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Friday, September 16, 2016

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  • Teen's trek to secluded apt. complex takes a turn

    by Grace Thornton/The Alabama Baptist, posted Friday, September 16, 2016 (one year ago)

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP) -- It might be easy to look at Hallay Cagle's life and ministry and think the doors just swung wide open.

    Not so.

    "The community was very closed off," Cagle said of a Mixteco population living in a secluded apartment complex in Montgomery, Ala.

    She'd gone there as a high schooler trying to build relationships with what she thought was a Spanish-speaking people group from Mexico. Read More

  • Flood recovery to enlist Baptists nationwide

    by Josie Rabbitt, posted Friday, September 16, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Carmen K. Sisson/NAMB
    BATON ROUGE, La. (BP) -- The North American Mission Board is facilitating a recovery effort to help Louisiana flood survivors rebuild and to assist churches and individuals who want to serve. The initiative, under NAMB's Send Relief ministry, will begin Oct. 1 and enlist Baptists nationwide.

    "We're developing a recovery plan to help Louisiana residents, pastors, churches and other buildings damaged by extreme flooding," said Mickey Caison, NAMB's Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) executive director. "The Send Relief plan includes a facility to house 300 volunteers as they aid those in crisis. Another part of what's in the works concerning this year-long project [is] collegiate opportunities during students' Christmas and spring breaks to help serve and rebuild Louisiana." Read More

  • Former Soviet states heighten religious repression

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, September 16, 2016 (one year ago)

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    UZBEKISTAN (BP) -- As Uzbekistan prepares to elect a new president after the death of longtime dictatorial ruler Islam Karimov, Christians in the former Soviet state fear religious persecution will only worsen.

    The Open Doors advocacy organization for persecuted Christians already ranks Uzbekistan as the most difficult Central Asian country in which to practice Christianity, but the change in leadership won't help the estimated 210,000 Christians in the country of 30.4 million people, two pastors and a Protestant layman said in a World Watch Monitor report. Read More

  • NCAA & ACC: 'breathtaking hypocrisy' cited in N.C.

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 16, 2016 (one year ago)

    RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- Southern Baptist state legislator Paul Stam, Charlotte pastor Clint Pressley and evangelist Franklin Graham are among those calling the NCAA hypocritical for its decision to withdraw seven championship events from North Carolina over the state's antidiscrimination law.

    Two days after the NCAA's Sept. 12 move, the Atlantic Coast Conference followed suit by stating it would move all neutral-site championships for the coming academic year out of North Carolina, including the football conference championship game in December. Read More

  • Original MBTS faculty member John Howell dies

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Friday, September 16, 2016 (one year ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- One of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's original faculty members and longtime administrator, John C. Howell, died Sept. 6 at age 92 after a short illness.

    Howell served at Midwestern from 1960-1999 in various roles, including professor of Christian ethics, dean of the faculty and vice president of academic affairs at the Kansas City, Mo., campus. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Front-line missionaries & you

    by Susie Hawkins , posted Friday, September 16, 2016 (one year ago)

    Missionaries "plunge into jungles, deserts and parts of the globe where the Gospel has never reached," Susie Hawkins writes. "But they do it with the backing of others who stay vigilant for them in prayer, resources and equipping…. We are bound to one another; no one works alone." Read More

  • Ya está disponible un estudio actualizado de los salarios, prestaciones de los pastores

    Por Martin King, posted Friday, September 16, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASVILLE (BP) -- El salario para los miembros del personal de las iglesias bautistas del sur sobrepasó el aumento del costo de vida durante los últimos dos años. Sin embargo, la cobertura del seguro médico sigue disminuyendo, según el Estudio de los Salarios en las Iglesias en el 2016 hecho por la Convención Bautista del Sur.

    El estudio bienal es un proyecto en conjunto con las convenciones estatales bautistas, GuideStone Financial Resources y LifeWay Christian Resources. La información sobre la compensación financiera y las congregaciones fue colectada anónimamente entre los ministros y personal de la oficina/mantenimiento de las iglesias bautistas del sur y misiones estilo iglesia. Read More

  • Nueva regla para maniatar los estados sobre Planned Parenthood

    Por Tom Strode, posted Friday, September 16, 2016 (one year ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (HHS por sus siglas en inglés) anunció el 7 de septiembre una norma propuesta que efectivamente prevendría que los estados prohibieran fondos de Título X a los proveedores de abortos. Read More

  • Polígamos apelan ante la Corte Suprema

    Por Tom Strode, posted Friday, September 16, 2016 (one year ago)

    "... hace menos de 10 años, no había una corriente pública de apoyo al matrimonio del mismo sexo."

    -- R. Albert Mohler Jr.

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- La poligamia está tocando a la puerta de la Corte Suprema de EE.UU.

    Una familia polígama presentada en el show de tele realidad "Sister Wives" (Esposas hermanas) les pidió a los jueces el lunes (12 de septiembre) que revisen un fallo de la corte baja que había revocado una decisión de un juez federal a favor de los polígamos. La corte alta decidirá en los meses por venir si concede la revisión y falla sobre el caso. Read More

  • GameDay Church, en la 2ª temporada de la NFL, lista para expandirse

    Por Nicole Kalil/Florida Baptist Witness, posted Friday, September 16, 2016 (one year ago)

    Foto de Nicole Kalil/Florida Baptist Witness
    JACKSONVILLE, Florida. (BP) -- Cuando la mayoría piensa en enfiestarse en el estacionamiento, ellos piensan en fútbol americano, comida y diversión con la familia y amigos.

    Sin embargo, los creyentes del área de Jacksonville tendrán la oportunidad de añadir fe a la mezcla antes de los juegos del equipo de casa los Jaguars cuando GameDay Church (Iglesia Día de Juego) regrese para la temporada de la NFL 2016.

    El año pasado más de 200 personas se reunieron para tener una nueva experiencia de culto cuando la GameDay Church realizó su primer culto afuera del EverBank Field justo antes de que los Jags enfrentaran a los Indianápolis Colts el 13 de diciembre. Read More