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  • Target transgender policy: Protests escalate

    April 27 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Target transgender policy: Protests escalate

    With nearly three-quarters of a million people signing on to boycott Target over the retailer’s transgender restroom policy, evangelical leaders are discussing whether consumer boycotts are an effective means of cultural engagement. As of late afternoon April 26, more than 760,000 people had signed a commitment to boycott Target.

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  • New book: Homosexuals & everyone else need gospel

    February 22 2016 by Annie Corser & Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New book: Homosexuals & everyone else need gospel

    The gospel demands change for homosexuals just as it demands change for all people, two Boyce College professors, Denny Burk and Heath Lambert, write in a new book, “Transforming Homosexuality: What the Bible Says About Sexual Orientation and Change.” Burk, professor of biblical studies, and Lambert, visiting professor of biblical counseling ...

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  • Autism becomes ‘one of God’s greatest gifts’

    February 1 2016 by Robert Chapman, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Autism becomes ‘one of God’s greatest gifts’

    When missionary kid Steven Kunkel was four he was diagnosed with severe autism and told he would never live on his own or speak. Against the advice of the doctor his parents took him back overseas to Uruguay and by age 15, Kunkel spoke three languages.

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  • Idaho cowboy churches fill ministry void

    January 6 2016 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Idaho cowboy churches fill ministry void

    In west Idaho there is a shortage of pastors willing to serve in the remote areas where ranchers live. To meet the need, David and Sue Kite travel up to 1,200 miles a week to minister to the four cowboys churches that are filling the spiritual gap.

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  • Lutheran group severs relationship with Scouts

    December 3 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Lutheran group severs relationship with Scouts

    The second largest Lutheran denomination in America has severed its official relationship with the Boy Scouts of America based on concerns over the BSA’s decision this summer to allow openly homosexual Scout leaders. The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, a theologically conservative denomination with 2.1 million members, said ...

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  • Playboy’s nudity purge addressed

    October 19 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Playboy’s nudity purge addressed

    Playboy’s decision to remove nude photos from the U.S. print edition of its magazine, pornography opponents say, in no way suggests the company is moving away from the objectification and exploitation of women. Playboy Enterprises CEO Scott Flanders told The New York Times naked pictures in a magazine are “just passé at this juncture” ...

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  • Scouts’ vote may diminish numbers, Bapt. leaders say

    July 29 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Scouts’ vote may diminish numbers, Bapt. leaders say

    The Boy Scouts of America’s executive board has voted to lift the Scouts’ national ban on gay adult leaders and employees – a move Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd said may hasten the exodus of Southern Baptists from Scouting. The BSA executive board approved the policy change by a 79-percent majority.

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  • Baptists not shocked by latest Scout vote

    July 15 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptists not shocked by latest Scout vote

    The Boy Scouts Executive Committee’s approval of gay and bisexual adult leaders disappointed but did not shock Southern Baptist spokesmen – and prompted president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Russell Moore, to predict an even greater exodus by Baptist churches from the organization.

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  • David seeks adoptive family

    July 9 2015 by Jim Edminson, Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina | with 0 comments
    David seeks adoptive family

    Most boys at Cameron Boys Camp plan to return to their families. While living at camp, they go home for holidays and regular visits. David’s circumstances are different. David is in the custody of Chatham County Department of Social Services. He longs to be a part of a family.

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  • Cowboy church ropes hearts with rodeo, worship

    June 15 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Cowboy church ropes hearts with rodeo, worship

    Each year Triad Cowboy Church attracts people from its community and beyond by hosting a professional rodeo. While roping calves and riding bulls are not generally associated with most churches, this Archdale congregation places a high priority on offering a free event to the cowboy community.

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  • Boy Scouts should allow gay leaders, BSA pres. says

    May 22 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Boy Scouts should allow gay leaders, BSA pres. says

    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) should end its ban on gay adult leaders, BSA President Robert Gates said May 21, lending credence to the concern expressed in a 2013 Southern Baptist Convention resolution that opening the group’s membership to homosexual youth was “merely the first step toward future approval of homosexual adult leaders.”

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  • Church’s role, same-sex attraction addressed

    March 13 2015 by RuthAnne Irvin, SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Church’s role, same-sex attraction addressed

    Jesus calls all people, including those with same-sex attraction, in the same way: to repent and believe, said British author and pastor Sam Allberry in a March 4 lecture at Boyce College. Allberry is associate pastor at St. Mary’s Church in Maidenhead, United Kingdom, and author of Is God Anti-Gay? ...

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  • Wisconsin campus gifted to Southern Seminary

    October 16 2014 by James A. Smith Sr., Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Wisconsin campus gifted to Southern Seminary

    Trustees of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously accepted the gift of a Christian university campus in Wisconsin as a new extension campus of the seminary and its undergraduate Boyce College during their Oct. 13-14 fall meeting. Trustees also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Billy Graham School of Missions…

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  • BSA closer to gay leadership, Easley says

    March 10 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    BSA closer to gay leadership, Easley says

    Atlanta area pastor Ernest Easley said that The Walt Disney Company is playing into the hands of Boy Scouts of America by cutting donations to BSA, giving the Scouts greater public leverage to accept gay leaders. Disney in February joined a growing list of companies who have cut financial support to BSA.

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  • Boy Scouts Christian alternative launches with 500 troops

    January 2 2014 by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Boy Scouts Christian alternative launches with 500 troops

    The new scouting group, Trail Life USA, which opposed the Boy Scouts of America’s policy change last May that permitted gay Boy Scouts – but not gay adult leaders – launched on Jan. 1 as a Christian alternative to the BSA.

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