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Friday
Oct212011

Land: Capitalism closest model to a biblical economic system

FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Capitalism represents the closest model to a biblical economic system, Richard Land told students and faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Oct. 12. His comments came at a luncheon on the theology of work and economics sponsored by the seminary’s Richard Land Center for Cultural Engagement.

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Friday
Oct212011

No church buildings left in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (BP) - Not one Christian church building is left standing in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department. The last such public place of Christian worship was destroyed by its landowner in March 2010.

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Friday
Oct212011

Poll: Many pastors feel lonely, discouraged

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - Though almost all pastors feel privileged to be in ministry, a majority also experience loneliness and discouragement. That is the finding of a new survey by LifeWay Research of 1,000 American Protestant pastors.

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Wednesday
Oct192011

Mormon faith controversy a focus of GOP debate

LAS VEGAS (BP) - The Republican presidential candidates during the Tuesday, Oct. 18, debate distanced themselves from comments about Mormonism made by Texas pastor Robert Jeffress the same day that Jeffress defended his comments in a Washington Post opinion piece. 

 

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Wednesday
Oct192011

SBC leader cites Calvinism as top challenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (ABP) – A Southern Baptist Convention official says one of the top challenges facing the nation’s second largest faith group behind Roman Catholics is the increasing influence of Calvinism in churches.

“I think one of the issues which is a tremendous challenge for us is the theological divide of Calvinism and non-Calvinism,” Frank Page, CEO of the SBC Executive Committee said in a blog interview posted Oct. 18 at SBC Today. 

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