Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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  • Survey: Food ministries aided 1 in 4 families

    by Bob Smietana , posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE -- As the holidays approach, food pantries across the country will collect donations to help those in need.

    Chances are some of the folks who donate also know what it's like to go to bed hungry. Read More

  • Ferguson crisis calls churches to 'unify & pray'

    by Art Toalston & Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The unfolding Ferguson saga calls churches to "unify and pray for our nation," the president of National African American Fellowship within the SBC, K. Marshall Williams, said in the hours after a grand jury reported its decision not to indict a white Missouri police officer in the shooting death of an 18-year-old African American. Read More

  • ANALYSIS: Southern Baptists & racial healing

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (3 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptists have a unique role to play in America's race relations following a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an 18-year-old African American in Ferguson, Mo. Read More

  • Prayer surrounds Ferguson amid rioting

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (3 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Amid tensions surrounding a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenage robbery suspect in Ferguson, Mo., Southern Baptists are gathering in prayer. Read More

  • Church food ministries serve thousands

    by Bonnie Pritchett/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (3 years ago)

    AUSTIN (BP) -- It was never his plan, never his desire, but for six years Ellis Johnson called the streets of Austin home.

    "Six years on the street humbled me a lot," Johnson said in a telephone interview from his new home in Austin. Read More

  • Church's backpacks nourish schoolchildren

    by Carolyn Nichols/Florida Baptist Witness, posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (3 years ago)

    MIAMI (BP) -- Every weekend, 830 children in Dade County have food to eat because Christ Fellowship in Miami sent it home with them from school.

    The seven campuses of the 9,000-member church contribute funds and volunteer staffing to keep children fed when their schools do not offer free breakfasts and free or reduced-cost lunches. Read More

  • Md.-Del. Baptists adopt new name

    by Sharon Mager, posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (3 years ago)

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    SEVERN, Md. (BP) -- The Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware will now be known as the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network, reflecting the cooperation of churches in states beyond Maryland and Delaware.

    Messengers affirmed the new "doing business as" name during the Nov. 9-11 BCMD annual meeting at The Church at Severn Run in Severn, Md. Read More

  • WORLDVIEW: A creed 'without compromise'

    by Erich Bridges, posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (3 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Here's a creed worth adopting -- if you dare.

    As a follower of Christ: I am called not to comfort or success but to obedience. Consequently, my life is to be defined not by what I do but by who I am. Read More