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9/11 called catalyst for missions to Muslims
Sep19

9/11 called catalyst for missions to Muslims

>> by David Roach, Chief National correspondent for Baptist Press NEW YORK (BP)—When radical Islamic terrorists brought down the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers 15 years ago, they didn’t realize their actions would also help bring down walls to reaching Muslims with the Gospel. But that’s exactly what happened. In the years since Sept. 11, 2001, the number of Unengaged, Muslim Unreached People Groups (UMUPGs) in the world has...

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Pro-gay ‘shame list’ heavy on Baptist colleges
Sep05

Pro-gay ‘shame list’ heavy on Baptist colleges

NASHVILLE —Nearly a third of the 102 institutions of higher education on a pro-homosexual activist group’s list of “the absolute worst colleges for (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) youth” have Southern Baptist ties. Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee is included in the list. All schools on the list, which was published Aug. 29 by the college-focused organization Campus Pride, have a religious affiliation, with the vast...

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Zika bill stalled over Planned Parenthood funding
Jul06

Zika bill stalled over Planned Parenthood funding

WASHINGTON (BP) — A bill that would provide emergency funding to combat the Zika virus is stalled in the U.S. Senate in large part because Democrats object to provisions limiting the amount of Zika funding that could be distributed to Planned Parenthood. After bipartisan negotiations on the bill halted last month, Republicans put forward a bill that appropriates $1.1 billion to combat Zika, which is expected to spread in the...

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Mosque lawsuit brings concern, clarity on religious liberty
Jun30

Mosque lawsuit brings concern, 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 Muslims’ religious liberty. Today (June 9) a trio of Southern Baptist professors — Jason Due read more

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New York Yankees call Ken Whitten ‘mentor’
Apr25

New York Yankees call Ken Whitten ‘mentor’

LUTZ, Fla. (BP)—Ken Whitten used to dream of playing professional baseball. But even though God closed that door following Whitten’s college pitching career nearly 40 years ago at Eastern Illinois University, He reopens another door into baseball for Whitten each spring as Major League players and coaches—especially New York Yankees—descend on the Tampa-area Lutz, Fla., Idlewild where he has served as pastor for 26 years. With the...

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