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  • Reaching gamers with the gospel

    August 28 2018 by Aaron Wilson, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Reaching gamers with the gospel

    For Drew Dixon, taking the gospel to the nations involves traversing the Kingdom of Hyrule, visiting the Planet Gaia, and mingling with settlers of Catan. For those who are not familiar with these locations, don’t bother trying to find them on Google Earth. Each of these lands acts as a virtual or imaginary setting for a popular video or tabletop game.

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  • Moral bar slipping in U.S., Gallup poll finds

    June 11 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Moral bar slipping in U.S., Gallup poll finds

    Homosexuality, premarital sex, divorce, marijuana and pornography are approved by a growing percentage of Americans, Gallup found in an annual poll including nearly 20 behaviors placed on its morality scale. Adultery draws disdain from 88 percent of Americans, Gallup said, and Americans are almost evenly split on the morality of abortion. “Gallup’s trends on many …

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  • Should Christians abandon American culture?

    April 25 2016 by Harper McKay, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Should Christians abandon American culture?

    Fifty Christian leaders from across the country gathered April 19 for the Intersect Conference on the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary to learn and discuss how faith impacts culture, vocation and economics. Event organizers invited a range of church planters, pastors, parachurch organization leaders and students …

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  • Mohler calls for ‘insurgency’ of countercultural Christians

    February 10 2016 by S. Craig Sanders, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Mohler calls for ‘insurgency’ of countercultural Christians

    Countercultural Christianity is the necessary result of friendship with Jesus and the destiny for gospel ministers, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in his Feb. 2 convocation address. Mohler said the cultural revolution has resulted in a “great displacement,” a loss of social capital for evangelical Christianity ...

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  • Year in review: 2015 featured challenging cultural issues

    December 29 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Year in review: 2015 featured challenging cultural issues

    Supreme Court justices ruled in a 5-4 decision June 26 that same-sex marriage is a 14th Amendment right, effectively legalizing the practice in all 50 states. The ruling sparked a series of discrimination lawsuits against business owners and civil magistrates who oppose same-sex marriage for sincerely held religious beliefs.

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  • Baptists respond to ‘prayer shaming’ after Calif. massacre

    December 3 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 1 comments
    Baptists respond to ‘prayer shaming’ after Calif. massacre

    In bold letters, the sentence “God isn’t fixing this” dominated the Dec. 3 cover of the New York Daily News. Images of tweets from Republican leaders surrounded the headline, displaying sympathetic “thoughts and prayers” for the people affected by a Dec. 2 mass shooting.

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  • Left intolerant of religion, panelists agree

    October 30 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Left intolerant of religion, panelists agree

    Liberal intolerance is suppressing freedom of belief and conscience in the United States, religious and secular panelists agreed in a discussion at Georgetown University. Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, joined in the conversation Oct. 27 at the country’s oldest Roman Catholic university ...

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  • Halloween draws focus of new study

    October 27 2015 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay Research | with 0 comments
    Halloween draws focus of new study

    When it comes to Halloween, most Americans don’t have a problem celebrating the spooky holiday, a new study shows. Yet, one-third say they avoid Halloween or its pagan elements. Although 3 in 5 Americans told LifeWay Research that Halloween is “all in good fun,” 21 percent avoid the holiday completely ...

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  • Moore: Church must be confessional, ‘conversionist’

    October 19 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Moore: Church must be confessional, ‘conversionist’

    During a lecture sponsored by the Institute on Religion and Democracy, Russell Moore told an audience in the nation’s capital that conservative Christians must be both faithfully distinctive and boldly persuasive in a future America. To fulfill that responsibility, he stated that the church must rebuke prosperity gospel teachers.

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  • Uphold religious liberty for all, Baptists urge

    October 8 2015 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Uphold religious liberty for all, Baptists urge

    Calling for Baptists to remember their roots as a “jailhouse religion,” Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said Christians must be willing to be marginalized and offended for the sake of the gospel. The remarks came at Baptist Voices: Left, Right and Center, a Sept. 29 forum.

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  • Ross Douthat on Christianity, GOP

    August 31 2015 by Warren Cole Smith, World News Service | with 0 comments
    Ross Douthat on Christianity, GOP

    The conservative New York Times columnist, Ross Douthat, talks about how Republicans have helped and hurt evangelicalism at a recent event hosted by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Douthat’s writes about Christians and in favor of many Christian causes, including life, marriage and religious liberty.

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  • Gospel, politics addressed at ERLC event

    August 7 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gospel, politics addressed at ERLC event

    Political engagement by Christians calls for a witness shaped by the gospel of Jesus, Southern Baptists were told at a conference Aug. 5. Speakers at “The gospel and Politics” sought to help over 630 registrants think about how to approach politics in a changing culture a year before the next presidential election.

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  • After gay marriage: next steps for LGBT activists

    July 2 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    After gay marriage: next steps for LGBT activists

    With same-sex marriage now legal in all 50 states, pro-gay activists are shifting their focus to issues like alleged workplace, housing and public accommodations discrimination. Some have proposed stripping churches of their tax-exempt status and legalizing polygamous marriage. With same-sex marriage now legal in all 50 states, pro-gay activists are shifting their focus …

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  • Marijuana dangers can’t be ignored, critic says

    March 20 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 2 comments
    Marijuana dangers can’t be ignored, critic says

    The growing support for legalizing marijuana among Americans and their lawmakers remains unwise but not unexpected, Southern Baptist ethicists say. Marijuana’s inroads have been demonstrated already in March by a new public opinion poll that shows for the first time a majority in the United States favors legalization of the drug.

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  • Evangelism urgent, seminary presidents say

    March 3 2015 by Charissa Crotts, SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Evangelism urgent, seminary presidents say

    American culture sees evangelism based on the the gospel as a threat, said two Southern Baptist seminary presidents in a Feb. 10 panel discussion at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The school hosted the panel with President R. Albert Mohler Jr. and Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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