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Thursday, January 04, 2018

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  • Factory or horseback, bivocational pastor thrives

    by Sue Sprenkle, posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    AUGUSTA, Kan. (BP) -- Each workstation is a flurry of activity. Plastic bottles stream down the conveyer belts. Hands reach out to adjust each bottle to face the same direction before they go to plastic wrap. Across the floor, someone shouts above the rickety-racket to shut down one of the machines and reload.

    Don Mayberry walks through the factory's maze of machines and activity, stopping to talk to each person. He asks about family, the latest sports event or simply how their day is going. His conversations with coworkers inevitably end in smiles, laughter and lighthearted teasing along with his trademark fist bump or the occasional side-hug.

    It's the same at the cowboy church Mayberry pastors in Augusta, Kan. Read More

  • Youth leader, NOBTS student, dies on mission field

    by Brian Blackwell/Baptist Message, posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    NAKARU, Kenya (BP) -- Even as family and friends mourn the loss of a loved one, they are celebrating the Christ-honoring legacy left behind by Emily Martin, an interim youth leader who died Jan. 1 while serving on her third mission trip to Kenya.

    Martin, 21, of Hebron Baptist Church in Bush, La., passed away following complications from a blood clot that developed inside her lungs shortly after arriving in the country.

    Martin organized the trip, traveling with her brother Joshua, cousin Ashtin Mullett, and friend Vally O'Connor. While in the country, she worked alongside missionaries Len and Susan Eastwood, who represent Neighbors Outreach Worldwide ministry in Nakaru, Kenya. Read More

  • Calif. again approves abortion pill reversal class

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service , posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BP) -- The California Board of Registered Nursing has given a green light -- for the third time -- to a class teaching nurses how to reverse drug-induced abortions.

    The board's decision, coming just months after it decided to cut the class, surprised leaders of Heartbeat International, the Ohio-based nonprofit organization that offers the continuing education credit. See related story.

    "We thought it would be more paperwork involved and more of a protracted process," Heartbeat spokesman Jay Hobbs said. "In the end, really what we saw was them ... conceding that this is a science-based approach to medicine, that there's just no good grounds to stop nurses from learning about that." Read More

  • Ancient DNA said to support Bible's Babel account

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    TANANA, Alaska (BP) -- Ancient human genetic material harvested in Alaska has been cited by two creation researchers as corroborating evidence of Scripture's claim humans migrated en masse from the Tower of Babel.

    A study published Jan. 3 in the journal Nature claims DNA extracted from the remains of an infant girl buried in central Alaska suggests an ancient migration of people from East Asia, across a frozen land bridge, to North America.

    After scientists extracted the DNA, they dated it to approximately 11,500 years ago, according to common evolutionary dating methods, and discovered commonalties between the harvested genome and the DNA of modern Native Americans. Researchers also found the ancient infant girl had ancestors in East Asia some 35,000 years ago according to evolutionary dating methods. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Viaje con propósito

    by Luis R. Lopez, posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Podemos viajar por varias razones y de muchas formas. Viajamos por vacaciones, trabajo y/o exploración. Unos son de repente, otros planificados y algunos espontáneos. Cortos ó largos. Unos solo ó acompañados. La vida es un viaje y con varias paradas. Read More

  • GuideStone summit to tackle cybersecurity, sexual abuse

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Cybersecurity and sexual abuse in the church will be among the topics discussed by key ministry decision makers, along with human resources professionals and financial officers of churches and ministries, during GuideStone Financial Resources' second annual Employee Benefits Summit.

    The Southern Baptist Business Officers Conference and GuideStone Benefits Forum were merged last year to create a one-of-a-kind conference for church business leaders. The conference, which will be held March 26–28 in Dallas at The Westin Galleria, offers an expanded menu of networking and training opportunities. Read More

  • Bible Study: Jan. 7, 2018

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 (3 months ago)

    This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: It makes all the difference

    by Doug Munton, posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Want to reorder your priorities? Broaden your perspective? Deepen your relationship with God? Doug Munton suggests the daily discipline of a devotional life. Read More

  • Se anticipa 'pérdida de vidas humanas' por la marihuana en California

    Por David Roach, posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- Cuando la venta legal de marihuana recreativa comenzó en California el 1º de enero, el presidente del Seminario Gateway, Jeff Iorg lamentó el incremento de "costo humano" que probablemente tenga la droga en el estado más populoso de EE.UU.

    "Cualquier ganancia económica que la legalización de la marihuana supuestamente produzca será contrarrestada por el costo humano en las relaciones dañadas, la pérdida de productividad en la fuerza de trabajo y el costo de la expansión de programas sociales para lidiar con las repercusiones de este mal experimento ... Read More

  • PC Nacional 0.98% por encima del 1er trimestre del año pasado

    Por el personal, posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Las contribuciones a la fecha a través de la porción del Programa Cooperativo de la Convención Bautista del Sur (SBC) están 0.98 por ciento por delante del mismo período al fin de 2016 y 3.69 por ciento bajo la proyección del Presupuesto de Asignaciones del Programa Cooperativo de la SBC para el año, de acuerdo con el comunicado de prensa del presidente y director ejecutivo del Comité Ejecutivo de la SBC, Frank S. Page.

    Los $46,229,225.46 recibidos por el Comité Ejecutivo del 1º de octubre al 31 de diciembre para ser distribuidos a través del Presupuesto de ... Read More

  • LLAMADO A LA ORACIÓN: Merece nuestra atención

    Por Tommy Kiker, posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – El pueblo de Dios necesita nuestra oración, deberíamos orar, debemos orar.

    Los grandes movimientos de Dios normalmente son antecedidos por grandes movimientos de oración del pueblo de Dios. Vemos este patrón por toda la Escritura y a través de la historia de la iglesia. Dios no necesita que oremos para moverse, pero dentro de Su soberanía, ha elegido obrar en poder, una y otra vez, como respuesta ante el clamor conjunto de Su pueblo. Read More

  • Estatuas confederadas son removidas de parques de Memphis

    Por Tom Strode , posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) -- Dos controversiales estatuas confederadas fueron removidas de parques de Memphis el 20 de diciembre después de que el concilio de la ciudad aprobó la venta del terreno público a una organización sin fines de lucro.

    El repentino desenvolvimiento llegó después de que la ciudad se encontró con obstáculos en su largo esfuerzo por quitar las estatuas del general confederado Nathan Bedford Forrest y del presidente Jefferson Davis. Los líderes de la ciudad buscaban remover los monumentos antes del 50º aniversario del asesinato de ... Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Viaje con propósito

    Luis R. Lopez, posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Podemos viajar por varias razones y de muchas formas. Viajamos por vacaciones, trabajo y/o exploración. Unos son de repente, otros planificados y algunos espontáneos. Cortos ó largos. Unos solo ó acompañados. La vida es un viaje y con varias paradas. Read More