September 2, 2014


NAIROBI, Kenya (BP) -- Katherine Walton was sitting in her backyard during the Skype interview. Her 13-month-old was toddling in and out of the camera, beautiful blond hair shining in the sunlight. Voices in the background of her sons, Blaise and Ian, sometimes interrupted -- once to report a scraped knee from the trampoline, other times just to ask a question. Read More

An American in Nairobi writes 'We Are One'
NAIROBI, Kenya (BP) -- Many Americans watched, horrified, as the Westgate Mall siege in Nairobi unfolded. Their own memories of flying debris and shocked disbelief from 9/11, barely below the surface, rose again in indignation and fear, fueling anger toward "them." Read More
Grandmother keeps tabs on daughter's trauma
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Libby Panter was en route from Virginia to Mississippi to visit family when she got the phone call. Read More
GuideStone, amid DC gridlock, issues advisory
DALLAS (BP) -- The partial shutdown of the federal government has prompted GuideStone Financial Resources to issue an advisory to its retirement plan participants to "stay the course" in their investments/savings. Read More
TRUSTEES: NAMB's Ezell sees 'historic juncture'
TORONTO (BP) -- Amid the North American Mission Board's progress and momentum, President Kevin Ezell punctuated his remarks at NAMB's Oct. 9 board meeting by challenging trustees to remember: "We are not where we need to be -– there is still much to do." Read More
NAMB to contribute to planter retirement
TORONTO (BP) -- For the second year in a row trustees for the North American Mission Board have approved a one-time contribution of $1,000 to the retirement accounts of 1,500 church planters in NAMB's Send North America Network. The money is coming from underspends in NAMB's 2012-13 fiscal year budget. Read More
ERLC hosts panel on religious liberty
WASHINGTON (BP) -- "Societies destroy themselves," said Timothy Shah, "when they limit the religious freedom of their citizens." Read More
Air Force, sergeant dispute his reassignment
SAN ANTONIO (BP) -- Attorneys for a senior enlisted airman at Lackland Air Force Base say a military investigation that closed on Wednesday (Oct. 9) made false assertions, leaving questions about the veracity of the investigation. Read More

First Person
Tom Elliff
FIRST-PERSON: The best way to confront hunger
Missions leader Tom Elliff cites key reasons why he sees Southern Baptists' Global Hunger Relief as "the best and most assured way" to meet crisis needs (earthquakes, floods) and chronic hunger needs (poverty, famine) that span generations and geographic boundaries.
Kelly Boggs
FIRST-PERSON: Re. Matthew Shepard ...
Baptist Press columnist Kelly Boggs writes about a new book, "The Book of Matt," that casts doubts on one of the homosexual rights movement's most venerated sagas, the murder of Matthew Shepard.
Rick Shepherd
CALL TO PRAYER: Pray 2 Chron. 7:14
Rick Shepherd, team strategist for the Prayer/ Spiritual Awakening Team of the Florida Baptist Convention, draws lessons in prayer from 2 Chronicles 7:13-14.
Rafael Gutierrez
EDITORIAL: Permanezcamos en Cristo
"Permaneced en mi, y yo en vosotros. Como el pámpano no puede llevar fruto por sí mismo, si no permanece en la vid, así tampoco vosotros, si no permanecéis en mi." Juan 15:4



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