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Thursday, December 17, 2015

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  • Campus ministry: Changing lives for a lifetime

    by Rebecca Wolford, posted Thursday, December 17, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo courtesy of Matt Jones
    NEWARK, Del. (BP) -- Ask Blake Hardcastle, director of the University of Delaware Baptist Student Ministry, for the best way to engage 22,000 college students with the Gospel, and his answer is clear -- reach them where they are, on campus.

    This large, highly-concentrated pocket of lostness is nestled in the heart of Newark, Del., at the state's largest university. Read More

  • Syrian refugee sees 'joy' at Baptist church

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, December 17, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    MARIETTA, Ga. (BP) -- When Syrian refugee Mohammad heard the choir sing at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga., he remarked, "I don't know if I believe what they say, but they sure do have a lot of joy."

    Johnson Ferry Baptist Church pastor Bryant Wright recalled the story as the church continues to help Mohammad, his wife Ebtesam and their 4-year-old son Hasan settle in the Atlanta area. Read More

  • Moore's 'Onward' wins C.T. Book of Year award

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, December 17, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore's latest book -- "Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel" -- is Christianity Today's Book of the Year.

    The leading evangelical magazine announced Wednesday (Dec. 16), its editorial team had selected Moore's book as the winner of its first-ever "Beautiful Orthodoxy" award as the release during 2015 that best exemplifies the magazine's "pursuit of truthfulness and loveliness." Christianity Today also named the book by the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) as the winner in the politics and public life category. Read More

  • Fed's decision to raise rates addressed

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Thursday, December 17, 2015 (3 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- The Federal Open Market Committee's announcement Wednesday (Dec. 16) of an incremental increase in the target Fed Funds rate and potential gradual increases should mean little for long-term investors, such as those investing for retirement, according to analysts for GuideStone Financial Resources, the financial services arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More

  • 'I remember' Baptist ministry at Syracuse

    by Rebecca Wolford, posted Thursday, December 17, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Alyssa Hillman
    Syracuse University graduate Rebecca Wolford remembers key times of spiritual growth through Baptist outreach at the New York campus. "I really don't know where I'd be -- or who I'd be -- if God hadn't brought me to the Baptist Campus Ministry at Syracuse," Wolford writes.

    I remember knowing at that time that my faith was in crisis. Though I grew up going to church, I realized that I didn't have a true relationship with God, and I wasn't really sure what to do about it. I had enough trouble with human relationships; how was I supposed to have one with someone I couldn't even see? Read More

  • Akin: Great Commission families

    by Danny Akin, posted Thursday, December 17, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, describes "Great Commission families" as "one of the most biblical and strategic ways to impact the world's lostness." Read More

  • Bible Study: Dec. 20, 2015

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, December 17, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- 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