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Hawaii missile alert spurred witness, goodbyes to family

Praying, sharing the Gospel and contacting loved ones were among Hawaii Baptists' reactions after a mistaken alert message Jan. 13 said a ballistic missile could strike them within minutes.
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Continued work for immigration remedy urged

Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and some other evangelical Christian leaders are urging the federal government to continue to work toward a long-term solution for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children in the wake of reported comments by President Trump that have embroiled the effort.
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China bombs megachurch in drive to silence Christianity

The bombing demolition of a megachurch in China is indicative of a rush to silence Christianity under new laws that will heighten religious persecution, according to human rights group ChinaAid.
  • Scientists' gender findings said to confirm Bible

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, January 16, 2018 (5 hours ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Scientists' claim that a researcher's sex can affect the outcome of experiments has been cited as corroboration of biblical teaching on gender.

    According to a Jan. 10 article in the journal Science Advances, volunteers for experiments as diverse as intelligence tests and pain sensitivity studies have been found to respond differently when they are dealing with a researcher of the opposite gender. At times, those gender-based differences have skewed the outcome of experiments, wrote a team of neuroscientists led by Colin Chapman. Read More

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    Floyd voices call for racial unity at Ark. capitol

    by Tim Yarbrough/Arkansas Baptist News, posted Tuesday, January 16, 2018 (2 hours ago)

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP) -- Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, who also serves as president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, issued "A Call to Racial Unity" Jan. 15 at the inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Exclusive on the steps of the Arkansas capitol.

    Floyd, the event's keynote speaker, told pastors and other leaders that "racism is Satan's tool" for dividing the church.

    "Pastors and churches must be the prophetic voice of not just doom and gloom, but the voice for hope and future," Floyd, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, noted. Read More

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    Puerto Rican evacuees aided by Fla. Baptists

    by Keila Diaz/Florida Baptist Witness, posted Tuesday, January 16, 2018 (3 hours ago)

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- More than 200,000 hurricane survivors from Puerto Rico have trekked to Florida for refuge, with several Baptist churches in central Florida at the forefront of ministering to their needs.

    "The Florida Baptist Convention is excited to partner with the churches in the central Florida region as they respond to the needs of the Puerto Rican community moving into the area," said Tommy Green, the convention's executive director.

    Another 100,000 Puerto Ricans are projected to arrive in Florida in the coming months as a result of catastrophic damage from Hurricanes Maria and Irma last September across the U.S. territory. Read More