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Ferguson crisis calls churches to ‘unify & pray’
Nov25

Ferguson crisis calls churches to ‘unify & pray’

NASHVILLE (BP) — The unfolding Ferguson saga calls churches to “unify and pray for our nation,” the president of National African American Fellowship within the SBC, K. Marshall Williams, said in the hours after a grand jury reported its decision not to indict a white Missouri police officer in the shooting death of an 18-year-old African American. “We need to be both an empathetic listening ear for the...

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‘I Stand Sunday’ draws 6,000-plus in Houston
Nov03

‘I Stand Sunday’ draws 6,000-plus in Houston

  HOUSTON (BP) — As pastors embroiled in a lawsuit against the city of Houston rallied thousands Sunday for the cause of religious liberty and with chants of “Let the people vote,” their cohorts in the battle also were crying out for the church to repent for its retreat from the public square and its role as the public conscience. Part revival meeting, part civics lesson, the “I Stand Sunday” rally...

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Giants executive says ‘Point people to Christ’
Nov03

Giants executive says ‘Point people to Christ’

>> by David Roach Chief National Correspondent for Baptist Press SAN FRANCISCO (BP)—When San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera was suspended in 2012 for using a banned substance, he led Major League Baseball in hits and had a .346 batting average. So, most observers expected the Giants to put him on the postseason roster when his suspension expired just before the World Series. But they didn’t, showing that character...

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Comebacks: Kansas City Royals & a local church
Oct22

Comebacks: Kansas City Royals & a local church

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Kansas City Royals begin play in Major League Baseball’s World Series tonight (Oct. 21), the first time the team has been in the series — or post-season play — since 1985. Kansas City church planter Mark Clifton draws parallels between the Royals’ resurgence and the re-launch of the Kansas City church he has led. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) — Most of us who call Kansas City home never...

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‘Theology of marriage’ needed, Moore says
Oct15

‘Theology of marriage’ needed, Moore says

NEW ORLEANS (BP) — Christians must hold fast to both conviction and kindness as they share the Gospel in a culture that is increasingly supportive of same-sex marriage, Russell D. Moore said during a luncheon at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary on the church, homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, spoke for a trio of...

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