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Football teammates labor for Haitians' clean waterOXFORD, Miss. (BP) -- When University of Mississippi defensive end John Youngblood takes a break during the team's practices, he isn't likely to take a drink of cold, clean water for granted.
And in the locker room, Youngblood, an Ole Miss junior, and teammate Christian Russell, a senior linebacker, likely will have greater appreciation for a refreshing shower. Read More
Official Columbus SBC registration 5,407NASHVILLE (BP) -- A total of 5,407 messengers attended the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, topping the 2014 annual meeting messenger count of 5,298, registration secretary Jim Wells has announced.
Messengers were sent from 2,349 churches in 47 states, the District of Columbus and Puerto Rico. Churches in Montana, North Dakota and Rhode Island sent no messengers. Read More
Union University withdraws from CCCUJACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- Union University has announced its withdrawal from the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities because of what a Union news release called the council's "failure to respond appropriately to two member institutions that have endorsed same-sex marriage." Read More
Panel at Send event: You are not aloneNASHVILLE (BP) -- The role of the Cooperative Program in Southern Baptist life took center stage at the 2015 Send North America Conference during a main session panel discussion led by Kevin Ezell.
Ezell, president of the North America Mission Board, was joined on the platform by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Daniel Akin, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. and Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore. Read More
Floyd, on TBN, prays for spiritual awakeningLOS ANGELES (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd told a national television audience he is hopeful for America because he sees Christians beginning to pray desperately for a mighty work of God.
"While so many are down on our country ... I do my very best to try to constantly call out to God about our nation," Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, said on TBN's "Praise the Lord" Aug. 12. ... Read More
Pastor shares 'positive hour' on radioMIAMI (BP) -- It may seem strange to some that in the age of podcasts and YouTube videos that an AM radio program is as highly ranked as "La Hora Positiva" in Miami. La Hora Positiva also is a Christian radio program on a secular radio station.
But La Hora Positiva -- "The Positive Hour" in English on 670 La Poderosa -- is ranked second among Spanish-speaking AM radio programs in South Florida by Nielsen, a global information and measurement company. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: What they sacrifice
Seminary student Alex Sibley gets more than a view of Big Ben on a summer study tour in Oxford. Visiting numerous sites where Christians were killed or imprisoned for their faith, he writes, "it was difficult not to ask myself the question, 'Would I be willing to sacrifice what they sacrificed?'" Read More
Bible Study: August 16, 2015
NASHVILLE (BP) -- 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