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Falls Creek Spring Retreat: College or not, campers equipped to be Christian thinkers
Apr18

Falls Creek Spring Retreat: College or not, campers equipped to be Christian thinkers

DAVIS—Over the weekend of April 5-7, nearly 800 18-24 year-olds were taught how to become ‘Christian Thinkers.’ Spring Retreat, now in its fifth year, has become a popular springtime destination for 18-24 year-olds, in college or not. Spring Retreat is designed to be a time of fellowship and learning for college students, those who work vocationally, international students and more. Mike Romero Band led the weekend in worship, and...

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Notre Dame Cathedral fire spurs ‘rightful mourning’
Apr16

Notre Dame Cathedral fire spurs ‘rightful mourning’

PARIS (BP) — A fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris — lamented in media reports as the marring of a historic French symbol — has deep theological significance some observers may have missed, say evangelical scholars of culture and art. “Notre Dame is the handiwork of those who self-identified as Christian, and it testifies to the essential Judeo-Christian heritage of Europe,” said Mark Coppenger, a...

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Vote on abortion survivor bill pushed
Apr16

Vote on abortion survivor bill pushed

WASHINGTON—Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives initiated an effort this month to gain a floor vote on legislation to require health care for a baby born alive during an abortion. Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., filed a discharge petition for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, H.R. 962, in an attempt to bring the bill to the floor over Democratic resistance. More than two dozen previous efforts using a...

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Mohler praises justice system with arresting suspect of LA church burnings
Apr15

Mohler praises justice system with arresting suspect of LA church burnings

Albert Mohler commended the justice system in his April 15 edition of The Briefing. “We often know when the justice system fails to deliver when you have a breakdown in the system of justice,” said Mohler, president of Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky. “We need to note on the other hand, when the system of justice works, when government, which is one of God’s gifts actually works. In this case, apparently that’s exactly...

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Ripkens’ Easter sorrow gave rise to global impact
Apr14

Ripkens’ Easter sorrow gave rise to global impact

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) — “Stay in the story.” That’s the advice retiring missionaries Nik and Ruth Ripken offer the next generation. “Don’t quit before you see all that God has for you,” Ruth said. “Don’t get sidetracked.” The Ripkens, known for their extensive research into Christian persecution, have relocated to Louisville, Ky., having signaled their retirement for March...

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ERLC, others defend religious liberty at U.N.
Apr13

ERLC, others defend religious liberty at U.N.

WASHINGTON (BP) — The Southern Baptist Convention’s religious freedom entity and other advocacy organizations have expressed concern to the United Nations regarding the Malaysian government’s continued refusal to protect the right of all citizens to practice their faith. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) joined Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) International and the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA)...

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