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Thursday, April 28, 2016

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  • Potential church planters get enhanced screening

    by NAMB Communications Staff, posted Thursday, April 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by John Swain/NAMB
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Church planter Bryan Bair became involved in Southern Baptist life as a youth when he accepted the invitation to join a friend at church. God called Bair into ministry at a Southern Baptist church and he had served in Southern Baptist churches for nearly two decades.

    But the 38-year-old, who was in the beginning stages of planting South Point Church in Tallahassee, Fla., was thinking long and hard about whether the new outreach should be part of a denomination. Read More

  • Atheists plan billboards against Ark museum

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, April 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Answers in Genesis photo
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (BP) -- A small group of Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana atheists has launched a campaign to buy billboards mocking the message of the Answers in Genesis Ark Encounter museum and its July 7 opening.

    The 1,500-member Tri-State Freethinkers have raised $10,000 to post negative billboards near the life-sized recreation of Noah's Ark and to, as their Indiegogo funding page asserts, "drive our billboard around the Ark Encounter every weekend for the entire summer." Read More

  • Tenn. Christian counselors get 'added protection'

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, April 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A Tennessee law allowing licensed counselors to opt out of serving patients whose goals "conflict with the sincerely held principles of the counselor" has drawn praise from two Southern Baptist mental health care professionals despite the American Counseling Association's condemnation of the measure as discriminatory against homosexuals. Read More

  • Anglican rift over same-sex marriage widens

    by Leigh Jones/WORLD News Service , posted Thursday, April 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NAIROBI, Kenya (BP) -- Conservative Anglicans reiterated their frustration with the U.K.-based Anglican Communion over the growing divide on same-sex marriage.

    Six primates with the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), an organization representing archbishops and their provinces around the world, met April 18-21 in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss the group's future and its ongoing response to the January meeting of Anglican bishops in Canterbury, England. See related []story[/URL]. Read More

  • MOVIES: 'Spiritual profundity' on big screen

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Thursday, April 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Movie critic Phil Boatwright shares spiritual lessons amplified on the silver screen. "It's rare to get spiritual profundity at the movies, but occasionally, Hollywood is helpful," he writes. Read More

  • Bible Study: May 1, 2016

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, April 28, 2016 (2 years 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: Protect your children against 'ordinary'

    by Lee Clamp, posted Thursday, April 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Protect your children from "an ordinary life," Lee Clamp writes. "Protect them from a life of success, and lead them toward a life of significance. Let them dream. Let them try. Let them fail," Clamp, evangelism group director for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, writes. "Who knows? In the process, they may change the world." Read More

  • Pa. church shooting: member charged with manslaughter

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, April 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NORTH WALES, Pa. (BP) -- A member of a Philadelphia Southern Baptist church has been charged with voluntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of a fellow church member during a worship service April 24.

    Mark Storms, 46, allegedly shot and killed 27-year-old Robert Braxton during an altercation in the worship center of Keystone Fellowship's campus in North Wales, Pa., shortly after the 11 a.m. service began. Read More