Egypt terror attack cited as call to prayer, witness

A terrorist attack against Coptic Christians in Egypt that left at least 28 people dead has been characterized as a call to action for believers in America.

Phoenix church planters turning back darkness

As the Southern Baptist Convention prepares to hold its annual meeting in Phoenix on June 13-14, three church planters -- all Arizona natives -- are helping to push back darkness in the Valley of the Sun.

At 107, she's still a missions advocate

107-year-old retired missionary Allie Candler continues to be a missions advocate. "God called me," Candler says. "When God calls someone, it's best to listen."
  • Royce, former ERLC leader, joins Trump admin.

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 26, 2017 (2 days ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Shannon Royce, a former leader at the Family Research Council and Southern Baptists' Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, has been appointed as the Trump administration's director of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Partnerships.

    Part of the Department of Health and Human Services, the center seeks to forge government partnerships with faith-based and community organizations to address community needs. ... Read More

  • Veteran uses war experience to minister to airmen

    by Jane Rodgers/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Friday, May 26, 2017 (2 days ago)

    SAN ANTONIO (BP) -- As an Air Force pararescueman in Vietnam, Doug Brinson often faced death to save downed pilots, including a treacherous three-week stretch of missions in 1972 that shaped his life in ways he will never forget.

    "I probably aged a few years in those three weeks," Brinson said.

    Brinson's parents urged him to follow his brother by enlisting in the Air Force, thinking it the safest branch of the military. The southern Louisiana native found himself drawn to the allure of dangerous USAF pararescue. Read More

  • ERLC Academy provides equipping on ethics

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 (3 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Pastors, seminary students, Bible teachers, ministry leaders and writers were among those who gathered in Nashville for a crash course in Christian ethics. Participants testified they came away better prepared to address the difficult issues of the day.

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission sponsored its ERLC Academy for the third consecutive year May 22-23 and followed it with a three-day doctoral seminar. Read More

  • Pastor, wife grow family with adoptions through Sunrise

    by Brandy Crase/Kentucky Today, posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 (3 days ago)

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (BP) -- Since the beginning of their marriage 16 years ago, a Kentucky Baptist pastor and his wife had always wanted lots of children.

    Bryan and Krista Grigg's hopes were fulfilled earlier this month with the adoption of three additional kids through Sunrise Children's Services, the Kentucky Baptist ministry that, at last count, was serving more than 1,200 abused and neglected children. Read More