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  • ERLC presidential candidate forum sparks discussion

    August 3 2015 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    ERLC presidential candidate forum sparks discussion

    A presidential candidate forum to be hosted by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Aug. 4 at the Send Conference in Nashville has sparked discussion – and a variety of opinions – among Southern Baptists. Russell Moore has scheduled interviews with Republicans Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.

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  • Platt: World missions ‘multiethnic issue’

    August 3 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Platt: World missions ‘multiethnic issue’

    All ethnicities are called to world missions, International Mission Board President David Platt told more than 600 black Southern Baptists gathered at Ridgecrest, acknowledging only 25 of the 4,700 IMB missionaries are African American. “This is not a white issue or a black issue, this is a multiethnic issue,” he said.

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  • ERLC endorses bill to defund Planned Parenthood

    August 3 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC endorses bill to defund Planned Parenthood

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) endorsed legislation to defund Planned Parenthood on the same day a fourth video was released showing an official of the abortion organization discussing trade in baby body parts. ERLC President Russell Moore wrote the leaders of both houses of Congress July 30 ...

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  • Equip Panel: Conviction, kindness key to gay marriage response

    August 3 2015 by Keith Collier, Southern Baptist TEXAN/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Equip Panel: Conviction, kindness key to gay marriage response

    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage, Christians and churches must respond by speaking with confidence, conviction and kindness while also creating biblical community, said speakers at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty’s inaugural Equip gathering. “We have been called to be a people of both truth and grace ...

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  • Royals GM: character key to team’s turnaround

    August 3 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Royals GM: character key to team’s turnaround

    Cultivating character among minor league players is particularly important to Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore because of his goal to establish a winning team with a majority of the players developed through the Kansas City farm system. Consequently, minor leaguers with the Royals hear speakers address morality ...

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  • Tennesseans await ruling on physician-assisted suicide

    July 31 2015 by Lonnie Wilkey, Baptist & Reflector | with 0 comments
    Tennesseans await ruling on physician-assisted suicide

    The issue of physician-assisted suicide or death with dignity has surfaced in Tennessee. Earlier this year the Tennessee General Assembly failed to act on a bill which would have allowed doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs when requested by terminally ill patients. Randy C. Davis opposes any attempt to make it legal.

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