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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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  • More Canaanite evidence found by NOBTS dig team

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Gary D. Myers
    KARMEI 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

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    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'

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    SBTS photo by Emil Handke
    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 evangelism

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    SPRINGDALE, 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 best

    by Brian Andrews, posted Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Shellby Voss.
    OBOCK, 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

    by WORLD News Service & Baptist Press staff, posted Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    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

  • FIRST-PERSON: Competing offerings?

    by Bob Terry, posted Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    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