Faith and Culture

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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Prop 8 supporters appeal to full 9th circuit

February 23 2012 by Baptist Press

Bypassing the Supreme Court for the moment, supporters of California Prop 8 are appealing a ruling that went against them to the full Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Q&A: A first-century fragment of Mark found?

February 23 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press

Much of the biblical scholarly world has been buzzing since Feb. 1, when a New Testament professor made a claim during a debate that was news to most everyone who heard it – a first-century fragment of Mark’s Gospel may have been found.

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Vanderbilt policy to impact Baptist group

February 22 2012 by Lonnie Wilkey, Baptist Press

Leaders of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) at Vanderbilt University are determining how a new policy will affect the BCM ministry on campus. On Jan. 31, the administration of Vanderbilt met with students to explain its enforcement of the university’s non-discrimination policy and a new “all-comers” policy.

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Knicks’ Jeremy Lin dubbed the ‘Taiwanese Tebow’

February 21 2012 by Daniel Burke, Religion News Service

New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin’s underdog story and outspoken evangelical faith have some sportswriters dubbing him the “Taiwanese Tebow.”

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Baptist ethicist on mandate: We’d rather go to jail, pay fines

February 20 2012 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

The Obama administration’s mandate that health insurance plans cover contraceptives that can cause abortions harms not only Baptists and other religious adherents but all Americans, two Southern Baptist ethicists told a congressional panel Feb. 16.

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Southern Baptists mull whether ‘Southern’ still fits

February 17 2012 by Roy Hoffman, Religion News Service

For Jerry Henry, pastor of First Baptist Church of Fairhope, being Southern Baptist is a defining aspect of life. He embraces the denomination’s conservative social values, extols its evangelism – “We reach out to people instead of waiting for them to come to us” – and identifies with its name.

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LifeWay trustees vote to continue selling ’11 NIV

February 17 2012 by Marty King, Baptist Press

Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources voted to continue selling the new NIV Bible in LifeWay stores, approved a new vice president for its largest division and elected new board officers.

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