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Listen to the Spirit, receive the anointing, Coffey urges Baptists

Human effort and creative strategies lead to futility apart from an anointing by God’s Holy Spirit, British Baptist leader David Coffey told the opening session of the Baptist World Congress, July 28 in Honolulu.
       

Vietnamese churches join Baptist World Alliance

Some of the globe’s most persecuted Christians found an international home when the Baptist World Alliance admitted the Baptist Churches in Vietnam into the global organization.
       

Preach good news, proclaim freedom, seminary president urges Baptists

Preach Christ’s good news and proclaim freedom, Argentine seminary president Pablo Deiros challenged participants at the 20th Baptist World Congress in Honolulu July 29.

       

Abortion strains religious-government aid coalition

Abstinence advocates say their approach to preventing AIDS, favored by conservative policy makers, has fallen out of favor with the Obama administration. As a consequence, many adstinence-based organizations aren't eligible for the same grants they once received.
       

Do all dogs go to heaven? New books seem to think so

About 170 million cats and dogs in the United States have found a place in the homes of American pet owners. And many whose pets have died have wondered if their beloved animal companions will be waiting for them in heaven.
       

Faith Digest: Methodists study healthy churches

United Methodists have recently concluded a study of more than 32,000 Methodist congregations across North America, seeking the key factors affecting vital congregations.
       

Warnings about sex, violence come to Christian movies

A new purple “Faith-Based” seal on Christian-themed DVDs warns of raw images or language, and a new gold “Faith-Friendly” seal indicates a Christian-themed movie that’s safe for a family audience.Video Included
       

Poverty-medicine clinic preaches the gospel of fitness

Fitness can, literally, be a life-and-death issue for people in underprivileged communities. So a Christian medical ministry in one of the nation’s poorest big cities is preaching the gospel of fitness through local churches.Video Included
       

Physical and spiritual exercise meet in NIA, divinity student says

Claire McKeever, a Baylor University graduate studying for the ministry at Vanderbilt Divinity School, preaches that worship isn’t just for the soul. She teaches Neuromuscular Integrative Action, a mind/body/spirit exercise experience that combines yoga, martial arts and dance.
       

Ministry offers a place of stability for people left adrift

After a debilitating drug addiction cost him jobs, his home and ultimately time in jail, Danny Evans found himself at the front door of Union Gospel Mission, a Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger-supported ministry that serves roughly 75 percent of the city’s homeless through a variety of aid programs.
       

Southern Baptists’ large military presence colors gay debate

Repeal of a military ban on openly gay members is expected by many. But Southern Baptists, who have many more active-duty military chaplains than any other denomination, are not giving up without a fight.
       
 
 
 
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