Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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  • Light shines from Charleston after massacre

    by Rudy Gray/Baptist Courier, posted Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (3 years ago)

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (BP) -- The national media spotlight has been on Charleston for several days following the massacre of nine Christians during a Wednesday night Bible study at the predominantly black Emanuel AME Church. A 21-year-old white supremacist, Dylann Storm Roof, joined in the service for about an hour before opening fire on the group. Read More

  • Love stronger than hate, victim's son says

    by Butch Blume/Baptist Courier, posted Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Screen capture from CSU Communications video
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (BP) -- Less than 24 hours after his mother died at the hands of an assassin during a church prayer meeting, Charleston Southern University sophomore Chris Singleton stood before television cameras and declared that "love is always stronger than hate."

    Flanked by coaches and teammates, Singleton, who plays baseball at CSU, thanked his teammates for their "amazing" support and recalled his mother's example of showing love to others. Read More

  • Strachan takes theology/culture role at Midwestern

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (3 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Owen Strachan will join Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's faculty July 1 as associate professor of Christian theology and director of a forthcoming center for theology and culture, MBTS President Jason Allen announced June 22. Read More

  • Native American vision tour upcoming for Okla.

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Rebekah Rausch
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- A church plant in Oklahoma City has taken on the responsibility of starting a church in Tucson, Ariz., both in a Native American context.

    "We promote the work of the Southern Baptist Convention," said Emerson Falls, pastor of Circle of Life in Oklahoma City and president of the Fellowship of Native American Christians, which meets each year in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More

  • Fla. presidents affirm nat'l marriage statement

    by Barbara Denman/Florida Baptist Convention , posted Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (3 years ago)

    KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. (BP) -- The current president and 18 former presidents of the Florida Baptist State Convention have affirmed a statement on biblical marriage and the national implications of same-sex marriage released June 17 by the Southern Baptist Convention's current president, Ronnie Floyd, and 16 of the SBC's presidents since 1980. Read More

  • Page receives Asian Advisory Council report

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Rebekah Rausch
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Church planting among Asian groups, international missions to Asian peoples and increased Asian cooperation with the larger Southern Baptist family are among the prominent themes in the Asian Advisory Council report presented to Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank S. Page June 15 in Columbus, Ohio. Read More

  • Filipino Baptists aim for 100 new churches

    by Daniel Woodman, posted Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America announced a new outreach initiative dubbed "20/20" during their annual gathering held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Read More

  • Late trustee nominees OK'd, entities field questions

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (3 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Among the Southern Baptist Convention entity trustees elected June 16 at the SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, were 11 added to the Committee on Nominations report following its initial release May 1. Read More

  • Assoc. leaders urged to embrace 'crucial role'

    by Barbara Denman, posted Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Denominational leaders championed the role of the association as partner and doctrinal watchdog during the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) in Columbus, Ohio. Read More

  • COSBE 'recalibrating,' unveils Gospel fest

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Karen Willoughby
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The young married woman who came to Goodale Park in downtown Columbus to take a selfie to announce her pregnancy found something else to celebrate when she chose to follow Jesus Christ.

    Kay Cox, wife of evangelist Tom Cox, noticed the woman, offered to take her photo, and struck up a conversation that led to the woman's profession in faith. Read More