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FIRST-PERSON: 'New' doesn't always mean 'bad'
"Embrace the new things God is doing in your church," Tony Wolfe writes. "Step into them with simple faith that the God of yesterday is also the God of tomorrow. No, you've never done it this way before. But maybe that's a good thing." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Play the ball where the monkey throws it
When things don't go as planned, Jim Futral writes, God may be redirecting your life toward an unexpected blessing. Read More
Climate change critics perceive threat from AGsNASHVILLE (BP) -- An effort by 17 state and territorial attorneys general and former vice president Al Gore to find "creative ways to enforce" laws related to climate change has been characterized as contrary to the spirit of a 2007 Southern Baptist Convention resolution "on global warming."
Evangelical climate change experts have added that the coalition of attorneys general from 15 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands seems to have made assertions in conflict with constitutional principles and sound scientific procedure. Read More
Climate change accord draws concern for poor
PARIS (BP) -- The climate change accord struck in Paris among 195 nations thankfully is nonbinding, evangelical commentators noted, because rigorous implementation of it could harm the world's poorest residents and stifle nations' economic growth based on disputed science. Read More
Scientists: investigate climate change skeptics
WASHINGTON (BP) -- Climate change is the focus of dueling calls for investigation in Washington.
The controversy began Sept. 1, when a consortium of 20 climate scientists urged the Obama administration in a letter to investigate researchers who don't support man-made climate change theories. Read More
AT THE MOVIES: Change everywhere but at the feet of Jesus
Movie reviewer Phil Boatwright reflects on Hollywood's decades-long -– and ever-accelerating --- push for societal change. "[M]ovies often take us down a fantastical path that leads to nowhere," Boatwright writes, "because their makers all too often disavow the existence of or the need for a Creator." Read More
Evangelicals: Pope's proposals likely to hurt poor
WASHINGTON (BP) -- Pope Francis' proposals to remedy climate change will likely harm those he most wants to help, according to a Baptist seminary president and an evangelical spokesman. Read More
Singer calls Hispanics to 'Change the World'RICHMOND, Va. -- Hispanic followers of Christ are ready to change the world, declares singer Coalo Zamorano, one of the top contemporary Christian musicians in the Spanish-speaking world.
That's the message -- and the title -- of Zamorano's new music video, "Change the World" ("Cambia el Mundo"), produced in partnership with the International Mission Board. The video, shot in a part of Southeast Asia mostly untouched by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, invites Hispanics to "open your hands, your heart ... change the world, change the world today." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: The environment -- Why be concerned?
Ethics professor Jeffrey Riley extends an invitation to attend or view online a forum on "Christians, the Environment, and Climate Change," April 10-11 at New Orleans Seminary. Read More
Hunt's 'lab' aims for renewal among pastorsALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Josh Hayes can recount a variety of takeaways he garnered at a church revitalization conference he attended last month -- from reminders about ministry being a "people business" to the importance of equipping a congregation with the necessary ministry tools. But Hayes said one particular moment was a game-changer for him.
Hayes, the children's pastor at Grace Community Church in Marion, N.C., said he has felt led to become a lead pastor, a call that has brought with it a collection of new fears. During this particular North American Mission Board conference in mid-September, Johnny Hunt helped calm those fears. Read More