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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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  • March to voice scientists' concerns

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Organizers of a "March for Science" in Washington claim their event will express the views of scientists worried about the future of their profession under the Trump administration. But critics say the march may be driven by liberal ideology more than empirical science.

    William Dembski, a science and culture analyst who formerly served as a leading voice in the Intelligent Design movement, told Baptist Press a "'March for Science' only becomes necessary when ideologues, claiming the mantle of science and seeking to deny it to others, look to politics to decide issues that properly need to be decided by reason and evidence." Read More

  • B&H Academic launches 'Lost Sermons' of Spurgeon

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (9 months ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- B&H Academic has launched the first of a 12-volume series of previously unpublished sermons by the famed British preacher Charles H. Spurgeon.

    "The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon" series is being researched and edited by Christian T. George, assistant professor of historical theology and curator of Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, which hosted a luncheon for the launch at its Kansas City, Mo., campus. Read More

  • SBC's ethnic diversity leaves EC 'grateful to God'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A review of ethnic participation in Southern Baptist Convention life left a workgroup of the convention's Executive Committee encouraged at the SBC's progress and eager for increased diversity in the days ahead.

    Reports submitted to the EC "show intentionality on the part of each one of our entities to provide resources and opportunities for involvement of our ethnic churches and church leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention," Jim Gregory, chairman of the EC's Communications Workgroup, told Baptist Press. "I think we've made some very good strides because of our intentionality." Read More

  • More churches expanding reach through social media

    by Roger Alford/Kentucky Today, posted Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    MONTICELLO, Ky. (BP)-- More than 5,000 people watched and listened to small-town pastor Mark Helton's sermons on smartphones, tablets and computer monitors over the past month.

    First Baptist Church in Monticello, Ky., has embraced the relatively inexpensive technology that has allowed congregations of all sizes to vastly increase their reaches. Read More

  • 'Go find someone hurting,' Tada tells SBTS audiences

    by Charissa Crotts, posted Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- "Go find someone hurting worse than you and help them," Joni Eareckson Tada said during a two-day visit to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

    Tada, a quadriplegic speaker and author, told her personal story and focused on practical ministry to the disabled by local churches in a talk to 350 Southern Seminary students and their families for a Student Life Conference on Feb. 10. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Dear Absent Church Member

    by Daryl C. Cornett, posted Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (9 months ago)

    Daryl Cornett voices his yearning as a pastor to an absent church member "that my greatest joy would be to see you love God and His church and to observe you growing in Christ." Read More