Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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  • Fish factory workers find joy in church's nurture

    by Evelyn Adamson, posted Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (4 years ago)

    Photo by C.S. Stanley/IMB
    RANONG, Thailand (BP) -- Wobbly wooden floors and plywood walls were the first backdrop for worship by migrant workers from the local fish factories. Read More

  • Kerry advocates for Iranian pastor's freedom

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (4 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry late Friday (March 22) called for the release of pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen of Iranian descent who is suffering in a notoriously brutal Tehran prison because of his Christian faith. Read More

  • Sunday School teacher, seminary leader's dad

    by Craig Sanders, James A. Smith Sr. & Aaron Hanbury, posted Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (4 years ago)

    POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (BP) -- He was a deacon and youth Sunday School teacher whose legacy includes 40 years of faithful service in his local church and raising up one of the nation's most influential evangelical leaders. Read More

  • Ky. Baptists urge override of gov's veto

    by Todd Deaton/Western Recorder, posted Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (4 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Reaction to Gov. Steve Beshear's veto of the Kentucky legislature's religious freedom bill came swift and strong from state Baptist leaders. Read More

  • Russell Moore elected ERLC president

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Russell Moore has been elected as the next president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

          The ERLC's board of trustees approved Moore, currently dean of the school of theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in a special, called meeting Tuesday (March 26) at a Nashville hotel. Read More

  • Piper emphasizes role of preaching in worship

    by Michael McEwen, posted Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (4 years ago)

    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- John Piper, in chapel at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, emphasized the essential role of preaching in worship, asking at the outset, "Why does preaching have a prominent place in the church today? And is there biblical warrant for this?" Read More

  • Despite testimony, Michael Vick threatened

    by Tiffany Owens, posted Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (4 years ago)

    ATLANTA (BP) -- Controversial quarterback Michael Vick, who says he now is a Christian, announced plans to continue his national book tour despite an onslaught of threats.

          He challenged protesters in an interview with USA Today: "Why would you continue to bash somebody who is trying to help make the world a better place?" Read More