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Is any marriage safe in an adulterous culture?NASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid news of men, women and families being thrust into the shadow of the Ashley Madison adultery website hacking, Baptist Press asked the wives of a few longtime Southern Baptist leaders how Christian wives can feel safe in their marriages.
Carol Ann Draper, Jodi Chapman and Janet Vines expressed gratitude for their husbands and discussed how the Lord has strengthened their marriages through challenges along the way. Read More
Ga. Baptists announce new name, ministry directionDULUTH, Ga. (BP) -- Georgia Baptists have announced they are reinventing themselves with a new focus, new organizational structure, and new name that better communicates their mission and identity. The new direction was rolled out to state missionaries Monday (Sept. 14) at the Baptist Missions and Ministry Center in Duluth and shared with the Georgia Baptist Executive Committee today (Sept. 15).
The focus emerged after nearly a year of study that centers around eight objectives ranging from involving the next generation to better equipping churches and ... Read More
'Captive' shows salvation, hope, redemptionNASHVILLE (BP) -- Academy Award nominee David Oyelowo was drawn to his starring role in the movie "Captive" because the true story of the 2005 Atlanta-area murder and hostage saga shows the power of the Gospel to transform lives, he told Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren.
Oyelowo, acclaimed for his role of Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014 movie "Selma," in Captive portrays Brian Nichols, an accused rapist who escapes jail, murders four ... Read More
Corker stands with SBC on North Korea
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has expressed his agreement with a Southern Baptist Convention resolution's condemnation of "religious persecution and human rights violations in North Korea."
Sen. Bob Corker, R.-Tenn., also said he is working to "highlight the deplorable human rights situation of the North Korean people." Read More
FROM THE STATES: Fla. public schools evangelism/missions news; Former Ark. inmate takes CWJC scholarship award
Today's From the States features items from:
Florida Baptist Witness
Arkansas Baptist News Read More
FIRST-PERSON: The Ayu challenge
Jeff Iorg, president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, shares about an unexpected email from a 9-year-old who developed a plan to help people memorize Scripture. Her strategy includes one or more verses for each letter of the alphabet, complete with YouTube videos she has made to reinforce the memorization for people who struggle with this discipline. Read More
Nigeria claims successes against Boko Haram
ABUJA, Nigeria (BP) -- A new multination military offensive is causing Boko Haram to surrender "en masse," a Nigerian military official claimed Sept. 13, just as humanitarian aid groups said Boko Haram attacks were creating a major hunger crisis in the region.
"The Nigerian Army in conjunction with the Nigerian Airforce and other security agencies will continue to devise and implement effective strategies to bring Boko ... Read More