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Thursday, November 05, 2015

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  • Racism Satan's tool, Floyd tells Baptists

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, November 05, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    JACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- Racism is from Satan and his demonic forces, and the only hope for its defeat is the church of Jesus Christ united across societal divisions, Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd told a culturally diverse group of Baptists in Mississippi Nov. 4.

    "I believe that the issue of racism is from Satan and the demonic forces of hell," Floyd told hundreds gathered at Mission .... Read More

  • Houston voters celebrate 'bathroom ordinance' defeat

    by Bonnie Pritchett/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Thursday, November 05, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    HOUSTON -- Houston voters convincingly defeated a controversial equal rights ordinance that critics said threatened religious liberties and put into jeopardy the safety and dignity of men and women in private places like bathrooms. Proposition 1, also referred to as the "bathroom ordinance," failed by a margin of 61 percent to 39 percent.

    "I think it's significant," Ed Young, pastor of Houston's Second ... Read More

  • Patterson calls Baptists back to evangelism focus

    by Alex Sibley, posted Thursday, November 05, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Southern Baptists will "see an upturn" in baptisms, giving, Sunday School attendance and church membership when they become more intentional about evangelism, Paige Patterson said.

    Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, noted that one cannot look at the numbers and deny a general downturn within Southern Baptist life. Patterson joked that ... Read More

  • Ind. Baptists called to 'lift Him up'

    by Staff, posted Thursday, November 05, 2015 (3 years ago)

    PLAINFIELD, Ind. (BP) -- Gathering around the theme "lift Him up," messengers to the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana voted to continue for a second straight year forwarding a record percentage of Cooperative Program receipts to Southern Baptist Convention causes.

    Fall Creek Baptist Church in Indianapolis acted as host to the Oct. 12-13 gathering, though the meeting was held at The Palms ... Read More

  • Bible Study: Nov. 8, 2015

    by staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, November 05, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.

    This week's Bible study is adapted from the Bible Studies For Life curriculum. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The faces behind the numbers

    by Jared C. Wellman, posted Thursday, November 05, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Texas pastor Jared Wellman sees the IMB drawdown of 600-800 missionaries and staff as more than a budget problem. “The IMB isn’t a budget item or an offering,” he writes. “It’s people with passions and hopes and dreams and convictions and families and lives. But most importantly it’s saved people reaching lost people with the Gospel.” Read More