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Friday, May 26, 2017

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  • Veteran uses war experience to minister to airmen

    by Jane Rodgers/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Friday, May 26, 2017 (one year ago)

    SAN ANTONIO (BP) -- As an Air Force pararescueman in Vietnam, Doug Brinson often faced death to save downed pilots, including a treacherous three-week stretch of missions in 1972 that shaped his life in ways he will never forget.

    "I probably aged a few years in those three weeks," Brinson said.

    Brinson's parents urged him to follow his brother by enlisting in the Air Force, thinking it the safest branch of the military. The southern Louisiana native found himself drawn to the allure of dangerous USAF pararescue. Read More

  • Phoenix church planters turning back darkness

    by Michael Smith, posted Friday, May 26, 2017 (one year ago)

    As the Southern Baptist Convention prepares to hold its annual meeting in Phoenix on June 13-14, three church planters -- all Arizona natives -- are helping to push back darkness in the Valley of the Sun. Read More

  • At 107, she's still a missions advocate

    by Tobin Perry, posted Friday, May 26, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo provided by Allie Candler
    LAURENS, S.C. (BP) -- Allie Candler can still clearly remember those two weeks in 1932.

    She had committed her life to Jesus during a revival at First Baptist Church of Lockhart, S.C., two years earlier. But she still had matters to settle in her spiritual life. She remembers sitting in a revival meeting and listening to a preacher share about the "Stewardship of Life." He then asked a question that would change her life forever. "You've been saved, but have you dedicated your life to Him?" Read More

  • Royce, former ERLC leader, joins Trump admin.

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 26, 2017 (one year ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Shannon Royce, a former leader at the Family Research Council and Southern Baptists' Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, has been appointed as the Trump administration's director of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Partnerships.

    Part of the Department of Health and Human Services, the center seeks to forge government partnerships with faith-based and community organizations to address community needs. ... Read More

  • MEMORIAL DAY: Those who became soldiers

    by Jake McCandless, posted Friday, May 26, 2017 (one year ago)

    Jake McCandless, reflecting back on his days in youth ministry, ponders whether he adequately prepared students who subsequently served in Iraq and Afghanistan or who would face other rigors of life that loomed ahead. Read More