September 16, 2014


NEWBERRY, Mass. (BP) -- Kimberly Ruocco never received the phone call that so many military families fear, particularly during war times. Her husband, Maj. John Ruocco, served multiple tours of duty as a Top Gun Marine Cobra helicopter pilot, flying as many as 75 missions on one deployment in Iraq. He always came home. Read More

Native Americans expand missions engagement
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- As Native American Baptists are playing a greater role in sending missionaries to evangelize the world's native peoples, the International Mission Board is helping train those missionaries for maximum effectiveness. Read More
At BYU, Mohler cites theological divide with Mormons, common religious freedom concerns
PROVO, Utah (BP) -- While Mormons and evangelical Christians fundamentally disagree about the Gospel, they should work together to address common threats to religious freedom, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said in an Oct. 21 address at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Read More
HHS mandate: 'fiery rafter in burning house'
"Religious liberty is under assault all over the place in this country in ways that I think are probably more pronounced than we have seen since the founding era."
-- Russell D. Moore
WASHINGTON (BP) -- Americans acting on their religious convictions are being singled out "because they won't sing out of the hymn book of the church of the sexual revolution" in the view of Southern Baptist ethics leader Russell D. Moore. Read More
Midwestern trustees elect new college dean
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees elected a new dean of Midwestern Baptist College and celebrated a record fall enrollment and the largest undesignated gift in the seminary's history during their fall meeting Oct. 21. Read More

First Person
Ken Whitten
FIRST-PERSON: 5 ways, pastor, to encourage your wife
Tampa-area pastor Ken Whitten encourages fellow pastors to give encouragement to their wives. "She's your No. 1 fan and your No. 2 responsibility after your relationship with Jesus," Whitten writes. "She needs encouragement."
Marshall Dean Whitaker
FIRST-PERSON: Appreciate one another
During Pastor Appreciation Month, United Baptist Church pastor Marshall Dean Whitaker offers ways church members can show their appreciation towards pastors year round, and how pastors may respond.



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