Baptist Press Archive

Monday, March 27, 2017

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  • T-shirt quilt: 'flood of wonderful memories'

    by Scott Barkley/Georgia's Christian Index, posted Monday, March 27, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    JACKSON, Ga. (BP) -- When ministers move to other positions, they never forget where they've been and the relationships built. Even without tangible items to hold and touch, those experiences stay with them.

    But the students at First Baptist Church in Jackson, Ga., didn't want to take any chances with now-former student minister Daniel Peavy. So they presented a quilt out of nine years' worth of T-shirts from retreats, camps, Vacation Bible Schools, and any other reason youth groups make a shirt. Read More

  • Volunteers needed for Crossover

    by Tobin Perry, posted Monday, March 27, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    PHOENIX (BP) -- The goal of this year's Crossover is to "Engage Phoenix with the Gospel" through a partnership with Harvest America.

    North American Mission Board and Arizona Southern Baptist Convention leaders are praying for more than 5,000 salvation decisions through this summer's Crossover activities prior to the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

    But for that to happen, they need the help of Southern Baptists to come and serve as volunteers, according to Eddy Pearson, evangelism director for the Arizona ... Read More

  • Year after Pakistan Easter bombing, suffering lingers

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, March 27, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    LAHORE, Pakistan (BP) -- Families are still struggling a year after a suicide bomber killed more than 70 people and injured hundreds others in an attack targeting Christians at Easter in Lahore, Pakistan, International Christian Concern (ICC) noted on the event's March 27 anniversary.

    At least 21 Christians were killed and 45 Christians injured when an Islamic State terrorist denoted a suicide vest, killing an estimated 75 people and injuring about 340 others during an evening Easter celebration in a public park. Read More

  • Assisted suicide bills faring poorly in 2017

    by David Roach, posted Monday, March 27, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    HONOLULU (BP) -- Bills that would legalize assisted suicide have failed to advance in eight of 24 states considering them this year, with pro-life victories in Hawaii and New Mexico drawing media focus.

    No state has passed assisted-suicide legislation thus far in 2017 after 2016 saw Colorado and the District of Columbia legalize the practice and California enact a bill passed the previous year.

    Assisted-suicide bills "have done very poorly" this year, said Rita Marker, ... Read More

  • Canada harvesting the organs of euthanasia patients

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, March 27, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    ONTARIO, Canada (BP) -- A recent push in Canada to encourage euthanasia patients to donate their organs appears to be working.

    In Ontario, the first province to report data, 26 people who died by lethal injection decided to donate tissue or organs since the Medical Aid in Dying Act (MAID) came into effect last June, according to the National Post. A total of 388 people have chosen to die by lethal injection in Ontario, over half of the 744 total Canadians who have been euthanized. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Calling out the called

    by Scott Hildreth, posted Monday, March 27, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Seminary professor Scott Hildreth underscores "the value that a preacher, a missionary, a church staff member or any Christian minister can have on the Kingdom of God. … This world is in desperate need of those who hear and courageously respond to God's calling to serve the church." Read More