August 28, 2014
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Austin Coleman doesn't have to think long when asked about the impact of a summer in New York City as a North American Mission Board student missionary.

"It changed the direction of my life," the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary student said.

Coleman was among a group of students who served last summer with NAMB's Generation Send -- a 10-week internship to immerse young people in ministry, missions and church planting in an urban context. Read More
BALTIMORE (BP) -- Baptist Press is live blogging the SBC annual meeting in Baltimore. Updates can be read here, at our Twitter account (, or our Facebook account ( Want more updates? Follow our SBC annual meeting feed at A schedule of the Wednesday meeting can be found at Watch the SBC annual meeting live here. Read More
Tornado stirs pastor to serve neighbors
FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- Pastor Darrell Haney had been praying for a way to reach his neighbors. Haney says he found his answer in a storm. Read More
2 popes, now saints, reflect doctrinal divide
"For evangelicals, "saint" refers to ďany person who is made holy through salvation by grace through faith."--
Rex Butler, New Orleans Seminary
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Roman Catholic Church's canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II highlights important doctrinal differences between Catholics and evangelicals, two seminary professors have noted. Read More
Halt to casino credited to Ky. Baptists
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Major secular newspapers have run stories in recent weeks focusing on why a proposal to legalize casino gambling didn't make it out of Kentucky's General Assembly again this year. They appeared to conclude that strong Baptist influence in Frankfort doomed the idea. Read More
Korean council to meet June 23-26
HERNDON, Va. (BP) -- The Korean Council of Southern Baptist Churches in America will hold its 35th annual meeting June 23-26 at the Hilton Washington Dulles hotel. Read More
Senate run explained by N.C. pastor
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- In North Carolina Baptist life pastor Mark Harris is known by many as an established leader. Read More
2nd VIEW: Luter, in New England, rallies support for new Baptist college
BENNINGTON, Vt. (BP) -- Encouraging pastors in one of America's most unreached areas and preaching at the region's new Baptist college were on Fred Luter's agenda when he visited Vermont this month.
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First Person
Thom S. Rainer
FIRST-PERSON: Lead your church to be evangelistic
LifeWay President Thom Rainer, reflecting on a loss of evangelistic fervor in today's churches, sets forth key steps pastors can take to extend the good news of Jesus Christ in their communities.

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