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The Cooperative Program: Learn about it, see what it does
Sep22

The Cooperative Program: Learn about it, see what it does

NASHVILLE (BP)—October is “Cooperative Program Emphasis Month” on the Southern Baptist Convention’s calendar when churches are challenged to study the Cooperative Program (CP)—to learn about it, see what it does, pray about their part—perhaps using the “1% Challenge” video (http://vimeo.com/68820362) as a catalyst. The 1% CP Challenge “is a succinct way to do something more—an understandable way to say,...

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Golden Gate announces campus purchase; requests ‘Gateway’ name change
Aug13

Golden Gate announces campus purchase; requests ‘Gateway’ name change

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP) — Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary has signed a purchase agreement for a new primary campus site in Southern California east of Los Angeles near the Ontario International Airport. In announcing the formal purchase and sale agreement (PSA) to the seminary community, Jeff Iorg, Golden Gate president, said, “We have chosen a facility to meet the needs of students in the 21st century. We will...

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‘Pray fervently’ for Iraqis, Moore says
Aug12

‘Pray fervently’ for Iraqis, Moore says

WASHINGTON (BP) — The Southern Baptist Convention’s lead ethicist has commended President Obama’s authorization of targeted airstrikes and humanitarian aid to assist members of Iraqi religious minorities threatened by Islamic militants. United States military attacks since the president’s Aug. 7 authorization reportedly have helped repel advances by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the northern...

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Obama nominee prompts ERLC concerns
Jul30

Obama nominee prompts ERLC concerns

WASHINGTON (BP) — President Obama has selected a new ambassador at large for international religious freedom amid a sudden flurry of activity on the issue, and the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy entity has expressed misgiving about his choice. The White House announced Monday (July 28) Obama’s intention to nominate David Saperstein as ambassador after the post sat vacant for nine months. Saperstein,...

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Senate vote reveals risk to religious liberty

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Senate’s near-embrace of legislation to curtail the conscience rights of business owners has left religious liberty advocates disturbed at the narrow margin for the cherished freedom. Senators voted 56-43 Wednesday (July 16) — four votes shy of cloture — to bring to the floor for consideration a bill that would effectively reverse the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in the Hobby...

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