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Moore to Reid: Vote on relig. Freedom post

September 19 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Southern Baptist public policy leader Russell D. Moore has urged Majority Leader Harry Reid to permit a Senate vote on the nomination of David Saperstein to the position of ambassador at large for international religious freedom, a position deemed highly necessary during a time…

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Prayer webcast slates Ezell, Platt, Floyd

September 17 2014 by Baptist Press

On Oct. 2, Southern Baptists are encouraged to take time to pray for pastors and missionaries engaged in spreading the gospel worldwide. The special day, including a webcast, is part of the North American Mission Board’s TenTwo prayer emphasis.

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Religious liberty needed to limit state

September 16 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Conservative Christians should recover the proper use of the term “separation of church and state” in defending religious liberty against government interference, Russell Moore said at an evangelical conference in the country’s capital. He also noted that Christians should advocate for the freedom of Muslims and adherents of other religions.

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Texas abortion law ruling expected this week

September 16 2014 by Bonnie Pritchett, TEXAN/Baptist Press

Attorneys argued Friday before the U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit whether to fully implement a contested 2013 Texas law regulating abortion practices while a lawsuit against the legislation is on appeal. The decision of the three-judge panel will significantly impact the number of operating clinics statewide.

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72-hour abortion wait prevails in Missouri

September 15 2014 by Brian Koonce, Baptist Press

It took until the final hours of the veto session late on Sept. 10, but the Missouri legislature has overridden Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes and joined two other states with the nation’s longest waiting periods before an abortion: 72 hours.

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Boston kicks off Send North America Experience tour

September 15 2014 by Joe Conway, NAMB/Baptist Press

The fall tour of the North American Mission Board’s Send North America Experience debuted Sept. 8 at Tremont Temple Baptist Church. More than 1,100 attenders lined up around the block passing the final resting place of Paul Revere and dozens of other patriot’s headstones.

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Tim Tebow joins ‘Good Morning America’

September 15 2014 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press

Tim Tebow, the popular former college and pro quarterback revered and criticized for his Christian faith and his on-the-field prayers that coined the word “Tebowing,” continues to make headlines this year as a football commentator – and now as a morning show contributor.

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Truett Cathy: His ‘good name’ celebrated

September 12 2014 by Tim Palmer, Baptist Press

The life of Truett Cathy was celebrated by 2,000 people who packed the auditorium of First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ga., and hundreds more in an overflow room Wednesday (Sept. 10). The memorial service encompassed stirring music and humor – and an overriding testimony to a patriarchal faith in Jesus Christ.

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Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A founder, dies

September 8 2014 by Baptist Press

S. Truett Cathy, founder and chairman emeritus of Chick-fil-A, died Sept. 8 at 1:35 a.m., according to an announcement from the Atlanta-based restaurant chain. Cathy was 93. He, who died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones, was born March 14, 1921.

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ISIS threat gives impetus to ‘just war,’ strategists say

September 4 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press

With ISIS beheading a second American journalist and controlling a large section of Iraq and Syria, analysts say military action aligns with traditional just war principles. Traditionally, Judeo-Christian societies have deemed a war “just” if it satisfies a list of criteria drawn from the Bible and classical Greek and Roman tradition.

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