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  • FIRST-PERSON: 'New' doesn't always mean 'bad'

    by Tony Wolfe, posted Thursday, May 31, 2018 (one month ago)

    "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

  • Climate change critics perceive threat from AGs

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (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

    by David Roach, posted Monday, December 14, 2015 (2 years ago)

    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

    by WORLD News Service & Baptist Press staff, posted Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    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

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Friday, July 17, 2015 (2 years ago)

    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

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, July 10, 2015 (3 years ago)

    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'

    by Erich Bridges, posted Thursday, April 30, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Chris Carter
    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?

    by Jeffrey B. Riley/New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, posted Monday, April 06, 2015 (3 years ago)

    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 pastors

    by Tobin Perry, posted Thursday, October 02, 2014 (3 years ago)

    File photo by John Swain/NAMB
    ALPHARETTA, 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