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As Fla. braces for 2nd hurricane in weeks, Southern Baptist relief teams move to Ga.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--All out-of-state Southern Baptist Disaster Relief units and teams stationed throughout southwest Florida were being evacuated Sept. 1 as the state was bracing for its second hurricane in less than three weeks. Read More
Republican convention hears from Ouachita Baptist student
NEW YORK CITY (BP)--Twenty-year-old Princella Smith, a Ouachita Baptist University junior, savored a rare opportunity for someone her age as she addressed the Republican National Convention Aug. 31 in New York at the opening of Tuesday night’s session.
“Over a decade ago, a fellow Arkansan at a national convention talked about a place called Hope,” Smith told the responsive Republican crowd in a reference to former Democratic President Bill Clinton. “Now I would like to talk about another small town in Arkansas -- a place called Wynne.” Read More
Prayer & common bonds mark Welch’s stop in Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--The touch of prayer lifted the national bus tour of Southern Baptist Convention President Bobby Welch in Richmond, Va., Aug. 31, first at the International Mission Board and then at Staples Mill Road Baptist Church. Read More
Welch says the local church is ‘headquarters’ for evangelism
SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. (BP)--The bus carrying Southern Baptist Convention President Bobby Welch rolled through the hills of West Virginia in the wee hours of Aug. 31. Pulling into sight of his destination's steeple, Welch called the Good Shepherd Baptist Church "the headquarters of the Southern Baptist Convention," underscoring the centrality of the local church in Southern Baptist life and the Great Commission call to share the Gospel. Read More
Church ‘in the middle’ of growing W.Va. region spreads Gospel
SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. (BP)--The congregation cried when K.L. Tucker prayed before the offering was taken one recent Sunday at Good Shepherd Southern Baptist Church. Read More
Va. church’s opportunities stretch across street to Southeast Asia
GLEN ALLEN, Va. (BP)--Staples Mill Road Baptist Church is “one of those churches in the right place at the right time,” Pastor Peter L. du Plessis says. Read More
WHERE IS THE BUS TOUR TODAY? Conn., Mass. & R.I.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--"The Everyone Can Kingdom Challenge for Evangelism" national bus tour by Southern Baptist Convention President Bobby Welch focused on three New England states Wednesday, Sept. 1, with stops slated in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Read More
Focus on the Family sends voter registration forms to 1.3 million
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Stepping up its effort to encourage Christian participation in the election, Focus on the Family has mailed voter registration forms to 1.3 million of its constituents -- an unprecedented initiative by the evangelical organization.
CULTURE DIGEST: 'Passion' DVD tops 4 million on first day
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--"The Passion of the Christ" was released on DVD Aug. 31, and by noon sales had reached 2.4 million copies. First-day sales totals were tallied at 4.1 million. Read More
NOBTS ministry team scatters Gospel seeds during Olympics
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--"And the Lord opened her heart to the Gospel." The phrase from Acts 16:14 has new meaning for Endel Lee after his experience at the Olympics. Read More
Students in New Orleans join in prayer for Greeks
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--By Aug. 19, the second day of classes at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, most students had learned that a team from NOBTS was in Athens proclaiming the Gospel at the Olympics. But few suspected they would become part of the NOBTS Olympic team when they attended the chapel service that day. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: The spirituality of work
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Bill often wonders whether he is a second-class Christian because of the less-than-Christian atmosphere where he works. His occupation is good and necessary for society, but it’s also one in which liars, cheats and thieves seem to flourish. Vulgar and blasphemous language typically fills the air of Bill’s workplace. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: A Christian critic’s conundrum
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--I was once reprimanded by a reader for suggesting “Casablanca” as a video alternative because the Humphrey Bogart character owned a bar. I remember my consternation over the fact that this man had dismissed this classic romantic adventure that salutes love, self-sacrifice, honor and patriotism because the story was set in a nightclub. Read More