In D.C., Floyd urges pastors to pray for revivalWASHINGTON (BP) -- The widespread sense Americans cannot solve their own problems gives Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd hope, he told a gathering of pastors Thursday evening (May 21) in Washington.
Floyd brought his call to prayer for revival and spiritual awakening to a packed ballroom of more than 600 people at the annual Watchmen on the Wall pastors briefing. He spoke to the crowd of mostly pastors a night after preaching at a worship service in the U.S. Capitol building. Read More
CP, missions partnership on exhibit at SBCCOLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The Cooperative Program exhibit at the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, will reflect the CP's partnership with the North American and International mission boards, said Ashley Clayton, SBC Executive Committee vice president for Cooperative Program and Stewardship. Read More
'Bringing God to soldiers and soldiers to God'COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP) -- Lt. Col. Derrick Riggs, serving in Afghanistan as command chaplain for NATO Special Operations and the Special Forces Joint Task Force, was beginning a series of Bible studies based on Psalm 91, which he calls "David's Fearless Warrior Psalm."
There was a visitor for the first Wednesday study, Jan. 28. "Normally the new guy just sits there and listens," Riggs said, "but not Jason." Read More
Memorial Day: in their own wordsALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- For many Americans, Memorial Day is simply an extra day of rest. But for millions of others, it's a day of memories and reflections on the friends and family who sacrificed everything in the defense of freedom. These are three stories of ordinary Christians -- in their own words -- who have faced extraordinary situations and still celebrate the hope that is found in Christ in times of crisis and loss. Read More
Joplin tornado led church into photo restorationCARTHAGE, Mo. (BP) -- Five years after an EF5 tornado carved a mile-wide path of destruction through Joplin, Mo., the music minister at one local church has received a community achievement award for establishing a ministry that restored nearly 40,000 photos lost during the storm, returning more than 17,000 of them to their owners. Read More
IMB missionary dies unexpectedly in MalawiZOMBA, Malawi (BP) -- International Mission Board missionary Susan Sanson, 67, died of malaria in Zomba, Malawi, on May 18.
She developed a sudden onset of malaria on May 17 and began treatment. However, early the next morning her husband Billy woke to find her unresponsive. He rushed her to the hospital, but she passed away as medical staff were examining her. Read More
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ERLC Academy surpasses student's expectations
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The first Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Academy surpassed even the lofty anticipation of at least one seminary student.
After participating in the ethics training May 18-19 in Nashville, Ronni Kurtz acknowledged he "had high expectations going into the seminar, and all of them were not only met but completely exceeded." Read More