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Death penalty debate stirred by Boston sentence
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The death sentence of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, combined with four allegedly botched executions in the U.S. last year and an anticipated Supreme Court ruling on the death penalty this summer, has fueled debate among evangelicals regarding the legitimacy of capital punishment. Read More
Rare book room dedicated by Vermont Baptist collegeBENNINGTON, Vt. (BP) -- The first book published by the Baptist Sunday School Board and the personal journal of a 19th-century Vermont pastor are among the volumes in a newly dedicated rare books room at Northeastern Baptist College in Bennington, Vt.
Dedicated May 23, the Michael Alford Rare Books Library Exhibit -- dubbed the MARBLE room -- contains more than 1,000 books at least 100 years old, with the oldest volume published in 1745. The room is named in honor of a retired Schenectady, N.Y., church planter who started congregations across the Northeast. Read More
Egyptian convert regularly abused, attorney saysISTANBUL, Turkey (BP) -- Authorities in Egypt are regularly beating and dragging across a concrete prison floor noted convert Bishoy Armia Boulous, formerly known as Mohammed Hegazy, his attorney said.
Imprisoned by Egyptian authorities on trumped-up charges for photographing Muslim attacks on Christians and then held illegally after his sentence was complete, Boulous is beaten several times a week, said attorney Karam Ghobriel. Read More
Retired SBF exec VP Faye Albright diesNASHVILLE (BP) -- Faye Stringer Albright, who retired in 2011 as executive vice president of the Southern Baptist Foundation, died May 21 in Nashville after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 71.
She worked for the foundation for 28 years, beginning in 1982, and was promoted to executive vice president in 2000. Read More
Bible Study: May 31, 2015
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
SBC DIGEST: SBCV honors T.C. Pinckney; seminarian aids Nepal quake relief
T.C. Pinckney, a key figure in Southern Baptist conservative causes for more than 25 years, was honored by the SBC of Virginia Executive Board during its May meeting for "his dedication to the Lord, his support of the SBCV and the indelible impact he made on the mission field of Virginia." Southern Seminary student and Nepal native N.D. Lama teams up with friends in his homeland to raise $50,000 for initial relief work after the April 25 earthquake. Read More