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Faithful preachers proclaim without fear, Jamaican Baptist insists

Preaching should be dangerous business, because faithful preachers dare to deliver a message from God -- regardless of the consequences, Karl Johnson, general secretary of the Jamaica Baptist Union, told the Baptist World Congress.

       

If Jesus needed the Spirit, then so do Christians today, says U.S. pastor

Today’s Christians need the Holy Spirit’s guidance, just like Jesus did 2,000 years ago, a U.S. pastor told participants at the Baptist World Congress.

       

Women combat poverty, abuse by walking in the Spirit


As women from every corner of the world gathered in their native dress with festive country displays in celebration of God’s movement among all peoples during the BWA Women’s Leadership Conference, the sea of colorful garb soon contrasted with the harsh reality of the state of women in the world today.

       

Focus group explores ethics of tourism

Baptists meeting in one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations were reminded July 29 that beneath the glitz and glitter of the tourism industry lie moral issues that call for a Christian response.

       

U.S. denies visas to about 1,000 hoping to attend BWA Congress

As many as 1,000 people who had registered for the Baptist World Alliance’s Congress this year were unable to attend because they were denied visas by the U.S. government, leaders of the global Baptist organization said July 28.

       

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.
       
 
 
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