September 1, 2014


BALTIMORE (BP) -- Less than a year ago Bob Mackey spent a Saturday traveling around Houston. On that day, during Crossover 2013, the executive director of the Baltimore Baptist Association witnessed partnership in action.

He saw visiting Southern Baptists working alongside the local association, churches of Houston and hundreds of other Southern Baptists from across the nation. All were gathering together for the citywide service and outreach initiative preceding the SBC annual meeting. Read More

Crimean tension stirs call for prayer, Bibles
CRIMEA, Ukraine (BP) -- Crimean pastor Kostya Bakonov said he believes the conflict in Ukraine is not only a political battle, but a battle for souls as well, calling for more Bible and more prayer. Read More
Gospel shared with Ukrainians in Sochi
SOCHI, Russia (BP) -- After a long day of performing with her drama team at the recent Winter Olympics in Sochi, Tamara Wasylyshyn wanted nothing more than to step into the American fast food chain down the street, eat dinner and rest.
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Presbyterian mega church leaves denomination
NASVHILLE (BP) -- The 4,000-member Menlo Park Presbyterian Church has decided to sever ties with Presbyterian Church (USA) over differences in doctrine and evangelistic philosophy. Read More
Ministry spreads amid unrest in Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (BP) -- As tensions escalate amid anti-government protests across Venezuela, International Mission Board missionaries and their Venezuelan Baptist partners are ministering to Venezuelans on both sides of the conflict.
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First Person
Shane Burchfiel
FIRST-PERSON: Stewardship of land
A Christian farmer, writing about his stewardship of the land, notes that "it would seem counterproductive for me to not be a good steward of the land. The land is what I derive my livelihood from. Why would I want to hurt it?"



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