Religious freedom dying in Russia, missionary says

Russia's nationwide outlaw of Jehovah's Witnesses will likely ricochet and strike other religions outside of Russian Orthodoxy there, said a Baptist missionary forced to shut down his church in central Russia.

Perdue said to sense 'call of God' to Trump cabinet

Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Ga., plans to hold a commissioning service for Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, who is a member of the congregation.

Run in Phoenix to support Global Hunger Relief

Messengers and other participants in the Southern Baptist Convention's June meeting will be able to run to help feed the hungry.
  • 2017 SBC: Exec. Comm., boards, commission, seminaries, committee nominees announced

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, April 28, 2017 (10 hours ago)

    Nominees to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, the four denominational boards -- International Mission Board, North American Mission Board, LifeWay Christian Resources, and GuideStone Financial Resources -- the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the six seminaries and the Committee on Order of Business have been selected by the 2017 SBC Committee on Nominations. Read More

  • BP named top denominational online news service

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, April 28, 2017 (8 hours ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Baptist Press, along with its staff members and correspondents, was among those recognized this year by professional organizations for achievements in writing and digital publication.

    The Evangelical Press Association, for the third year in a row, has named BP its Award of Excellence recipient in the denominational (digital) category, the association's top honor for online denominational news services. Read More

  • Persecution readied him for South Sudanese church

    by Grace Thornton, posted Friday, April 28, 2017 (10 hours ago)

    MINNEAPOLIS (BP) -- When Philip Nache was growing up in Nigeria, the young Christian had plenty of friends among the majority Muslim population in his hometown.

    "Boko Haram wasn't there yet," he said of the militant Islamist group that has ravaged the central African country in recent years. "Most of my friends were Muslims. They would come to our house to sleep. We had that family relationship." Read More

  • Prayerwalking continues to spark evangelism

    by Erin Roach, posted Thursday, April 27, 2017 (yesterday)

    Photo by Thomas Moore
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Prayerwalking continues to play a vital role in leading people to personal relationships with Jesus, according to ministry leaders and church planters who practice the spiritual discipline of "praying onsite with insight" as part of their ministries.

    Mike Puckett, executive director of Baptist Campus Ministry of the High Country in North Carolina, said prayerwalking in his context has been a cornerstone practice -- "a really great way to start work in a new community" as well as "massively important" to ongoing work. Read More

  • 'SBC This Week' podcast reaches 100th episode

    by Mike Schueler , posted Thursday, April 27, 2017 (yesterday)

    The podcast "SBC This Week" celebrates its 100th episode April 28. The show, hosted by Jonathan Howe and Amy Whitfield, features roughly 30 minutes of "news and views" from across the SBC each Friday. Read More