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Leper prays as Nepal earthquake rumblesNEPAL (BP) -- Miriam awoke from her Saturday nap on April 25 with a start. Since she was up, the elderly Nepali woman decided to begin her daily noontime prayer 15 minutes early.
She lifted her normal requests heavenward -- asking God to give her husband health; watching over her adult son; tidbits from people requesting her intercession; and asking for her neighbors and her country of Nepal to know Jesus. Read More
Jack Graham: It's 'crying time in America'WASHINGTON (BP) -- Pleas for revival and religious freedom were heard repeatedly at the National Day of Prayer service today (May 7) in Washington, including the keynote address by Southern Baptist pastor Jack Graham and a letter he read from imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini. Read More
Students' spring break uncovers 'infectious' workLONG ISLAND, N.Y. (BP) -- Crawling underneath houses to put in insulation, mudding and sanding dry wall and installing a fence are not typical spring break distractions. But for college students Makayla Campbell and Amber Wilcox those were the jobs they tackled with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers to help homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy. Read More
'We pray for the U.S.,' Korean Bapt. leader saysNASHVILLE (BP) -- Frank S. Page developed a respect for Billy (Jang Hwan) Kim when he saw Kim translating a Billy Graham sermon televised during the 1973 Graham crusade in Seoul, South Korea.
Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, recalled the moment more than 40 years later as Kim spoke at the May 4 weekly prayer gathering at the SBC Executive Committee Nashville headquarters. Read More
Pizza delivery attack leads student to forgiveLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- A Boyce College student who was stabbed and carjacked outside an emergency room while making a pizza delivery says he forgives his attacker.
Josh Lewis, 19, has been employed at Spinelli's Pizzeria since last August and is a sophomore at Boyce, the undergraduate school of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. While delivering a pizza to the emergency room downtown at Norton Hospital on Sunday (May 3), he says a man confronted him outside his car and demanded his keys. When Lewis noticed the man had a knife, he dropped the keys and ran toward the hospital. But Lewis says the man caught up with him and stabbed him in the back before taking off with his black Jeep Cherokee and the pizza inside the car. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Baptizing children & regenerate church membership
Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Seminary, reflects on the baptism of children in Southern Baptist churches from a biblical, pastoral, denominational and, as the father of five young children, a parental standpoint. Read More
Bible Study: May 10, 2015
NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More