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  • Evangelicals for Life conf. bolsters 'burden' for unborn

    by Tammi Reed Ledbetter/Southern Baptist TEXAN , posted Friday, January 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Chad Bartlett
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (BP) -- The first Evangelicals for Life conference, co-sponsored by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and Focus on the Family, set out to boost increased participation by evangelicals as they joined thousands for the annual March for Life today (Jan. 22) on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

    "Our burden was to see the reborn stand up for the unborn and for all of those who were created in the image of God," noted ERLC President Russell Moore in opening remarks at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. The predominantly young audience arrived days ahead of the march to select from presentations by nearly 40 evangelical pro-life leaders who taught how to extend their influence with a broader, more diverse base of support Jan. 21-22. Read More

  • Producer defends ethics of Planned Parenthood videos

    by Sharayah Colter/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Friday, January 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The process used by the Center for Medical Progress to obtain undercover videos outing Planned Parenthood's sale of aborted baby parts was not morally wrong, CMP founder David Daleiden said at the Evangelicals for Life conference in Washington.

    Daleiden shared his convictions during the opening day of the Jan. 21-22 conference in an interview with Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family. Co-sponsored by the ERLC and Focus on the Family, Evangelicals for Life is being held as a pre-event to Saturday's annual March for Life in Washington. Read More

  • Local impact goal of Evangelicals for Life

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, January 08, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Success for the first Evangelicals for Life conference will include increased boldness and service by pastors and church members, the heads of the presenting organizations say.

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and Focus on the Family have joined together to host Evangelicals for Life Jan. 21-22 in conjunction with the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. The conference, which has several other evangelical and pro-life organizations as sponsors, will conclude in time for attendees to participate in the Jan. 22 march. Read More

  • NAE, LifeWay Research define 'evangelical'

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Thursday, November 19, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The National Association of Evangelicals and LifeWay Research released an evangelical beliefs research definition Nov. 19 for accurate and consistent use among researchers.

    NAE initiated development of the research definition more than two years ago. In partnership with LifeWay Research, the definition was crafted, reviewed and tested for validity. Read More

  • Gay marriage gap widens for evangelicals & culture

    by Bob Smietana, posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Americans who have gay or lesbian friends are twice as likely to say gay marriage should be legal as those who have none.

    And more than half of Americans, meanwhile, say homosexuality is not sinful.

    Such survey results place evangelicals increasingly in a minority position in American culture over same-sex relationships. Read More

  • Marriage equality advocate visits seminary class

    by Keith Collier, posted Monday, October 20, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Evan Lenow
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary ethics professor Evan Lenow recognized the risk of inviting Michael Saltsman, co-founder of Evangelicals for Marriage Equality, to his classroom to discuss whether evangelicals should support same-sex marriage. But he also viewed it as a learning opportunity for those called to ministry.

    Lenow and Saltsman dialogued on the topic during Lenow's Bible & Moral Issues class at the seminary Oct. 15. Read More

  • Baptists refute 'evangelical' marriage group

    by Art Toalston & Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist theologians and ethicists have taken exception to a new organization -- Evangelicals for Marriage Equality that is advocating for same-sex marriage in the name of evangelical Christianity. Read More