Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

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  • 'You need an ophthalmologist? That would be me.'

    by Marie Curtis, posted Wednesday, January 06, 2016 (3 years ago)

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    LESOTHO (BP) -- "We really need an ophthalmologist, one who specializes in disease of the eyes in children."

    The request by missionary Teresa Flora was hard for pediatric ophthalmologist Dave Klink to ignore, since he had been praying about how the Lord might want him to serve. Read More

  • Chainsaw cross conveys hope after tornado onslaught

    by Jane Rodgers/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Wednesday, January 06, 2016 (3 years ago)

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    ROWLETT, Texas (BP) -- Three weeks after Shane Pruitt was a guest preacher at Bellville First Baptist near Houston, one of its disaster relief teams assisted Pruitt's family in the wake of devastating tornadoes that swept through the metro Dallas area the day after Christmas.

    Pruitt, who serves as director of missions for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, recounted that he was en route to a preaching engagement when his wife called to tell him that tornado sirens were going off in their Rowlett suburb. Read More

  • Angel Tree adopts new statement of faith policy

    by Bonnie Pritchett/WORLD News Service, posted Wednesday, January 06, 2016 (3 years ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- In a move that could cost the ministry an untold number of volunteers, Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree program is requiring its coordinators to affirm its statement of faith. The requirement, which became official Jan. 1, is an effort to ensure theological alignment between volunteers and the program that, for 33 years, has delivered gifts and the Gospel to inmates and their children. Read More

  • Boko Haram remains 'resilient' after deadline

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, January 06, 2016 (3 years ago)

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    BORNO, Nigeria (BP) -- Boko Haram reportedly remains a strong threat in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring countries despite Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's claim that military leaders have largely met his deadline to have defeated the group by the end of 2015. Read More

  • CP 1.26% ahead of last year through 1st quarter

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, January 06, 2016 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP)--Year-to-date contributions through the Southern Baptist Convention's portion of the Cooperative Program are 1.26 percent ahead of the same time frame at the end of 2014 and 1.85 percent under the SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection for the year according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Page. Read More

  • Christmas ban no surprise, Somali Christians say

    by Morning Star News/East Africa correspondent, posted Wednesday, January 06, 2016 (3 years ago)

    NAIROBI, Kenya (BP) -- Secret Christians in Somalia were not surprised by a sudden government ban on Christmas celebrations, but it did darken their plans, Christian leaders said. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Staying spiritually hungry in 2016

    by Jessica Pigg , posted Wednesday, January 06, 2016 (3 years ago)

    Jessica Pigg narrows her 2016 resolutions to one that is "made for the Lord," one that will "change my own life [and] the lives of those around me" -- "to be in the Word of God every single day and to hide truth in my heart." Read More