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Thursday, August 13, 2015

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  • Football teammates labor for Haitians' clean water

    by Tim Tune, posted Thursday, August 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    OXFORD, 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 5,407

    by Staff, posted Thursday, August 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Matt Miller
    NASHVILLE (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 CCCU

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, August 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    JACKSON, 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 alone

    by Joe Conway, posted Thursday, August 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Susan Whitley/NAMB
    NASHVILLE (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 awakening

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, August 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    LOS 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 radio

    by Keila Diaz, posted Thursday, August 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo courtesy of Guillermo Escalona
    MIAMI (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

    by Alex Sibley, posted Thursday, August 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    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

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, August 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    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