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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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Mosque-building satirical  rumor exposed as lie
Jul12

Mosque-building satirical rumor exposed as lie

NASHVILLE (BP)—A rumor promulgated by satirical news-like websites and blogs that the Southern Baptist Convention and at least one cooperating state convention are building Islamic mosques is being exposed as a lie. As the satire gained momentum, The End Times in a June 16 follow-up proclaimed that “Saddleback pastor Rick Warren, who recently changed his name to Muhammad Hussein Warren to help advance the Chrislamic cause and promote...

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Forward (M)arch!
Jun16

Forward (M)arch!

7,000-plus SBC Messengers meet in St. Louis for 2016 SBC meeting ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The 2016 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) drew more than 7,300 messengers, 212 from Oklahoma, to produce one of the highest attended meetings in recent years. Under the theme of “Awaken America, Reach the Word,” the SBC meeting featured messages and moments of agreement, unity and prayer. /// Gaines wins SBC presidency Following a...

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Greear withdraws from race, Gaines wins SBC presidency
Jun15

Greear withdraws from race, Gaines wins SBC presidency

ST. LOUIS (BP) — Following a runoff vote that didn’t produce a majority winner on Tuesday (June 14), North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear announced Wednesday he would withdraw from the race for president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the SBC’s annual meeting in St. Louis. Greear’s decision — in an effort to help bring unity following a close vote — avoided a second runoff and left Tennessee...

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