Faith and Culture

A wounded warrior’s baptism

December 17 2018 by Jeff Iorg

Over the years, a few people have asked me for a private baptism experience. I have always declined.   A private ceremony undermines key purposes of baptism – a public witness of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and public identification with a community of believers.

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CHRISTMAS: The reality of God’s favor

December 14 2018 by J.D. Greear

What do we mean when we talk about the “favor of God”?   The house you’ve always wanted goes into foreclosure and you buy it for a steal. Your kids bring their report cards home and it’s straight As. You find out that a long lost relative left you a tidy sum of money.

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World Vision among aid groups ousted from Pakistan

December 13 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Pakistan, a predominantly Muslim country known for persecuting religious minorities, has expelled 18 aid organizations including World Vision and other Christian groups. The expulsions will affect more than 11 million aid recipients in the country that suffers in healthcare and education, entailing an estimated loss of more than $130 million in annual aid, the Associated Press reported.

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High court’s order raises question on abortion

December 12 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to rule on cases involving government funding of Planned Parenthood has raised the question of whether pro-life advocates can count on a majority of justices in abortion-related cases. The high court announced Dec. 10 it would not review lower court opinions …

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Survey: Americans want more Christ this Christmas

December 12 2018 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay

Most Americans want more religious meaning to the Christmas season, and for some that includes the seasonal greetings we say to each other. A new study from LifeWay Research found two-thirds of Americans (65 percent) say, “Christmas should be more about Jesus.”

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Lilly receives special Christmas gift from Chitwoods

December 10 2018 by Roger Alford, Kentucky Today

Sure, 6-year-old Lilly has the typical wish list for Christmas, including Barbie dolls and a dollhouse. But it was something much more meaningful that she longed for most: a family of her own. For the past three years, Lilly had been in foster care through Sunrise Children’s Services, a Kentucky Baptist organization that ministers to abused and neglected kids.

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ADF, state conventions partner on religious liberty

December 10 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Partnership with the Christian legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) was a recurring theme at Baptist state convention annual meetings this fall. Of the 41 state and regional conventions that maintain cooperative relationships with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), at least a dozen have forged partnerships with ADF through its Church Alliance program.

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Abortion decline calls for ongoing pro-life effort

December 7 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

The continued drop in the number, rate and ratio of abortions in the United States is a cause for celebration but also for further efforts to protect children and assist women in need, Southern Baptist pro-life advocates say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Nov. 23 the total, rate and ratio of abortions in 2015 …

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Moore: Church must recall loyalty to help lonely

November 30 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Christians need to recall where their greatest allegiance lies to help Americans living in a time marked by loneliness, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore said during a Washington, D.C., forum. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, addressed the evangelical church’s role while responding to Sen. Ben Sasse …

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Most churchgoers still abstain from alcohol

November 28 2018 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Christian Resources

Most churchgoers say the Bible teaches against drunkenness. But that doesn’t stop about four in 10 from taking a drink now and then, a study released Nov. 27 shows. While 41 percent of Protestant churchgoers say they consume alcohol, 59 percent say they do not.

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