Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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  • Door-to-door nurture yields soul-winning daughters

    by Alex Sibley, posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Kathleen Murray/SWBTS
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- "Here's my daddy Matt, and here's my momma Hope, and I'm Madison. And we've come to tell you about Jesus."

    As early as age 5, Matt Queen's oldest daughter Madison introduced her family this way in door-to-door evangelism.

    "Every single time my daughter would do that, we always got to share [the Gospel]," said Queen, an evangelism professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. "Nobody ever said 'no' to Madison."

    Queen later did this with his youngest daughter Matia as well, with similar success. In one instance when a woman answered the door, Matia, then just 4, introduced the family and then said, "And we would like to tell you about Jesus. Can we?" Read More

  • Women, babies to benefit from ERLC gift to clinic

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Paige Brooks
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- The placement of a new ultrasound machine at Liberty Women's Clinic by a Southern Baptist entity means this to Carol Graham -- more women will have the information needed to choose life for their unborn babies.

    Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), announced Monday night (Sept. 24) the placement through its Psalm 139 Project of a new machine at the clinic in Liberty, a suburb northwest of Kansas City, Mo. He made the announcement after speaking at the For the Church National Conference sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Graham -- the clinic's founder and chief executive officer who was introduced from the audience with clinic resource director Whitney Putnam -- said the clinic is "deeply grateful for this generous gift from the ERLC."

    "We know how important providing a quality image of life growing in the womb is for a woman to make a choice for life," Graham said in a written statement. Read More

  • NAMB, Revitalize Network add focus outside the South

    by NAMB Staff, posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (2 months ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- The North American Mission Board, in partnering with the new Revitalize Network initiated by Thom Rainer, will provide resources, tools and coaching to churches in need of revitalization outside the South.

    "One of the biggest things we hear expressed from established churches outside the South is the need for revitalization resources," NAMB President Kevin Ezell said. "Thom's new network will offer a great solution for that. This will revolutionize the access these churches have to revitalization tools." Read More

  • 'More than ever' global school prayer event critical

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (2 months ago)

    See You at the Pole photo
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Prayer is needed now in schools more than ever, organizers of an annual prayer event said as the initiative marks its 28th year Sept. 26 at 7 a.m. in schools globally.

    See You at the Pole (SYATP), drawing an estimated 1 million students in prayer on school grounds, is expanding its influence this year by teaming with Claim Your Campus (CYC), a national prayer initiative mobilizing students in daily prayer in middle and high schools.

    "These are unprecedented and challenging times for students," SYATP national coordinator Doug Clark said in a promotional Facebook video. We all want a better future for our students, one that's safe, positive and fair for all. Read More

  • Rebel force attacks Bapt. churches in Burma

    by Burma correspondent/Morning Star News, posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Morning Star News via Facebook
    YANGON, Burma (BP) -- Ethnic Wa rebels this month shut down churches or destroyed their buildings and temporarily detained several clergymen in eastern Burma (Myanmar), sources said.

    On the border with China, soldiers of Myanmar's largest ethnic rebel group, the United Wa State Army (UWSA), attacked the churches in the rebel's autonomous region in Shan state, according to Christian leaders.

    "We confirmed that at least 12 churches have been destroyed or closed as of Sept. 20," a Christian leader who has lived in the Wa region for several decades told Morning Star News. The Wa people worship ancestral spirits, and the move by the UWSA was meant to hamper Christian missionary activity, said the leader on condition of anonymity.

    Most of the targets were Baptist churches in Panghsang, where Wa soldiers destroyed crosses, the source said. The headquarters of the UWSA is located in Panhsang, on Burma's border with China. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The unforgettable calling

    by Paul Kim, posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (2 months ago)

    A person's name, Paul Kim writes, gains divine significance when God's extends His call to service. "He calls His disciples to do His will in each and every generation," Kim writes. Read More