Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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  • Bible journaling helps readers engage Scripture

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (3 months ago)

    Photo provided by LifeWay
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BP) -- Dawn Rush was horrified when her teenage daughter, Ashley, started drawing in her Bible.

    "She was writing all over the Word of God!" said Rush, who attends New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro. "She kept asking me to paint in her Bible. That gave me panic attacks."

    But treating Scripture as a canvas wasn't a sign of disrespect, Rush discovered. Instead, it helped Ashley connect with God as she overcame severe depression. Read More

  • Child suicide bombings by Boko Haram at all-time high

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (3 months ago)

    Photo by UNICEF/Gilbertson
    NORTHEAST NIGERIA (BP) -- Boko Haram's abuse of children as suicide bombers is at an all-time high in the Lake Chad region including northeast Nigeria and neighboring countries, UNICEF said Aug. 22.

    The jihadists have murdered at least 83 children since January by strapping them with bombs before sending them into public gathering places and detonating the explosives, UNICEF said in its press release.

    About 55 of the victims were girls under the age of 15, as girls often become ... Read More

  • Appalachia: Preachers 'doing what Jesus would do'

    by Roger Alford/Kentucky Today, posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (3 months ago)

    Kentucky Today/Roger Alford
    PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (BP) -- Some people come to Appalachia to test their mettle in mountain climbing or bear hunting. Lifelong friends C.B. Scott and Tim Searcy came for a different kind of challenge.

    The Southern Baptist preachers arrived in the mountain region to offer help and hope in communities where a collapsed coal economy has spawned widespread unemployment, poverty, and rampant substance abuse.

    Now in their 60s, both men have spent their lives in ministry and academic roles ... Read More

  • Players & coaches gather for football & the Gospel

    by David Dawson/Baptist and Reflector, posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (3 months ago)

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BP) -- It's not every day that a rendition of "Rocky Top" rings out from an orchestra in a church.

    But the University of Tennessee's signature song is how the evening began at Red Bank Baptist Church in Chattanooga where an energetic crowd -- including a large number of football players and coaches from the local area -- came together for "A Night of Orange and White."

    The July 27 event, which featured former Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer, ... Read More

  • NFL: Tamme thankful as football season nears

    by Larry Rowell/Western Recorder, posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (3 months ago)

    DANVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- With four state high school football championships under his belt, four years playing at the University of Kentucky, holding the all-time receiving record at UK for a tight end, and playing for nine years in the NFL, including three Super Bowls, one might say Jacob Tamme has had a fulfilling and successful life.

    However, the unsigned free agent who played last season for the NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons takes his successes -- and challenges -- in stride.

    "Yes, three Super Bowls, I'm 0 for 3," Tamme said laughing, referring to the ... Read More

  • MOVIES: Redemption & second chances

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (3 months ago)

    Phil Boatwright assesses three films with themes of redemption and second chances, reflecting the truth of Scripture, "Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1). Read More