Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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  • 'Evangelistic atheist' finds identity, meaning in Christ

    by Michelle Tyer, posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (4 years ago)

    SWBTS Photo by Neil Williams
    FORT 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 hopeful

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (4 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (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 Ukraine

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (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

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (4 years ago)

    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

    by Joe Conway, posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (4 years ago)

    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

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (4 years ago)

    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 correspondent

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (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'

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Today's From the States features items from:

    Southern Baptist TEXAN

    The Baptist Messenger (Oklahoma)

    Penn-Jersey Baptist

    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

  • WORLDVIEW: Where is the next James Madison?

    by Erich Bridges, posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Missions columnist Erich Bridges, reflecting on James Madison's influence in shaping the young American republic, voices a yearning for "spiritual Madisons" among Millennials who believe in Christ. Read More