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'The Islamic spectrum': from radical to moderate | Baptist Press

NASHVILLE (BP) — A range of news items from ISIS beheadings to Muslims buying Christian church buildings illustrate the “competing streams” within Islam and the divergent theology of moderate and radical Muslims. 140 more words

Pastor care line offers confidential help | Baptist Press

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) — Southern Baptist pastors struggling through personal or professional crisis now have a confidential place to turn, thanks to a new partnership between the North American Mission Board and Focus on the Family. 88 more words

GuideStone rooted in Cooperative Program | Baptist Press

DALLAS (BP) — GuideStone Financial Resources, as we know it, would not exist were it not for the Cooperative Program.

That statement may seem odd coming from the president of an entity that, since 2008, has returned more than $10 million in Cooperative Program receipts for missions and ministry — and receives no money today — but it’s absolutely true. 29 more words

Caring for child refugees, church is 'stretched' at Texas border 'to be more like Christ'

Originally published in Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/43018/caring-for-child-refugees-church-is-stretched-at-texas-border-to-be-more-like-christ

McALLEN, Texas (BP) — While most of America sees the border crisis on the nightly news, leaders at Calvary Baptist Church in McAllen, Texas, recognize it as a mission field in their own backyard. 835 more words

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Airstrikes may worsen refugee crisis

By Mark Kelly – Posted at Baptist Press:

LONDON (BP) — Airstrikes now underway in northern Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will worsen an already heart-breaking refugee crisis, a Christian worker in the Middle East says. 97 more words

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Small Churches, Bi-Vocational Pastors, and Their Role in the SBC

Let me first mention the new look of the Baptist Press website. The new site design rolled out yesterday (Sept 17) and includes a few new features as well. 288 more words

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California Southern Baptists Vote to Expel Christ, Worship Themselves

Baptist Press is reporting that the California Southern Baptist Convention voted on Thursday to expel New Heart Community Church for interpreting the Bible’s message on homosexuality in the context of informed historical and linguistic fact rather than the politicized and decidedly gay-hating… 241 more words

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