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Monday, April 25, 2016

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  • Alzheimer's considerations include Gospel

    by Erin Roach, posted Monday, April 25, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Alzheimer's disease grips millions of Americans with fear and hopelessness daily, yet the Gospel can infuse a spiritual dynamic into the struggle, asserts a university psychologist and author. He suggests believers should prepare for the possibility that their lives could be upended by the increasingly common hardship.

    "People will tell me beautiful stories of how their loved ones ... Read More

  • Fatal shooting leaves Pa. church 'grieved'

    by David Roach, posted Monday, April 25, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NORTH WALES, Pa. (BP) -- Investigators are seeking to determine whether a fatal shooting yesterday (April 24) during a worship service at a Philadelphia-area Southern Baptist church was "justified under the law," according to media reports.

    Keystone Fellowship Church, a congregation with four campuses in the Philadelphia area, confirmed on Facebook that "one man

    was shot and another is being questioned by police" regarding an ... Read More

  • Falls Creek maintenance men die in work accident

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 25, 2016 (2 years ago)

    DAVIS, Okla. (BP) -- Two maintenance workers were killed and one injured in a work-related accident April 22 at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center in Davis, Okla., center spokesman Brian Hobbs has confirmed.

    Killed were Charles Matlock and Jonathan Patrick Wright, employees of the center owned by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. A third worker was treated and ... Read More

  • NOBTS celebrating Chuck Kelley's 20th year

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Monday, April 25, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- At first, it seemed like any other chapel for Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, but he was in for a surprise. Members of the faculty and staff planned a special recognition of Kelley's 20th anniversary as NOBTS president.

    Kelley was clearly surprised and moved by the acknowledgement. Read More

  • Parliamentarians, tellers named for 2016 SBC

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, April 25, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd has named parliamentarians and tellers for the SBC 2016 Annual Meeting June 14–15 in St. Louis.

    Chief parliamentarian Barry McCarty, who began his service under the SBC presidency of Charles Stanley in 1986, will be honored for his longtime service to the SBC. Read More

  • Credentials Committee for 2016 announced

    by Staff, posted Monday, April 25, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST LOUIS (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd has announced appointees to the 2016 Credentials Committee.

    Appointed co-chairmen are Jeff Crawford, teaching pastor of the Fayetteville campus of Cross Church in northwest, Ark., and Chris Johnson, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Van Buren, Ark. Read More

  • Yeats to be re-nominated as SBC recording secretary

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, April 25, 2016 (2 years ago)

    John Yeats
    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Jason Duesing, provost and professor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, will nominate John L. Yeats for a 20th term as recording secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention at the June 14-15 annual meeting in St. Louis.

    As executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention since 2011, Yeats has demonstrated leadership and dedicated support for Southern Baptists and their churches, said Duesing, associate ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Let's all 'Invite 1' to VBS

    by Diana Davis, posted Monday, April 25, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Diana Davis proposes an "I invited 1" plan to make your church's Vacation Bible School the best ever. Issue a challenge, she writes; make it easy, make it visual, create excitement "for every individual in your church to personally invite one unchurched boy or girl to VBS." Read More