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  • Motherless, designer baby specter increases

    by David Roach, posted Monday, September 26, 2016 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Two developing reproductive technologies -- one that could facilitate motherless babies and another that could open the door to so-called designer babies -- have drawn warnings from Christian ethicists.

    In one experiment, researchers at the UK's University of Bath altered unfertilized mouse eggs so they took on properties like "ordinary" cells, such as skin cells, the BBC reported. Then they created mouse embryos by fertilizing the altered eggs with sperm cells, leading scientists to speculate that two human men, or even one man, may one day be able to conceive a child with similar technology using sperm and another donated body cell. Read More

  • 'Intergalactic missions': planet spurs questions

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, August 31, 2016 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Discovery of another planet that might support life has given rise to speculation about intelligent life elsewhere in the universe -- and whether such lifeforms would need the Gospel.

    "Briefly stated, saying that scientists 'think there may be life' on [the newly discovered planet] is greatly overstating what the scientific community is thinking," said Bill Nettles, physics department chair at Union University.

    But "if there is intelligent life on other planets, we definitely need to tell them Earth's Gospel story and learn what their history is," Nettles told Baptist Press in written comments. Read More

  • Human-animal embryo research likened to sci-fi

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, August 10, 2016 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A National Institutes of Health proposal to fund research that inserts human stem cells into animal embryos has provoked warnings from evangelical bioethicists.

    The focus of the proposed research would be studying human diseases and growing human organs in animals for transplants. But potential side effects of so-called "chimera research" -- a reference to Greek mythological creatures that were part goat, part snake and part lion --include destruction of human embryos, creation of animals with some semblance of human intelligence and creation of animals with the ability to produce human offspring. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Everything is different, yet nothing has changed

    by David Jeremiah, posted Friday, January 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Amid the march of technology, California pastor David Jeremiah notes that the Gospel of Jesus Christ "is still our only hope." Borrowing from Steve Jobs, Jeremiah underscores the imperative for Christians to "live each day as if it was your last." For people mired in sin, Jeremiah writes, "Judgment is still waiting. The grace of God is still available." Read More

  • Baptists among 'top 75 religion bloggers'

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, September 16, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- At least 10 Southern Baptists are included on Newsmax's list of the "top 75 religion bloggers" in America.

    "The Southern Baptist leaders who blog regularly have built influence, specifically in the niches they address," social media expert Marty Duren told Baptist Press in written comments. "When compared to peers ... I think our leaders who have engaged are doing very well." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: ‘And To Think That I Saw It’

    by Terri Stovall, posted Wednesday, June 10, 2015 (2 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, penned the lines of his first book, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” 75 years ago:

    When I leave home to walk to school,

    Dad always says to me,

    “Marco, Keep your eyelids up

    And see what you can see.” Read More

  • Gospel Project available on iPad, eBook

    by Russ Rankin, posted Tuesday, August 14, 2012 (5 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- The Gospel Project curriculum created by LifeWay Christian Resources has introduced a digital delivery format to serve as yet another way for churches to engage in the three-year study designed for Sunday Schools and small groups of all ages. Read More

  • TECH: What if you could record your entire life?

    by Aaron Linne, posted Wednesday, July 11, 2012 (5 years ago)

    Technology columnist Aaron Linne takes a look at two prototype projects by Google and Microsoft, one of which would allow users to wear special glasses and video record their daily lives. Read More

  • TECHNOLOGY: No more giant apps -- a browser is all you need

    by Aaron Linne, posted Thursday, May 31, 2012 (5 years ago)

    The new ChromeBook and ChromeBox only allow users to operate within a Web browser, but technology columnist Aaron Linne says enough free tools exist online to make this inexpensive option even sweeter, especially for churches looking to purchase multiple new computers. Read More