|December 17, 2013 by Jesse Yates, Special to the BR|
|Jesse Yates shares her story about how the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions supported her family. Born on the mission field, Yates challenges churches to remember why they are giving.|
|December 16, 2013 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor|
The third team of North Carolina Baptist Men (NCBM) departed Dec. 11 to relieve team two in Tacloban City. More than 8,800 gallons of water have been purified and more than 980 patients have been helped since the NCBM arrived in the Philippines.
|December 16, 2013 by Benjamin Hawkins, Baptist Press|
Naghmeh Abedini, wife of Iranian prisoner and pastor Saeed Abedini, testified before Congress on behalf of her husband. Saeed Abedini has been imprisoned since 2012 for his Christian faith.
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This news is significant
One of the hottest items in the news this week is the ruling of a Utah judge that opens the door for the legalization of polygamy. Principled people in every corner are crying out, "I told you so." It has been stated profoundly throughout the debate on homosexual marriage that the only logical conclusion to the argument of the gay community is the removal of all restrictions on marriage, including polygamy.
Russell Moore, president of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), said, "Sadly, when marriage is elastic enough to mean anything, in due time it comes to mean nothing."
Last week in this space I shared a challenge to give generously to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. I have expanded that column and shared a further challenge in this week’s print edition of the Biblical Recorder. Take a moment to read my comments here on our website. This offering is not simply a denominational act. It is a vital, Kingdom offering that God is using to change the world. Please give generously.
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