Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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  • Callouses, cows & Christ: Ranchers answer God's call

    by Alex Sibley, posted Tuesday, June 06, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Matt Miller
    KAYCEE, Wyo. (BP) -- Mark and David Largent are fourth- and fifth-generation ranchers, respectively, in a cow ranching dynasty that began with C.M. Largent Sr.'s first purchase of purebred registered Hereford cattle in 1902.

    But their second line of work likely wouldn't have been envisioned by their ranching forebears. Read More

  • 'Unclean' Christian denied treatment dies at Ramadan

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, June 06, 2017 (one year ago)

    UMERKOT CITY, Pakistan (BP) -- A Christian sanitation worker whom Muslim doctors declared "unclean" and refused to treat during Ramadan has died from injuries suffered on his job in Pakistan, Morning Star News reported.

    Irfan Masih died June 1 of exposure to poisonous gas while trying to clear a sewage line, Morning Star said. Doctors at Umerkot Civil Hospital refused to treat him during Ramadan because the sewerage that dirtied him during the manhole accident made him "unclean" and untouchable, Masih's brother Baba Masih told Morning Star. Read More

  • Church planting 'Class of 2016' successes reported

    by NAMB staff, posted Tuesday, June 06, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo courtesy of Filipino International Baptist Church North
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- In March of this year, Filipino International Baptist Church North in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, celebrated its one year anniversary by baptizing eight new believers. That brought the total number of baptisms for the first year of the church to 17.

    Church planting missionary Bayani Taligato says his approach has been simple. Read More

  • 2018 VBS aims to help kids get their 'game on!'

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Tuesday, June 06, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As fans across the nation celebrate the NBA and NHL finals this week, LifeWay Christian Resources is adding to the sports enthusiasm by announcing "Game On!" as its 2018 Vacation Bible School theme.

    The theme is designed to help kids gear up for life's big game by teaching them Jesus has provided all they need for the journey to which God calls them, LifeWay VBS specialist Melita Thomas said. Read More

  • The number one reason missionaries leave the field

    by Paul Akin, posted Tuesday, June 06, 2017 (one year ago)

    The most common reason missionaries go home is not due to lack of money, illness, terrorism, homesickness, or even a lack of fruit or response to the Gospel. Regretfully, the number one reason is due to conflict with other missionaries. Read More

  • MOVIES: Lousy, lamentable lingo

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Tuesday, June 06, 2017 (one year ago)

    Phil Boatwright laments that "sloppy and crude language is so uniformly embraced" in today's culture despite all the opposite examples found in masterpiece literature and classic moviemaking. Read More