Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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  • Nurturing theological connections in the Americas

    by Alex Sibley, posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (one year ago)

    GUATEMALA CITY (BP) -- As a youth pastor, Billy Hurst went on a two-week mission trip to Haiti. Because his wife Debbie taught school, she had to remain in the U.S. In their separation, she feared for her husband's well-being in a foreign country.

    "So I spent a lot of time in the Word and just praying for his safety," Debbie said. "And while I was having my quiet times, the Lord very clearly revealed to me that I needed to prepare myself because He was calling me to the foreign mission field." Read More

  • David Crosby Q&A for SBC president

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Louisiana pastor David Crosby, one of three pastors to be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president in June, responded to six questions Baptist Press posed to each candidate.

    Crosby's nomination was announced March 24 by former SBC President Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans. Read More

  • J.D. Greear Q&A for SBC president

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear, one of three pastors to be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president in June, responded to six questions Baptist Press posed to each candidate.

    Greear's nomination was announced March 2 by Jimmy Scroggins, pastor of Family Church in West Palm Beach, Fla. Read More

  • Steve Gaines Q&A for SBC president

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Tennessee pastor Steve Gaines, one of three pastors to be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president in June, responded to six questions Baptist Press posed to each candidate.

    Gaines' nomination was announced March 9 by former SBC President Johnny Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga. Read More

  • Be hope-bearers, Kelley exhorts NOBTS graduates

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Gary D. Myers
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Rely on the certainty of God's love to bring hope to a hurting world, Chuck Kelley challenged graduates at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's commencement May 14.

    "His love will never loosen its grip on you," the NOBTS president said. "Whatever you go through, remember the love of God always triumphs in the end."

    Acknowledging that the graduates may have turned down more lucrative career paths, Kelley called on them to remember what drew them to theological education and ministry in the first place -- "the love of God." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Beware of fool's gold

    by Ray Parascando, posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (one year ago)

    New York pastor Ray Parascando notes the distinction between gold and pyrite, or fool's gold -- and the difference between God's view of earthly riches and the prosperity gospel's view. "Praying for wisdom is your best prayer" for all of life's needs and wants, Parascando writes. Read More