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Tuesday, September 04, 2018

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  • Kavanaugh hearings open, abortion draws spotlight

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, September 04, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Abortion drew the spotlight today (Sept. 4) as the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings opened for judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

    The Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein of California, expressed concern about Kavanaugh's seeming willingness to restrict abortion rights, and more than 30 protestors were arrested in the hearing room, including some who touted abortion rights. Read More

  • Gordon's Gulf flood risks put DR volunteers on alert

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, September 04, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    JACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- Anticipated flooding from Tropical Storm Gordon has Southern Baptist volunteers on alert in three Gulf Coast states, and may extend responses in the already-flooded Midwest as Gordon moves inland.

    The storm will likely intensify to a Category 1 hurricane as it comes ashore between western Alabama and eastern Louisiana this evening (Sept. 4), the Weather Channel reported, but will quickly weaken again to a tropical storm as it moves inland, perhaps over Arkansas. Read More

  • Agriculture: A way BGR sows seeds of God's love

    by Casey Watson, posted Tuesday, September 04, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    SOUTH SUDAN (BP) -- The light was soft as Monica* weeded her garden on a community farm in South Sudan. A picture from that day shows her sitting quietly among other garden plots, her legs folded demurely under her thin body. A long scarf is tied around her head for protection from the blazing African sun.

    Susan Hatfield remembers the moment well. It was the day Monica learned that her nephew had been killed in a fight that took place while he had been watching over his family's cows. Read More

  • N.C. pastor plans to start Kenyan orphanage

    by Dianna L. Cagle/Biblical Recorder, posted Tuesday, September 04, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Because of a trip to East Africa eight years ago and a life of twists and turns, Wesley Wallis believes God has equipped his family to start an orphanage in Kenya.

    "God has prepared me," said the pastor of Walstone Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville, N.C. "God has prepared my wife."

    Wallis told the Biblical Recorder his previous roles -- as a chaplain for Raleigh Rescue Mission, correctional officer in multiple prisons and pastor in Freewill ... Read More

  • ERLC internships: Investing, life-changing

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, September 04, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- For the Southern Baptist Convention's ethics entity, its internship program provides an opportunity to influence future Christian leaders. For its interns, it can bring a new direction in life.

    The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) completed in recent weeks its summer program with multiple interns in both of its offices -- Nashville and Washington, D.C. The goal of the internship program, which also is in effect at other times of the year, is to equip undergraduate and graduate students, as well as young professionals, with a "Gospel-centered, kingdom-focused perspective" on ... Read More