languages, reaches millions

    by Grace Thornton, posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (one year ago)

    ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- For one morning a week for quite some time, both women had been nothing but consistent.

    Riah* had been faithfully working to help keep up the home of Yvonne Cantwell*, an IMB missionary in Southeast Asia. And Cantwell had been faithfully sharing the Gospel and Bible stories with her as they built a relationship.

    "She is from a UPG [unreached people group]," Cantwell said. "I speak her national language but not her heart language." Read More

  • Jesus' purported tomb unearthed for study

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

    Screen capture from National Geographic.
    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