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Monday, November 14, 2016

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  • FIRST-PERSON: November skies

    by David Jeremiah, posted Monday, November 14, 2016 (2 years ago)

    David Jeremiah writes of November's display of the glories of nature -- a time that stirs thanksgiving to God for His faithfulness through the seasons and the expectation of next month's celebration of the Lord's coming to redeem mankind. Read More

  • 50 new missionaries appointed by IMB

    by Julie McGowan, posted Monday, November 14, 2016 (2 years ago)

    IMB Photo by Roy Burroughs
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Bob and Melanee Gallina invested 18 years in leading The Church at Green Hills in La Habra, Calif. They lived in a comfortable house that was a home base for their children, who are missionaries overseas. After retirement, the couple noted, they planned to serve overseas themselves.

    But then they felt God prompting them to consider, "Why wait until you retire? Why not now?" Now the church they once led is sending them through the International Mission Board to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to American peoples. Read More

  • Cloyd Sullins, Alaska exec from 1995-2000, dies

    by Art Toalston, posted Monday, November 14, 2016 (2 years ago)

    MOORE, Okla. (BP) -- Cloyd Sullins, who led the Alaska Baptist Convention from its 50th anniversary year in 1995 until his retirement in 2000, died Nov. 7 in Moore, Okla. He was 81.

    Sullins, a native of Oklahoma City, also served the Alaska convention as director of evangelism/church growth from 1991-1994. He spent an intervening year as director of evangelism for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Read More

  • Bill Hunke, former Alaska exec & historian, dies

    by Art Toalston, posted Monday, November 14, 2016 (2 years ago)

    SUN LAKES, Ariz. (BP) -- E.W. "Bill" Hunke Jr., executive director of the Alaska Baptist Convention from 1966-71 and prolific chronicler of Southern Baptist work in the western U.S., died Oct. 31 in Sun Lakes, Ariz. He was 92.

    Hunke led a large-scale disaster relief effort in Fairbanks after harrowing flooding of the Chena River in 1967. And he led the Alaska convention to prevail in a dispute with the city of Anchorage in 1970 over taxation of the Baptist Building offices.

    In 1971, Hunke was part of a 14-day simultaneous crusade for the Alaska ... Read More

  • Trump rebukes alleged racism among supporters

    by David Roach, posted Monday, November 14, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Screen capture from CBS News
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- In his first major interview since Election Day, President-elect Donald Trump said he is "saddened" by reported incidents of racial harassment committed in his name and urged perpetrators to "stop it."

    Trump also commented on potential Supreme Court nominees, abortion and same-sex marriage among other social issues.

    When interviewer Lesley Stahl of CBS's "60 Minutes" asked Trump about reports of African Americans, Latinos and homosexuals being harassed in his name, Trump ... Read More

  • Gaines: 10 things Christians can do after election

    by Lonnie Wilkey/Baptist and Reflector, posted Monday, November 14, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Corinne Williams
    SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- Following the recent election of a new U.S. president, Southern Baptist Convention leader Steve Gaines challenged American Christians to once again ask, "What can I do for my country?"

    In his Nov. 13 message to Tennessee Baptists, Gaines shared a well-known quote from John F. Kennedy's inaugural address in January of 1961: "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country?" An estimated 1,600 Tennessee Baptists from across the state gathered Nov. 13 at the Sevierville Convention Center for a worship service on the opening night of their annual ... Read More