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Thursday, December 03, 2015

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  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Wherever you go, we go

    by Kate Gregory, posted Thursday, December 03, 2015 (3 years ago)

    OAXACA, Mexico (BP) -- Wherever you go, we go.

    First Baptist Church in Oxford, Miss., made this commitment to Jeff and Liesa Holeman long before they began serving as International Mission Board missionaries in 2008.

    It started a decade earlier when Jeff became student minister at the church, located in the town of the University of Mississippi. He led the youth group to make return mission trips to Brazil. Read More

  • Violence in the city of peace

    by Mike Edens, posted Thursday, December 03, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Screen capture from YouTube
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Arab-on-Jewish violence has re-erupted in and around Jerusalem in recent weeks. Is this something new? No; but then again, yes.

    There is something different in these acts. Many of the attacks are inspired by viral social media images rather than calls from religious or political groups. The weapon of choice for these daytime acts has generally been a knife rather than a gun. Read More

  • Ga. Baptists increase budget, boost CP giving

    by Staff/Christian Index, posted Thursday, December 03, 2015 (3 years ago)

    MARIETTA, Ga. (BP) -- A brand new Georgia Baptist Convention reinvented for a new era in ministry was unveiled to messengers at the 194th annual meeting of the state convention. Messengers, meeting at Roswell Street Baptist Church on Nov. 9-10, also approved a 2016 budget of $40,600,000, a modest $200,000 increase over the current year's budget and the first increase in six years. Read More

  • Boko Haram resumes village raids, destruction

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, December 03, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NORTHEAST NIGERIA (BP) -- Boko Haram has revived its once trademark hit-and-run raids on villages, killing at least eight people, kidnapping and displacing others, and burning homes in northeastern Nigeria and southeastern Niger villages Nov. 28-29, according to news reports. Read More

  • MOVIES: Sherlock Holmes detects old age

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Thursday, December 03, 2015 (3 years ago)

    In "Mr. Holmes," movie critic Phil Boatwright notes, "the intuitive detective battles his greatest adversary -- and ours as well -- the aging process." Both Tinseltown and Scripture can relay poignant insight for the time when death knocks on the door, Boatwright writes. Read More

  • 'Most chaotic three minutes of the year'

    by Meredith Flynn/Illinois Baptist, posted Thursday, December 03, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Meredith Flynn, managing editor of the Illinois Baptist, shares thoughts on "the most chaotic three minutes of the year," or what many refer to as the annual photo taken when Illinois Baptist State Association messengers gather each fall. Read More

  • Bible Study: Dec. 6, 2015

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, December 03, 2015 (3 years ago)

    This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More