Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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  • Marijuana: Can U.S. 'Just say no'?

    by Warren Cole Smith/WNS, posted Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Manitou Springs, a resort town at the foot of Pike's Peak in Colorado, takes pride in its weirdness and seems to adopt a flippant attitude toward marijuana use. A popular T-shirt plays on the town's elevation -- 6,412 feet above sea level -- by suggesting that "the whole town is high."

    But now that Colorado's Amendment 64 has made recreational marijuana legal in the state, Manitou Springs is wrestling with just how weird and how high it wants to be, since the amendment allows towns to decide for themselves whether to have retail dispensaries. Read More

  • Spurgeon Center expands Midwestern's 'For the Church' vision

    by Staff/Midwestern Seminary, posted Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (4 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's launch of the new Charles Spurgeon Center for Biblical Preaching expands the seminary's "For the Church" vision by what its president, Jason K. Allen, said will be "an international hub" for Spurgeon studies, biblical preaching, the study of historical theology, pastoral ministry locally and globally "for the church at large." Read More

  • Marriage crisis predated gay marriage, conf. speakers say

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) --The crisis in marriage preceded the rapid rise of legalized same-sex unions, and the church faces a daunting challenge in addressing it, speakers told 1,300 attendees on the first day of a Southern Baptist conference on the issue. Read More

  • Iranian pastor's arrest 'a serious blow'

    by Staff/Morning Star News, posted Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (4 years ago)

    ISTANBUL, Turkey, (BP) -- In what was deemed an effort to silence house-church leader Behnam Irani, Iran has sentenced him and two other Christian leaders to six years in prison for their involvement in house churches, human rights groups have learned. Read More

  • Survey: heaven, hell & a bit of heresy

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (4 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Most Americans believe in heaven, hell and a few old-fashioned heresies.

    Those are among the findings of a new study of American views about Christian theology from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. Read More

  • WORLDVIEW: Quarantine fear

    by Erich Bridges, posted Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Missions columnist Erich Bridges writes about a disease on the move that's even more deadly than Ebola: fear. Bridges points to Jesus as the cure. Read More