September 2, 2014


TWIN FALLS, Idaho (BP) -- Paul Thompson considers it a beautiful thing to reflect on the days he and nine other Baptists were detained in a filthy Haitian jail, falsely accused of trafficking the orphans they were trying to help.

"They were difficult and perplexing and complex days, but God ordained them," Thompson, pastor of Eastside Baptist Church in Twin Falls, Idaho, told Baptist Press four years after the ordeal. "It's easy to see that, especially as I read back through my journal entries from those days." Read More

Media attention puts spotlight on guns, Jesus
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- An evangelism strategy that involves giving away guns to attract unchurched men to wild game dinners has drawn criticism from gun control advocates in an array of national media outlets this month, including TIME, USA Today, MSNBC, Fox News and the Huffington Post. Read More
Tim Lubinus named Iowa Baptists' exec
DES MOINES, Iowa (BP) -- Church missions leader and former missionary Tim Lubinus has been elected as the Baptist Convention of Iowa's new executive director/treasurer. Read More
Link between speaking, spiritual gifts explored
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- An idea that began with a simple joke set Rhonda Harrington Kelley on a journey to explore the connection between verbal communication and spiritual gifts.
      About 10 years ago, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Chuck Kelley introduced his wife Rhonda at an event. ... Read More
SBC DIGEST: Pres. Bush headlines men's event; 2015 Send North America Conf. set; Saddleback slates mental health conf.
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Former President George W. Bush will be among the speakers at "The Main Event," a conference for men Aug. 1-2 in Nashville sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources. Read More

First Person
Joe McKeever
FIRST-PERSON: Lessons learned in choir rehearsal
Columnist and cartoonist Joe McKeever shares seven things he learned during choir rehearsal.



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