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'Evangelistic atheist' finds identity, meaning in ChristFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Students and faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, can easily recognize first-semester student Putti Sok riding her longboard, often with a flower in her hair. Some would say her passion for Jesus Christ and evangelism is even more recognizable.
But just a few years ago, she had not even heard the Gospel message.
Sok's parents are both Cambodian, but she was born in Long Beach, Calif., and grew up in Dallas. Despite being raised in the United States, the Cambodian culture still influenced her life. Read More
Pro-Hobby Lobby side remains hopefulWASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court contemplated the right of business owners to exercise their religious beliefs in the face of a government decree upon their companies during oral arguments in a case that is expected to have a long-lasting impact. Read More
Frank Page promises prayer for UkraineNASHVILLE (BP) -- Prayer for Ukraine -- over the phone between a U.S. Baptist leader and one in the beleaguered country -- joined the intercession of Ukrainian believers in various city squares March 25. Read More
World Vision decision anti-Gospel, Moore says
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The decision of World Vision U.S. to extend hiring to legally married gay couples is no surprise, but empowers darkness and attacks the Gospel, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell D. Moore blogged Monday (March 24). Read More
Church responds after Wash. mudslide
OSO, Wash. (BP) -- Oso Community Chapel is the only church on a 30-mile stretch of State Route 530, the roadway sliced in half March 22 by a massive landslide in Oso, Wash., that killed at least 14 people and destroyed some 50 homes. Read More
GuideStone garners two Lipper awards
DALLAS (BP) -- Lipper Americas Research has honored GuideStone Financial Resources for the third consecutive year, recognizing the Southern Baptist entity's Extended-Duration Bond Fund in two categories of excellence. Read More
David Roach named BP chief correspondentNASHVILLE (BP) -- David Roach, a regular contributor to Baptist Press and numerous other publications, has been named BP's chief national correspondent. He will fill a position vacated by Erin Roach, his wife, who served 12 years with the SBC news service as staff writer and, more recently, assistant editor. Read More
FROM THE STATES: Texas, Okla., Pa. evangelism/missions news; 'We will see our people group ... bowing before the Lord'
Today's From the States features items from:
Southern Baptist TEXAN
The Baptist Messenger (Oklahoma)
UUPG challenge sent church on 2-year
prayer journey & an ambitious climb
By Kay Adkins
TYLER, Texas (Southern Baptist TEXAN) -- Last October, a team from Calvary Baptist Church traveled to a rural town halfway around the globe, trusting God to lead them to an isolated, unengaged and unreached people group (UUPG) for whom they had been praying for more than ... Read More