Baptist Press Archive

Friday, May 18, 2018

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  • SBC exhibits to feature dialogue & ministry

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, May 18, 2018 (9 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Abuse, the future of the Southern Baptist Convention, racism and collegiate church planting are among trending topics the Cooperative Program booth will address at the 2018 SBC Annual Meeting in Dallas.

    Interviews with SBC presidential contenders J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and Ken Hemphill, a North Greenville University administrator, also are scheduled during the June 11–13 sessions in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

    C. Ashley Clayton, SBC Executive Committee vice president for CP and stewardship, called the lineup impressive and worthy of notice for visitors to the exhibit hall. Read More

  • New rule would cut Title X Planned Parenthood funds

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, May 18, 2018 (9 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and other pro-life leaders applauded news that the Trump administration will propose a new rule that would eliminate family planning funds for abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

    The Department of Health and Human Services planned to announce later today (May 18) a regulation that would bar Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or refer for abortions from receiving federal money through the Title X family planning program, according to news reports. Read More

  • Texas shooting: Baptists mourn 'lives snuffed out'

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 18, 2018 (9 months ago)

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    SANTA FE, Texas (BP) -- Grief counseling, prayer and offers to assist with funeral arrangements are among the ways local Southern Baptists sprang to action after a gunman killed 10 people at a Houston-area high school today (May 18).

    Nine students and one adult are among the dead at Santa Fe High School just south of Houston, according to media reports. At least 10 additional people at the school were wounded in the shooting, which occurred around 7:30 a.m. Read More

  • What Christians have in common with royal wedding

    by Sheri Gaches, posted Friday, May 18, 2018 (9 months ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- My title would be HRH Princess Sheri of Wales. We would marry at Westminster, and I would be the first welcomed American into the British royal family. This was my plan at the age of 7, when I realized that princesses were real and that the chances of being a princess, though very improbable, were not impossible. Of course this has not been God's path for me, but it does make this weekend's wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a more fascinating event.

    Although very few around me will observe this event as closely as I will, in a greatly divided world, this wedding will be a time of unification. Read More

  • 3 evangelicals among latest USCIRF appointees

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, May 18, 2018 (9 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Three evangelicals are among the latest appointees to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

    Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins, FRC founder and American Values President Gary Bauer, and best-selling author and Kairos Company President Johnnie Moore were named to the commission charged with protecting religious freedoms globally.

    Richard Land, who advocated for passage for the International Religious Freedom Act that established USCIRF in 1998, applauded the additions. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Truth decay

    by John Kyle, posted Friday, May 18, 2018 (9 months ago)

    America desperately needs a "truth infusion," John Kyle writes. "No legislation can stop the cultural decay. Only God's truth can change a heart and correct the course of a nation." Read More

  • EDITORIAL: El verdadero avivamiento

    by Octavio Esqueda, posted Friday, May 18, 2018 (9 months ago)

    Para nadie es un secreto que el movimiento evangélico en los Estados Unidos y la Convención Bautista del Sur se encuentran en un periodo crítico tanto de credibilidad y crecimiento como de liderazgo. ... Read More