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  • Eclipse offers 'tremendous opportunity' for witness, worship

    by David Roach, posted Monday, August 21, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Distribution of nearly 7,000 Gospel tracts by a Wyoming church, an outdoor baptism service in Kentucky and a watch party on the roof of the Southern Baptist Convention Building in Nashville were among the ways Southern Baptists celebrated the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. since 1979.

    The eclipse -- whose 70-mile-wide "path of totality" was visible in 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina -- also led some evangelicals to theological reflections on God's faithfulness, sovereignty and coming judgment. Read More

  • Eclipse displays 'God's glory,' astronomers say

    by David Roach, posted Friday, August 18, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- When millions gather Aug. 21 to view the first total solar eclipse the continental U.S. has seen in 38 years, they won't just get an astronomy lesson. If they're observant, they'll also get a theology lesson.

    That's the conclusion of three Christian university professors who told Baptist Press a total eclipse points to God's existence, sovereignty, love, immutability and faithfulness.

    "Eclipses are demonstrations of God's glory" and serve as "yet another example of creation pointing back to our Creator," said California Baptist University astronomer Kyle Stewart. Read More

  • Eclipse 'buzz' spurs Gospel witness by churches

    by David Roach, posted Friday, August 04, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- When the sun goes dark Aug. 21 during a total solar eclipse, churches from Oregon to South Carolina will use the event as an opportunity to illumine their communities with the Gospel.

    The first total eclipse visible from the U.S. since 1979, this month's cosmic event will occur when the moon passes between the sun and the earth and blocks the sun, according to NASA's total eclipse website. Everyone in the contiguous U.S. will be able to see at least a partial eclipse. But the 70-mile-wide "path of totality," in which a total eclipse will be visible, will pass through 14 states. Read More