Digest

Stories of interest to Arkansas Baptists ...

Saturday
Nov122011

Pastor writes Bible study for Harry Potter movies

USTONVILLE, Ky. (ABP) - With the Nov. 11 release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the eighth and final film in the long-running series based on books by J.K. Rowling on DVD and Blu-ray, a Southern Baptist pastor has written a Bible study to help young people discern between the series’ mixed messages about good and evil.

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Thursday
Nov102011

Pastors: porn a big problem among members

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - Most pastors believe pornography has adversely impacted the lives of their church members, but almost half cannot estimate what percentage of their congregation views porn.

That is the finding of a newly released survey by LifeWay Research of 1,000 American Protestant pastors.

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Wednesday
Nov092011

Apologist's views bring back inerrancy debate 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - An evangelical apologist's characterization of one biblical verse has called into question his entire 700-page book and his belief in the inerrancy of Scripture, with two respected theologians saying the matter demonstrates that it is not sufficient to affirm biblical inerrancy in principle without also affirming it in detail.

In "The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach," Mike Licona presents a defense of the historicity of the bodily resurrection of Jesus from the dead, arguing that Jesus' resurrection must have been literal.

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Wednesday
Nov092011

Penn State scandal holds lesson for Southern Baptists, says Mohler

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (ABP) – A Southern Baptist seminary president said Baptist churches should pay heed to the child sexual abuse scandal tarnishing Penn State University and immediately report any credible report of child abuse to legal authorities.

“Sometimes Christians and indeed those in churches or Christian institutions seem to have the protective instinct that we need to find out more before going to any legal authority with that kind of suspicion,” Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., said Nov. 8.

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Saturday
Nov052011

At 7 billion, world abounds in inequality

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) - As the global population reached an estimated 7 billion in October, crowds in the United States and other developed countries were "occupying" various city parks and squares to protest corporate greed and other perceived inequalities.

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