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  • ESL co-leaders use their diversity to change lives

    by Margaret Colson/California Southern Baptist, posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (one year ago)

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    LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BP) -- When Maria immigrated to California from Mexico, she knew she needed to learn English. What she didn't know was that, in doing so, she would also come to know Jesus Christ.

    Arbor Christian Fellowship in Lake Forest, Calif., has offered an ESL -- English as a Second Language -- school to Spanish speakers for many years. Today it is led by Sue Thompson and Rosie Montoya and supported by a team of volunteers. Read More

  • Gender-inclusive terms extended to God, mothers-to-be

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, February 03, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A growing number of institutions appear to be recommending the use of gender-inclusive language, this time extending non-gendered terms to God and expectant mothers.

    Divinity schools at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and Duke University in Durham, N.C., in 2016-2017 course catalogues encourage non-gendered language in reference to God. The guidelines are addressed to students, faculty and administrators. Read More

  • Social media speaks Central Asian 'heart language'

    by Nicole Lee, posted Friday, July 08, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    CENTRAL ASIA (BP) -- Noor,* a Muslim-background believer in Central Asia, has been praying with a heart like Simeon's for many years.

    "You know that story in the Bible when Simeon sees Jesus and says that he can now die in peace?" Noor asked. "I want God to let me see a church in my heart language before I die. That would be my Simeon moment," he said.

    Noor is now beginning to see the work he has been hoping for among his own people. Read More

  • Monkey study challenged over Darwinian claims

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, April 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A study of monkey calls hailed as evidence for the evolutionary origin of human speech has been critiqued by an Intelligent Design proponent as "flimsy" support for the Darwinian scheme.

    An article in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society similarly has argued for the supernatural origin of language, stating that a divine creator is the "only reasonable way to account for" the phenomenon of language. Read More

  • Language proves God's existence, prof says

    by Benjamin Hawkins, posted Tuesday, March 08, 2016 (2 years ago)

    CLEVELAND, Ga. (BP) -- Evidence for the existence of God is, quite literally, on the tip of your tongue, says Southern Baptist professor Jeremy Lyon.

    Lyon, associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga., and John Baumgardner, a geophysicist who teaches at Southern California Seminary in El Cajon, Calif., argue the existence of language points to the existence of God. Read More