Baptist Press Archive

Monday, May 08, 2017

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  • Glimmers of Gospel hope for South Asia's 1.6 billion

    by Polly Maclean, posted Monday, May 08, 2017 (one year ago)

    SOUTH ASIA (BP) -- Mosques and temples clamor daily for the souls of 1.6 billion people in Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Sri Lanka -- the countries of South Asia that make up the world's greatest concentration of people with no access to the Gospel.

    Muslims and Hindus comprise the overwhelming religious majority in South Asia. A staggering number of the estimated 225,000 people who die here each week enter eternity without Christ. Read More

  • Q&A: Laurie talks Crossover, Billy Graham & WWIII

    by Brian Hobbs/Baptist Messenger, posted Monday, May 08, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Bill Bangham
    Evangelist Greg Laurie shares in an interview with The Baptist Messenger about the upcoming Harvest evangelism mega-rally in Phoenix on June 11. Read More

  • 82 Chibok girls released; 113 still missing

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, May 08, 2017 (one year ago)

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    A group of 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed after more than three years of Boko Haram captivity met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari May 7 in Abuja, a day after their release in a prisoner swap. Read More

  • 99-year-old ready for more world track records

    by Gerald Harris, posted Monday, May 08, 2017 (one year ago)

    Orville Rogers, 99, holds 16 age-group world records in individual and relay running events and plans to continue competing when he reaches his 100th birthday in November. Read More

  • ETS regional meetings: 'a joy' for SBC seminaries

    by David Roach, posted Monday, May 08, 2017 (one year ago)

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    Three Southern Baptist Convention seminaries were among the host institutions this spring for Evangelical Theological Society regional meetings.

    A total of more than 650 theologians and theological students attended meetings at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Gateway Seminary of the SBC. As the world's largest society of ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: When your grandchild gets baptized

    by Doug Munton, posted Monday, May 08, 2017 (one year ago)

    Doug Munton recounts the "incredibly personal and special moment" of baptizing his grandson. Even so, he notes, "The rejoicing in heaven over one who repents is deeper than any grandparent is capable of in this world." Read More