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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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Violence brings cry for ‘true way of our Lord’
Jul11

Violence brings cry for ‘true way of our Lord’

NASHVILLE (BP) — The collision of fear and mistrust have driven the violence upon violence that killed two black civilians and five police officers in three separate states in as many days, Southern Baptist pastor Lee Wesley told Baptist Press. “There is a fear on the part of police officers when they go into the black community, and that fear heightens their approach to these problems,” said Wesley, whose pastorate...

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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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Falls Creek and CrossTimbers experience students coming to Christ
Jun28

Falls Creek and CrossTimbers experience students coming to Christ

In the third week of summer camp, Falls Creek was approaching 2,000 total decisions made at the invitations times of the evening services. Every week there has been at least one night of 100 or more students making professions of faith. “Typically, when we have 300 salvation decisions or more it is an extremely good week, and we have had two in a row at the start of the summer,” said Andy Harrison. “I absolutely believe what happens...

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