Faith and Culture

Poll: Most back abortion/contraceptive exemption

March 14 2012 by Baptist Press

A majority of Americans say religiously affiliated organizations – such as hospitals and universities – should be exempt from the Obama administration’s abortion/contraceptive mandate, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll.

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Harold Camping says May 21 prediction was ‘incorrect and sinful’

March 12 2012 by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service

Radio evangelist Harold Camping has called his erroneous prediction that the world would end last May 21 an “incorrect and sinful statement” and said his ministry is out of the prediction business.

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Lottie Moon film aims for theaters, DVD

March 7 2012 by Kelly Shrout, Baptist Press

“Lottie’s life and message needs to reach a new generation,” said Erich Bridges, screenwriter and a producer for “Heart of a Rebel,” a feature-length film in development about Moon, who spent 40 years in China teaching young girls and sharing the gospel.

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Winter Jam tour moves thousands to Christ

March 6 2012 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press

At a recent Winter Jam concert, a girl approached evangelist Nick Hall in response to the message he had just delivered and held out her fist. She wanted to give him a necklace she had been wearing for three years. Attached to the necklace was a razor blade.

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Gay issues threaten domestic violence act

March 6 2012 by Mark Norton, Baptist Press

Enacted into law as landmark legislation, the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 has received bipartisan support every time it has needed reauthorization, but not this year.

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Michael Catt on ‘Courageous,’ success and (possibly) another movie

March 5 2012 by Joni B. Hannigan, Baptist Press

Michael Catt, senior pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga., spoke to the Florida Baptist Witness (FBW) about his church’s new movie “Courageous” during a visit to the Pastors’ Conference at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

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E-quip.net, online learning website, ‘multiplies our efforts’

March 2 2012 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press

A free online learning community is capturing the training provided at many conferences and workshops throughout the Southern Baptist Convention and archiving it to view at any time.

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Mark fragment only part of what was discovered

March 1 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press

The seminary professor who surprised the academic world by saying a first-century fragment of Mark’s Gospel had been found has released new information along with two new claims – an early sermon on Hebrews and the earliest-known manuscripts of Paul’s letters also have been discovered.

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Former Colts tight end discusses winning Super Bowl, faith, music

February 28 2012 by Roman Gabriel, Sports Q & A

A few weeks ago during the week of Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Biblical Recorder sports correspondent Roman Gabriel III sat down with former NFL tight end Ben Utecht. Utecht helped the Indianapolis Colts, under then head coach Tony Dungy, win Super Bowl XLI.

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Jamie Grace among Dove Awards nominees

February 24 2012 by Baptist Press

Nineteen-year-old Grammy nominee Jamie Grace became one to watch at the upcoming 43rd annual Dove Awards. Winners of this year’s awards, which honor Christian music’s top artists, will be announced April 19 at Atlanta’s Fox Theater.

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