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Thursday, January 15, 2015

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  • 5 years later, Haitian pastors say quake opened doors

    by Barbara Denman/Florida Baptist Convention , posted Thursday, January 15, 2015 (4 years ago)

    Photo by Ken Touchton/Florida Baptist Convention
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (BP) -- As the earth began to buckle Jan. 12, 2010, Youdel Azor recalled, "The ground was moving like someone bouncing on a trampoline."

    In 35 seconds on that scary, sad and dreadful day in Haiti five years ago, more than 230,000 people were dead from the earthquake measuring 7.0 magnitude on the Richter scale. People trapped by massive slabs of concrete cried for relief, said Azor and a group of Haitian Baptist pastors meeting in Port-au-Prince this past December. Read More

  • Live each day, says terminally ill woman

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, January 15, 2015 (4 years ago)

    Pinkerton family photo
    CEDARVILLE, Ohio (BP) -- Melinda Pinkerton was on the cross-country track team when her coach noticed the 14-year-old's ankles turned inward when she ran. She recalls the date, Nov. 18, 2002 when her parents received the results of her MRI.

    "They told me about the results; the big NF2 [Neurofibromatosis Type 2] word scared me. My first thought was that I was going to die," Pinkerton wrote. "A month later, Dec. 18th, I had surgery to remove a grape-sized tumor that was squeezing my spinal cord flat." Read More

  • Pastors' HERO lawsuit to go before jury

    by Staff, posted Thursday, January 15, 2015 (4 years ago)

    HOUSTON (BP) -- A lawsuit brought by local pastors and others challenging the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance will be decided by a jury rather than a judge, a Texas district judge has ruled in a decision pro-family activists label a victory. Read More

  • Sunday morning still segregated, study shows

    by Bob Smietana, posted Thursday, January 15, 2015 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Sunday morning remains one of the most segregated hours in American life, with more than 8 in 10 congregations made up of one predominant racial group, a LifeWay Research study shows.

    And most worshipers, according to the study, seem to like it that way. Two-thirds of American churchgoers (67 percent) say their church has done enough to become racially diverse. Read More

  • Bible Study: January 18, 2015

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, January 15, 2015 (4 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

  • Paris tragedy leaves Parisians open to Gospel

    by Nicole Lee, posted Thursday, January 15, 2015 (4 years ago)

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    PARIS (BP) -- Christian workers in Paris expressed surprise that a number of native Parisians are appearing more receptive to the Gospel following last week's terrorist tragedy. Read More