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  • UPDATED: Felix Cabrera new Puerto Rico executive director

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, December 06, 2018 (12 days ago)

    ARECIBO, Puerto Rico (BP) -- Felix Cabrera is the new executive director of the Convention of Southern Baptist Churches in Puerto Rico, he confirmed to Baptist Press Thursday (Dec. 6). This story was revised earlier today to reflect that the new position is a volunteer, nonpaid, interim post.

    The executive board of the Convención de Iglesias Bautistas del Sur de Puerto Rico (CIBSPR) asked Cabrera to fill the executive post after the group met this week.

    "I think that the Lord is doing something special here, and I'm glad, honored, to be part of what the Lord wants to do here in the island," Cabrera told BP. "I think we are in a special moment. We have a special momentum." Read More

  • Puerto Rico Baptists expanding Kingdom post-Maria

    by Staff, posted Thursday, November 29, 2018 (19 days ago)

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    ARECIBO, Puerto Rico (BP) -- Southern Baptists of Puerto Rico gained nine new congregations at the group's 2018 annual meeting, held just over a year after Hurricane Maria cut church attendance by as much as a third in the U.S. territory.

    "To the expansion of the Kingdom of God" was the theme as the Convención de Iglesias Bautistas del Sur de Puerto Rico (CIBSPR), the Convention of Southern Baptist Churches in Puerto Rico, held its first annual meeting since 2016.

    Newly elected president David Colón, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Logos in Santa Isabel, called the Nov. 17 meeting historic because of the newly added churches and participation that allowed the election of a full slate of officers. Read More

  • Cambio cultural: preguntas para pastores e iglesias

    Por Roger S. Oldham/SBCLIFE, posted Friday, March 27, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- En agosto de 2013, el matrimonio del mismo sexo fue legal en 13 estados y el Distrito de Columbia. Para febrero de este año, Alabama se convirtió en el 37º estado en el cual el matrimonio del mismo sexo fue declarado legal a pesar de la enmienda constitucional estatal en contra que había sido adoptada por el 81 por ciento de sus ciudadanos.

    Durante este período de 18 meses, servicios de noticias como Prensa Asociada y Fox News han transmitido nuevas historias acerca de pasos que las iglesias han tomado para identificar sus creencias en relación al matrimonio del mismo sexo a la luz del rápido cambio cultural. Read More