Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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  • Evangelical leaders embrace Kavanaugh nomination

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist and other evangelical Christian leaders embraced President Trump's nomination of federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh Monday (July 9) and called for his quick confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Trump announced his selection of Kavanaugh, 53, Monday night from the White House, ending speculation on who would be chosen from a list of 25 potential nominees -- all considered conservatives -- that the administration had released in November in anticipation of the next open seat on the high court. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court on its final day of the term, June 27. Read More

  • Former Baptist leader charged with sexual assault

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Mark Aderholt, a former employee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and International Mission Board missionary, has been charged in Texas with sexually assaulting a teenager 21 years ago.

    Aderholt, 46, was arrested July 3 in South Carolina and booked into the Tarrant County, Texas, jail July 9 on charges of sexual assault of a child under 17, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. He was released today (July 10) on bond.

    The offense allegedly occurred in Arlington, Texas, in 1997, according to the ... Read More

  • NY names 2 streets for Baptist pioneer Samuel Simpson

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    NEW YORK (BP) -- New York has renamed two streets to honor the late Samuel Simpson, noted as a pioneering African American Southern Baptist pastor and community revitalizer.

    "Reverend Dr. Samuel G. Simpson Way" marks the corner of 187th Street and Tiebout Avenue outside Bronx Baptist Church, and the corner of Strang and Murdock Avenues outside Wake-Eden Community Baptist Church, two congregations Simpson founded. Read More

  • Will missions solve your porn problem? No.

    by Keelan Cook, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Let me just come out and say it: pornography is a problem that impacts the mission field. In our #MeToo era, we're used to seeing web articles speaking of the dangers of pornography. We hear -- and it is most certainly true -- that pornography is both the result of and fuel for the objectification of humanity.

    Pornography makes another human less like a person and more like a snack. And yet, so often our recent reminders on the internet about the dangers of, well, the internet and other peddlers of this smut focus on that young man alone in his bedroom late at night. However, the grip of pornography reaches into more than ... Read More

  • Women & Work seeks to broaden Kingdom productivity

    by Erin Roach, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 (4 months ago)

    BRANDON, Miss. (BP) -- Women & Work, a ministry launched this year with a panel at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting, seeks to fill a void in Baptist life for women who want to contribute to the Kingdom by working in ministry, working from home or working in the secular world.

    Courtney L. Moore, the ministry's founder, is a stay-at-home mother of three and pastor's wife in Brandon, Miss., and she explained that her personal journey is part of what led her to start Women & Work. She felt called to ministry in high school but didn't know many women in full-time ministry. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: A page in our history can be turned

    by Andrew T. Walker, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, Andrew Walker writes, is an opportunity "to reverse historic wrongs and injustices overseen by Supreme Court justices who acted as Philosopher-Kings instead of dispassionate interpreters of the Constitution." Read More