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More Canaanite evidence found by NOBTS dig teamKARMEI YOSEF, Israel (BP) -- Added evidence that an ancient water system at Tel Gezer in Israel could be the product of Middle Bronze Age Canaanites living between the time of Abraham and the Israelite conquest was uncovered by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's archaeology team during a challenging dig season this summer.
The Bible provides a tantalizing parallel to the Gezer system in ... Read More
Fate of abortion clinics awaits high court
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The fate of multiple abortion clinics awaits the consideration of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The high court will have the opportunity to decide this term, which opened Oct. 5, whether state governments may enact rules that result in shutting down most abortion clinics or even the only one remaining in the state. In addition to abortion, the justices also will consider such issues as the death penalty and affirmative ... Read More
Counseling homosexuals involves 'speaking truth in love'LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) -- Christian counselors should be able to speak lovingly and winsomely to people struggling with homosexual attraction, said evangelical leaders during a homosexuality conference at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The conference, titled "Homosexuality: Compassion, Care, and Counseling for Struggling People," was sponsored by the ... Read More
'Woodlawn,' the movie: Great tool for evangelismSPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP) -- This coming Friday, the movie "Woodlawn" will be released nationwide. The Erwin Brothers, Jon and Andy, present this dynamic film. They are the filmmaking team behind movies like "October Baby" and "Mom's Night Out."
Film speaks the language of our generation, and Woodlawn does so profoundly. Read More
Yemeni refugees' ordeal said to be dismal at bestOBOCK, Djibouti (BP) -- Yemenis tend to be laid back, gentle and peaceful, says Shellby Voss,* a Christian worker in the Middle East. She noted many of them seem to pride themselves on Yemen being one of the few Arab countries that had a nonviolent Arab Spring.
However, the Houthi rebels' takeover of much of the country has been disillusioning for many Yemenis. Read More
Scientists: investigate climate change skeptics
WASHINGTON (BP) -- Climate change is the focus of dueling calls for investigation in Washington.
The controversy began Sept. 1, when a consortium of 20 climate scientists urged the Obama administration in a letter to investigate researchers who don't support man-made climate change theories. Read More
FROM THE STATES: Tenn. Evangelism/missions; North Carolina Church plant aims to reach sportsmen
This week's "From the States" features articles from: Baptist and Reflector; Biblical Recorder Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Competing offerings?
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Baptists have two financial focuses during October. Some people wonder if the two emphases compete with one another.
October is Cooperative Program (CP) month. It is a time when churches are encouraged to celebrate the partnership between local churches, their state convention and the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Read More