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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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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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