Prayer vigils held after church shooting

Prayer services continue today (Sept. 25) as Nashville mourns yesterday's mass shooting at an area church that killed one and injured eight others including the pastor at the close of morning worship.

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  • Nashville church shooting 'a terrible tragedy'

    by David Roach, posted Sunday, September 24, 2017 (yesterday)

    Screen capture from CBS News
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- One person is dead and eight injured following what police have called a "mass casualty" church shooting in Nashville Sunday morning (Sept. 24).

    Government officials and Southern Baptist leaders reacted with expressions of sadness and sympathy.

    The gunman, identified by media reports as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, allegedly shot and killed a woman in the parking lot of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in the southeast Nashville neighborhood of Antioch shortly after the morning service had ended. With his car still running, he then entered the church's rear doors and began "indiscriminately" shooting, according to Nashville's Tennessean newspaper. Read More

  • FROM THE COLLEGES: Williams to rename as a university; OBU women's soccer competes in Asia & England; ...

    by Baptist college, BP Staff, posted Monday, September 25, 2017 (18 hours ago)

    In today's From the Colleges: Williams Baptist College; Oklahoma Baptist University; California Baptist University; Louisiana College.

    Williams Baptist College to be renamed as a university; Oklahoma Baptist University Lady Bison soccer team competes in west Asia and Europe; California Baptist University students provide health care in East Africa, China and Philippines; Louisiana College faculty's book study integrates faith and learning. Read More

  • Russia remains formidable challenge for evangelism

    by Grace Thornton, posted Monday, September 25, 2017 (20 hours ago)

    Photo by Marc Ira Hooks
    DALLAS (BP) -- Thirteen photos -- a wide palette of Russian faces -- hang on the walls of Marc Ira Hooks' office.

    One is an elderly man in Sochi, the Russian city that hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics. Another is a young boy more than 5,700 miles away in eastern Siberia, face wrapped in fur. And there are more faces, covering the miles, cities and people groups in between.

    They're the faces of the vast need for Christ in Russia, said Hooks, associate ... Read More

  • Tebow to N.C. Bapt. DR: You've gone above, beyond

    by Seth Brown/Biblical Recorder, posted Friday, September 22, 2017 (3 days ago)

    Screen capture from Facebook
    BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (BP) -- Professional athlete, sports analyst and native Floridian Tim Tebow thanked North Carolina Baptist churches in a Facebook video posted Thursday (Sept. 21) for their disaster relief efforts across Florida after Hurricane Irma.

    "I just want to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for what you're doing," said Tebow, a former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Florida. Tebow now plays professional baseball for the New York Mets organization. "You've gone above and beyond, and we thank you so much." Read More