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Platt to step down as IMB president
Feb13

Platt to step down as IMB president

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—David Platt has announced plans to step down as president of the International Mission Board (IMB) but will continue to serve until a new president is selected. Platt told trustees, missionaries and staff Feb. 12 that during his nearly four-year tenure at the IMB, he has been “burdened to continue preaching and leading in the local church,” which led to assuming a teaching pastor role in 2017 at McLean Bible Church...

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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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