Digest

Stories of interest to Arkansas Baptists ...

Thursday
Feb022012

Cooperative Program moves ahead of budgeted goal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 5.02 percent above the year-to-date budgeted goal and are less than 1 percent (0.82 percent) behind contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Page. The total includes receipts from state conventions and fellowships, churches and individuals for distribution according to the 2011-12 SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget.

As of Jan. 31, gifts received by the Executive Committee for distribution through the Cooperative Program Allocation Budget totaled $65,113,287.64, or 105.02 percent of the $62,000,000 year-to-date amount budgeted to support Southern Baptist ministries globally and across North America. The total is $539,172.53 less than the $65,652,460.17 received through the end of January 2011.

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Wednesday
Feb012012

LifeWay releases free WORDsearch iPad app

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – LifeWay Christian Resources has made studying the Bible easier with the introduction of a new. WORDsearch iPad app. Users of the program will now be able to buy content once and use it to study anywhere.

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Tuesday
Jan312012

Christian Apps: God Questions? Answers in Genesis 

Check out these latest Christian Apps for your smartphone or other portable device.

Got Questions?
Platform: iPhone, Android
Price: Free
About it: The Got Questions app, based on the popular GotQuestions.org apologetics website, lists questions about the Bible categorized in more than 30 topics. From "How do you explain the Trinity?" to "Why is the virgin birth so important?" the app tackles more than 300,000 questions. Users also can ask questions and can clink on a link to the Got Questions podcasts. 

Answers in Genesis
Platform: iPhone, Android
Price: Free
About it: The Answers in Genesis app is based on the Answers in Genesis website, and includes articles, blogs, Creation Museum updates, and the weekly "After Eden" cartoon. Answers in Genesis is a Kentucky-based ministry that asserts the earth and universe are thousands -- not billions -- of years old. The ministry runs the Creation Museum. 


Compiled by Michael Foust, associate editor of Baptist Press. Have a comment or an app suggestion? Email AppsoftheMonth@gmail.com. Get Baptist Press headlines and breaking news on Twitter (@BaptistPress), Facebook (Facebook.com/Baptist Press) and in your email (baptistpress.com/SubscribeBP.asp).

Tuesday
Jan312012

Louisiana Baptist Convention calls for revival with Joseph Willis Institute

2012 marks 200 years since the state of Louisiana was admitted into the United States. It follows that 2012 is also the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.

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Wednesday
Jan252012

Americans weigh in on political candidates who express their faith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Presidential candidates who share their faith on the campaign trail may not be helping their bid for the nomination, according to a recent LifeWay Research survey of American adults.

The online survey, conducted Sept. 23-26, 2011, asked, "When a candidate running for office regularly expresses religious conviction or activity, how does that impact your vote?"

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