August 21, 2014


BENNINGTON, Vt. (BP) -- The launch of Northeastern Baptist College means faith has become sight for its president, Mark Ballard.

The new school in Vermont opened for classes in August, bringing to fruition a seed planted in Ballard's life more than two decades earlier. With a goal of preparing students to evangelize the world, especially New England and the rest of the Northeast United States, the college now has 44 students in its second semester.

When Ballard was a teenage preacher in Colorado in the 1980s, he did not have the opportunity most of the Northeastern Baptist College students now have for the first time -- to attend a Southern Baptist-related college in the same region of the country. Read More

Healing, relief continue in Philippines
CEBU, Philippines (BP) -- From the rubble, a nation is still recovering from Typhoon Haiyan's devastating effects last November. Much of the press and publicity have moved on, but Baptist Global Response continues relief efforts.
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Boko Haram attacks escalate in Nigeria
YOBE, Nigeria (BP) -- Islamic militants have killed about 200 adults and children in three attacks in Christian villages in northeastern Nigeria within the past 10 days, killing as many as 40 students at a boarding school Monday (Feb. 24) in Yobe, CBS News reported. Read More
Women leaders urged to build lives on truth
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Women who desire to reach other women with the Gospel must know the truth, teach the truth and live the truth, speakers at the Women's Leadership Consultation said.
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First Person
Erich Bridges
WORLDVIEW: Weary of the world's suffering
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Did you see the picture of Marwan, the 4-year-old Syrian boy recently found wandering in the desert near the Syria-Jordan border?



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