Digest

Stories of interest to Arkansas Baptists ...

Friday
Feb102012

'Encroachment of Calvinism' concerns editor

HarrisNASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Southern Baptists must decide whether they are satisfied with a "presumable encroachment of Calvinism" in their leadership and their seminary graduates, Baptist paper editor Gerald Harris wrote Feb. 9, drawing responses from several SBC entities. In a column titled "The Calvinists are here," Harris, editor of The Christian Index, newsjournal of the Georgia Baptist Convention, set forth statements about Calvinism and quoted Southern Baptists on both sides of the issue.

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Friday
Feb102012

Midwestern Seminary Pres. Phil Roberts resigns

RobertsKANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) – The trustees of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Friday accepted the resignation of seminary R. Philip Roberts effective Feb. 29 during a called meeting at an airport hotel and named as acting president Robin Hadaway, associate professor of missions at the seminary.

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Friday
Feb102012

'God' removed from Air Force logo

NEW YORK (BP) – A Virginia lawmaker is calling on the Air Force to reverse a decision to remove a Latin reference to "God" from a logo after an atheist group complained. Rep. Randy Forbes, R.-Va., said the Air Force removed the logo several weeks ago from the Rapid Capabilities Office. The patch included a line written in Latin that read, "Doing God's Work with Other People's Money."

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Friday
Feb102012

Pressure builds to reverse abortion/contraceptive mandate 

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Obama administration is under increasing pressure to reverse its order mandating that religious organizations cover abortion-inducing contraceptives in insurance plans, with congressional Republicans threatening legislative action and two prominent Christian leaders calling it the "greatest threat to religious freedom in our lifetime."

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Wednesday
Feb082012

Washington men joined by faith, transplant

WENATCHEE, Wash. - “When God lets you know what his will is, you can do anything,” said Tom Bolin, who recently donated one of his kidneys to fellow church member Ron Lee. “It was really just a whole bunch of baby steps taken one at a time.”

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