Tuesday, May 16, 2017Download All Stories
ANALYSIS: Workplace evangelism abroad begins hereRICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- I've had the privilege lately of seeing an increasing number of people at all stages of life express interest in joining the global mission of God through the International Mission Board. Many wonder how they can be preparing to go.
On one level, it's very simple: current faithfulness in your assignments is the greatest predictor of future fruitfulness. So, faithfully serve where you are. Read More
Children's home, birth mother deepen her adoption
Cara Peoples, adopted through a Baptist children's home, becomes a board member and connects with her birth mother. Read More
100 years: Social gospel pioneer's legacy discussed
Theologians of all ideological stripes agree Walter Rauschenbusch was a key figure in 20th-century Baptist history and that his 1917 book "A Theology for the Social Gospel" marked an important juncture in the social gospel tradition. Read More
France rejects a third gender categoryPARIS (BP) -- France's highest court has rejected the notion of a "neutral" gender.
The ruling upheld a lower court's decision denying a French citizen with a sex development disorder the right to use "neutral" as an official gender. Read More
Gallup poll records 'humbling' moral declineNASHVILLE (BP) -- A Gallup poll indicating Americans are more "left-leaning" than ever on 10 of 19 moral issues has been called "humbling" and "chastening" by a Southern Baptist Convention seminary president. A Fordham University ethicist critiqued the poll as "deeply misleading" for suggesting moral permissiveness is limited to liberals. Read More
Blasphemy spotlighted as Christian jailed in IndonesiaJAKARTA, Indonesia (BP) -- The blasphemy conviction of Jakarta's ousted Christian governor has rallied international support for the leader and pleas for Indonesia to repeal its laws against blasphemy, a punishable crime in more than 50 countries.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), European Union representatives, Amnesty International, International Christian Concern (ICC), Human Rights Watch (HRW), and representatives of the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) are among those advocating on behalf of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as "Ahok." Read More
FROM THE STATES: Ala., Calif. and N.C. evangelism/missions news; 'They became the people of my heart'
Today's From the States features items from: The Alabama Baptist; California Southern Baptist; Biblical Recorder (North Carolina) Read More