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World Series: Astros wall ad spotlights Houston, First
Oct28

World Series: Astros wall ad spotlights Houston, First

HOUSTON (BP)—At a critical moment in this year’s Major League Baseball playoffs, pursuit of a Houston Astros home run ball at Minute Maid Park caused New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge to crash into a right field sign promoting Houston, Texas, First. Minutes later, the church tweeted to Judge, a candidate for both the American League Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year awards, “Our church is more welcoming and forgiving...

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Alabama coach finds Christ, renews football zeal
Sep16

Alabama coach finds Christ, renews football zeal

OPP, Ala. (BP)—Former University of Alabama football coach Mike DuBose says his two favorite words in the Bible are “but God” in Eph. 2:4. He believes the description of spiritual transformation those words introduce mirrors the work of God he has experienced, beginning toward the end of a trying stint nearly two decades ago as leader of one of college football’s winningest programs. “If it wasn’t for the ‘but God’ moment,” DuBose,...

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Eclipse displays ‘God’s glory,’ astronomers say
Aug21

Eclipse displays ‘God’s glory,’ astronomers say

NASHVILLE (BP) — When millions gather Aug. 21 to view the first total solar eclipse the continental U.S. has seen in 38 years, they won’t just get an astronomy lesson. If they’re observant, they’ll also get a theology lesson. That’s the conclusion of three Christian university professors who told Baptist Press a total eclipse points to God’s existence, sovereignty, love, immutability and...

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Update: Eugene Peterson’s homosexuality views draw Baptists’ focus
Jul13

Update: Eugene Peterson’s homosexuality views draw Baptists’ focus

An update to Eugene Peterson’s statement can be found here:  http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2017/july/eugene-peterson-actually-does-not-support-gay-marriage.html NASHVILLE (BP) — Bestselling Christian author Eugene Peterson, known for “The Message” paraphrase of Scripture, reportedly said in an interview with Religion News Service he does not believe homosexuality is sinful and that he would perform a same-sex...

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H.B. Charles to be Pastors’ Conf. nominee
May11

H.B. Charles to be Pastors’ Conf. nominee

PHOENIX (BP) — Oklahoma pastor Brad Graves has announced the withdrawal of his candidacy for Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference president to clear the way for Florida pastor H.B. Charles Jr. to be nominated as the first African American to hold that office. Graves told Baptist Press no one pressured him to withdraw and “it’s never a loss when you can join God in His work.” Former...

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