Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Download All Stories
  • Mideast gets personal touch in memoir & novel

    by Erin Roach, posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- God's work in the Middle East is the focus of two new books by former missionaries -- one a memoir reflecting on life in Lebanon amid war, the other a spy novel depicting the influence of Iranian Christians.

    Frances Fuller's "In Borrowed Houses" conveys a picture of the Lebanese people who today are facing imminent threats from ISIS, the self-proclaimed Mideast Islamic state, while Luana Ehrlich's "One Night in Tehran" is a potential evangelism tool as it tells how a group of believers can lead an unlikely convert to Christ. Read More

  • Church uses 'Heaven' DVD to bring in 'sheaves'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 (3 years ago)

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (BP) -- Each of the 4,200 homes in neighborhoods surrounding Waynedale Baptist Church is visited by a member of the congregation at least twice a year, an outreach dear to pastor Wayne Gullion.

    This spring, the church is distributing a total of 4,000 copies of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's (BGEA) Heaven DVD door-to-door on alternating Saturdays through May 9, Gullion told Baptist Press. He likens the outreach in Fort Wayne, Ind., to the scriptural harvest of sheaves referenced in Psalm 126:6 (KJV). Read More

  • Global religious freedom draws leaders' appeal

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Religious freedom: the "ultimate counter-terrorism weapon."-- Russell Moore & other letter signers
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention's lead religious freedom advocate is part of a widely diverse, informal coalition urging Congress to strengthen protections for the rights of people of faith overseas. Read More

  • Special needs children & their families

    by Joy Fisher, posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Provided photo
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In theory, everyone is welcome at church. In practice, that's not always true for some children. And when parents feel their child isn't welcome, the entire family often stays home.

    The term "special needs" describes people who have developmental delays, cognitive disabilities, physical challenges, and social or emotional differences. Children with special needs as well as their parents and siblings benefit from being part of a church family for the same reasons all families do. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Ladies luncheon with purpose

    by Diana Davis, posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Ladies luncheons' can be an easy way to introduce a friend to your God and your church, Diana Davis writes, noting that when you add the stated purpose of outreach to the event, "you give it an eternal purpose." Read More