Baptist Press Archive

Friday, May 12, 2017

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  • 5 children in ministry: a godly mother's legacy

    by Rudy Gray/South Carolina Baptist Courier, posted Friday, May 12, 2017 (10 months ago)

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (BP)-- Erma Satterwhite passed away in her sleep last November at age 90, but her influence as a godly mother still impacts lives through her children -- all five of whom were called into full-time Christian ministry.

    The Satterwhite children grew up under the tutelage, love and devotion of a Christian woman committed to bringing up her children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Read More

  • MOTHER'S DAY: A celebratory yet bruised heart

    by Sharayah Colter, posted Friday, May 12, 2017 (10 months ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Almost six months ago, God gave me the greatest gift I've ever received besides salvation and an amazing husband: a son.

    Sheridan Steele Colter, born at 8 pounds and half an ounce after 30 hours of labor, is truly an answer to innumerable prayers. He is "my sunshine," and I'm continually in awe of the miracle of his life each time I whisper my love in his ear, stroke his strawberry-blonde hair and tickle his tiny toes. Read More

  • MOTHER'S DAY: Our stay-at-home mom & human dignity

    by Jill Waggoner & Allison Hucks, posted Friday, May 12, 2017 (10 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Almost every day of our childhood, we would pull down my grandmother's long driveway and go in for a quick visit.

    We, two sisters, would sit together on the narrow piano bench and peck at the black and white keys in my grandmother's living room while Mother moved through the house -- setting out pills, fixing her mother's hair, asking questions and washing clothes. It was our weekday routine, completed with a glass of chocolate milk in her wood-paneled kitchen. Read More

  • La. Executive Board concludes study of ERLC

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 12, 2017 (10 months ago)

    The Louisiana Baptist Convention's Executive Board has concluded a study of "issues of concern" related to the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Read More

  • Christian persecution focus of global summit

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, May 12, 2017 (10 months ago)

    Hundreds of church leaders from around the world gathered in solidarity at an inaugural summit in Washington, D.C., to speak up in defense of persecuted Christians. Read More

  • Mormons pull older teens from BSA, open own program

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, May 12, 2017 (10 months ago)

    The Mormon church is pulling its older teens from the Boy Scouts of America in 2018, but said the decision is not related to BSA policies opening Scouting to gays and transgender males. Read More

  • MOTHER'S DAY: The pastor & his mother

    by Joe McKeever, posted Friday, May 12, 2017 (10 months ago)

    Joe McKeever is like a lot of pastors who have been "particularly blessed by their mothers." Early on, he recalls, Lois Jane Kilgore McKeever made sure her six children were "freshly scrubbed" for the mile walk to church each Sunday. Read More

  • Bible Study: May 14, 2017

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Friday, May 12, 2017 (10 months ago)

    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

  • EDITORIAL: Mades de toda clase

    by Gerardo A. Alfaro, posted Friday, May 12, 2017 (10 months ago)

    Muchos hombres y mujeres de Dios deben reconocer que son lo que son por que Dios en su gracia los bendijo a través de madres fieles, que supieron orar, dirigir y darles ejemplo de fe. ... Read More

  • 1,285 bautizados en Florida el Domingo Hechos 2:41

    Por Barbara Denman , posted Friday, May 12, 2017 (10 months ago)

    Foto de Karen Favorite/Convención Bautista Florida
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) -- Las playas, ríos y lagos e inclusive las piscinas de Florida se llenaron de vida el 7 de mayo con los testimonios del evangelio de 1,285 nuevos creyentes en Cristo cuando las 112 iglesias bautistas de Florida se unieron para el “Domingo Hechos 2:41 -- Bautizando de costa a costa."

    Desde las playas de arena blanca de Perdido Key en el Golfo de Pensacola hasta las azules aguas del océano Atlántico que van desde Jacksonville hasta Miami; desde el río Suwannee hasta los lagos y parques estatales en cada región, miles de bautistas y espectadores de Florida se reunieron para celebrar y ser testigos de cientos de cristianos quienes públicamente profesaron su fe a través del bautismo. Read More