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Making the Bronx 'a better city' through discipleshipTHE BRONX, New York City (BP) -- You've seen the pictures: burned-out buildings, junk cars littering vacant lots, drug dealers loitering on street corners. You've seen the news: In a single sweep recently, police arrested dozens of gang members accused of multiple murders, including the slaying of a 92-year-old woman.
But the police can't fix the Bronx. Social workers can't heal the New York City borough, located north of Manhattan. Politicians? Read More
Eternity meshes with flood relief in LouisianaALBANY, La. (BP) -- Floodwater stopped two feet short of the church building where Bethlehem Baptist was sheltering 350 survivors of the onslaught of south Louisiana's flooding.
The reprieve gave student minister Jase Shawley a chance to deliver a Sunday sermon, the day after the survivors' sudden evacuation Aug. 13 -- a reprieve that affected eternity for some of the evacuees. Read More
500-year-old Torah scroll 'gift of a testimony'LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) -- A complete scroll of the Torah dating to the 16th or 17th century was given to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in a presentation at Alumni Memorial Chapel, Sept. 1.
President R. Albert Mohler Jr. accepted the scroll, which contains the first five books of the Old Testament, from Ken and Barbara Larson, thanking them for their contribution to the seminary's understanding of the Bible. Read More
BGEA releases new My Hope film 'Decisions'CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- As evangelist Billy Graham approaches his 98th birthday, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has released a new video in the My Hope outreach that has reportedly led more than 10 million to Christ internationally.
Graham's son Franklin delivers the Gospel in the new evangelistic film "Decisions," a 28-minute free resource featuring diverse Americans who accepted Christ as Savior during Franklin Graham's 50-state Decision America Tour still in progress. Read More
Discerning ministry call focus of new bookKANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Jason Allen believes there are 10 questions that will help a Christ-follower decide whether or not they are being called by God into the ministry.
In the book "Discerning Your Call to Ministry," Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's president poses questions to help students, aspiring pastors, and even current ones, grasp whether ministry is for them. Within the 154-page work, Allen gleans from Scripture, church history, and his own personal experience as a former pastor and seminary president to offer a proper view of the pastorate, assisting readers in making an informed, confident decision about their service to God. Read More