September 17, 2014


BANGUI, Central African Republic (BP) -- An escalating cycle of violence between Christians and Muslims in Central African Republic is raising questions for missionaries about the future of the church in the region.

Retaliatory attacks between the two religious groups are wracking the western part of the nation with out-of-control bloodshed. According to BBC News, the republic is "a nation consumed by rage."

"There's a lot of stress, a lot of tension," said Ron Pontier, who has served for 30 years as a mission pilot for a Christian organization in Central African Republic (CAR) and neighboring countries. Read More

'The unofficial Olympic spectator sport'
SOCHI, Russia (BP) -- Scarves, lanyards, hats, backpacks and jackets display small metal tokens of past Olympics as well as newly acquired ones in a collectors' sport that visually represents the Olympic spirit.
      "The unofficial Olympic spectator sport is pin trading," said Marc Hooks, co-director of the Engage Sochi
outreach at the Olympics. "People coming to the Olympics love to trade pins, so we've designed a pin that is fun to trade, that people like and that they want, but has elements that allow us to share the Gospel." Read More
Marvin wears gold for Team Jesus Christ
SOCHI, Russia (BP) -- Gigi Marvin was among the heartbroken Team USA players as a 2-0 lead vanished against Canada in women's hockey Feb. 20 along with hopes for a gold medal at the Winter Olympics. Read More
Scroggins: Broken families lead to ministry
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (BP) -- For many residents, South Florida may very well seem like paradise on earth. Read More
Ukraine volunteer team intent on staying
Church's Ukraine volunteers "are not going to come back early unless they are forced to."
-- Pastor Byron McWilliams
ODESSA, Texas (BP) -- A Texas Baptist volunteer team in Kiev remains in Ukraine's capital despite riots that began ravaging the city Tuesday (Feb. 18) after weeks of peaceful protests. Read More

First Person
Jason K. Allen
CALL TO PRAYER: Where are all the godly men?
Seminary president Jason K. Allen ponders why godly men seem to be lacking in today's churches, causing him to pray that God will "call forth a new generation of men consecrated in heart and devoted to His glory."
Kelly Boggs
FIRST-PERSON: Darwin Day, a leap of faith
Efforts by evolution proponents to establish a "Darwin Day" entail a leap of faith in their "chief prophet," Baptist Press columnist Kelly Boggs writes.
Octavio J. Esqueda
EDITORIAL: La comunicación en el matrimonio
El valor, dignidad y propósito del ser humano tiene su base en el Dios trino. Tanto el hombre como la mujer son la corona de la obra divina al ser creados a la imagen y semejanza de Dios: ...



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