Baptist Press Archive

Monday, December 01, 2014

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  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Prenatal classes catalyst for new churches

    by Susie Rain, posted Monday, December 01, 2014 (3 years ago)

    IMB photo by Hugh Johnson
    SOUTHEAST ASIA (BP) -- The young woman gingerly crawls off a motor scooter, grateful for the ride. Last month, Kalliyan Seng* could make the two-mile trek from her home on a bicycle. But now that she's nine months pregnant and could give birth at any moment, it's harder to pedal that distance. Read More

  • World AIDS Day: Love sent to Africa in buckets

    by Lily Jameson, posted Monday, December 01, 2014 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Robin Cornetet
    NAIROBI, Kenya (BP) -- Rosemary opened up the five-gallon plastic bucket and pulled out gifts, including a set of new bed sheets. She clutched them to her chest. Her eyes filled with tears. Read More

  • Ferguson tensions prompt First Baptist to action

    by Ben Hawkins/Missouri Pathway, posted Monday, December 01, 2014 (3 years ago)

    FERGUSON, Mo. (BP) -- Stoney Shaw, pastor of First Baptist Church in Ferguson, Mo., never imagined that protestors would wreak so much havoc after a grand jury reported their decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old African American Michael Brown. Read More

  • Young pastors encouraged to engage SBC

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, December 01, 2014 (3 years ago)

    Photo: Rocket Republic.
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Now is an excellent time to become more involved in the Southern Baptist Convention, SBC entity heads told a gathering of young pastors.

    The presidents of the International Mission Board, North American Mission Board and Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission encouraged greater participation in Southern Baptist life during an event with about 125 pastors and leaders who are primarily in their 20s and 30s. Read More

  • N.E. Baptists see baptism increase

    by Staff, posted Monday, December 01, 2014 (3 years ago)

    CHELMSFORD, Mass. (BP) -- New England Baptists celebrated a 17 percent increase in baptisms since 2012 and honored retiring executive director Jim Wideman during the Baptist Convention of New England's annual meeting Nov. 14-15 in Chelmsford, Mass. Read More

  • W. Va. Baptists defend traditional marriage

    by Staff, posted Monday, December 01, 2014 (3 years ago)

    CROSS LANES, W.Va. (BP) -- West Virginia Baptists adopted a resolution supporting traditional marriage and honored retiring executive director Terry Harper during the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists annual meeting in Cross Lanes. Read More

  • BP Ledger, Dec. 1

    by Staff, posted Monday, December 01, 2014 (3 years ago)

    Today's BP Ledger contains items from:

    Oklahoma Baptist University

    Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

    World News Service (2 items) Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Players & Pastors

    by Jeff Iorg , posted Monday, December 01, 2014 (3 years ago)

    MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP) -- Seminary president and baseball chaplain Jeff Iorg reflects on the influence of athletes and pastors. Iorg, who works with Baseball Chapel as a chaplain to the San Francisco Giants, gives the edge to pastors as “who really matters in our lives and in society as a whole.” Read More