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  • Making the Bronx 'a better city' through discipleship

    by Mark Kelly, posted Wednesday, September 07, 2016 (one year ago)

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    THE BRONX, New York City (BP) -- You've seen the pictures: burned-out buildings, junk cars littering vacant lots, drug dealers loitering on street corners. You've seen the news: In a single sweep recently, police arrested dozens of gang members accused of multiple murders, including the slaying of a 92-year-old woman.

    But the police can't fix the Bronx. Social workers can't heal the New York City borough, located north of Manhattan. Politicians? Read More

  • Hospital expels doctor over LGBT views

    by Staff/WORLD News Service, posted Thursday, January 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    BOSTON (WNS) -- After more than 10 years of tension and conflict over his hospital's institutional endorsement of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activities, urologist Paul Church lost his final appeal to the Board of Directors of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to reconsider the hospital's decision to expel him and terminate his medical privileges.

    That appeal was Church's last chance to stay at BIDMC in Boston. The board's final judgment in December dashed that hope -- and appeared to confirm the extent to which social ideologies have infected the nation's medical field. Read More

  • Violence in the city of peace

    by Mike Edens, posted Thursday, December 03, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Arab-on-Jewish violence has re-erupted in and around Jerusalem in recent weeks. Is this something new? No; but then again, yes.

    There is something different in these acts. Many of the attacks are inspired by viral social media images rather than calls from religious or political groups. The weapon of choice for these daytime acts has generally been a knife rather than a gun. Read More

  • ERLC trip points to complexity in Israel

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, November 30, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- American Christians need humility and helpful information to think biblically about modern Israel, pastors said after touring the Middle East country as part of a Southern Baptist delegation.

    The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission led the Nov. 9-16 tour to equip Southern Baptist pastors and leaders regarding issues in Israel and to acquaint them with the work of the entity's new international religious freedom office, which is located in the ... Read More

  • More Canaanite evidence found by NOBTS dig team

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    KARMEI YOSEF, Israel (BP) -- Added evidence that an ancient water system at Tel Gezer in Israel could be the product of Middle Bronze Age Canaanites living between the time of Abraham and the Israelite conquest was uncovered by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's archaeology team during a challenging dig season this summer.

    The Bible provides a tantalizing parallel to the Gezer system in ... Read More

  • Survey: American evangelicals stand behind Israel

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- American evangelicals remain among the strongest supporters of the nation of Israel. Among pastors, 80 percent say Christians need to support Israel.

    Those are among the findings of a study of American attitudes toward Israel and the Bible released by Nashville-based LifeWay Research July 14. Researchers conducted two separate surveys of 1,000 Americans as part of the study last fall, along with a survey of 1,000 senior pastors of Protestant churches.

    "No piece of literature has had more impact on American culture than the Bible," said Scott McConnell, vice president of LifeWay Research. "No country is more intertwined with the ancient biblical narrative than Israel, and evangelical Americans see a contemporary connection with the nation." Read More

  • Evangelicals support Israel, disagree on why

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, July 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- With Israel in the news related to Iran nuclear negotiations and the formation of a coalition government following the reelection of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in March, conservative evangelicals largely agree that Christians should support the Jewish state. But they don't agree on the reason for that support. Read More

  • Christ answer for Middle East, evangelists say

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, March 20, 2015 (3 years ago)

    ISRAEL (BP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection is good for Israel, but the only hope for reconciliation in the Middle East is the acceptance of Jesus Christ by Jews and Arabs alike, two evangelists to Jews told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Netanyahu: Iran's threats parallel OT Esther story

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, March 04, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- A genocidal chapter in the ancient relationship between Israel and Iran could be the result of a nuclear agreement the United States may sign with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a joint meeting of Congress March 3. Read More

  • Netanyahu: Iran poses world's 'greatest danger'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, March 03, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Militant Islamists with nuclear weapons would be the likely result of an agreement the United States may sign with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a joint meeting of Congress March 3.

    "The greatest danger facing our world is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons," said Netanyahu, who joined Winston Churchill as one of two foreign leaders to address Congress three times. "To defeat ISIS and let Iran get nuclear weapons would be to win the battle but lose the war. We can't let that happen." Read More