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Olympics: Diving duo wins silver, gives credit to Christ
Aug15

Olympics: Diving duo wins silver, gives credit to Christ

>> by Tim Ellsworth Baptist Press RIO DE JANEIRO (BP)—U.S. divers David Boudia and Steele Johnson have known each other for 10 years, since a teenaged Boudia drove the 10-year-old Johnson to practice every day. On Monday (Aug. 9), Boudia teamed up with that “little giggly kid in the back seat,” as he remembered Johnson, to win a silver medal in the men’s synchronized 10-meter platform event. “It was a successful day for both of...

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9/11 prayer outreach spotlights ‘critical’ year
Aug15

9/11 prayer outreach spotlights ‘critical’ year

>> by Diana Chandler Baptist Press CLEVELAND, Tenn.—On the 15th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history, Southern Baptists are being urged to join hundreds of thousands of Christians from many denominations and ethnicities in praying for a Christian awakening in the nation. The Sept. 11 Cry Out America prayer outreach of the Awakening America Alliance and Center for Spiritual Renewal, an 8-year-old...

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Felony charges dropped over videos exposing Planned Parenthood
Aug02

Felony charges dropped over videos exposing Planned Parenthood

HOUSTON (BP)—All criminal charges have been dismissed against two investigators who posed as procurers of aborted baby body parts in undercover videos of interactions with Planned Parenthood executives. The Harris County District Attorney’s office in Houston dropped charges July 26 against Center for Medical Progress (CMP) founder David Daleiden and his CMP coworker Sandra Merritt, who had sought to show in secretly recorded videos...

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Sports film seeks 1 Cor. 10:31 movement
Jul18

Sports film seeks 1 Cor. 10:31 movement

>> by Diana Chandler Baptist Press NASHVILLE (BP)—The struggles of a Christian high school girls’ cross country team are used to discourage self-centeredness in “Remember the Goal,” the latest release of brothers Dave and Rich Christiano and Five & Two Pictures. The limited release film highlights 1 Cor. 10:31, exhorting “whatever you do, do all to the glory of God,” and drawing from the personal cross country competition...

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Mosque lawsuit brings concerns, clarity on religious liberty
Jul15

Mosque lawsuit brings concerns, clarity on religious liberty

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (BP)—The proposed construction of a mosque in New Jersey has prompted discussion among Southern Baptists of the proper way to protect religious liberty. On June 9, a trio of Southern Baptist professors—Jason Duesing, provost at Midwestern Seminary; Thomas White, president of Cedarville University; and Malcolm Yarnell, professor of systematic theology at Southwestern Seminary—issued an open letter deeming it...

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