Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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  • Couple with 'no training' reaches international students

    by Lisa Falknor/Arkansas Baptist News , posted Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (one year ago)

    JONESBORO, Ark. (BP) -- He remembers thinking they did not have much time. Most Japanese exchange students attending Arkansas State University in Jonesboro stay at least a year; but this girl would be here a short six months.

    Ross Burton and his wife Jane hoped for time enough to use their everyday life in America as an inroad to share the Gospel. It worked. Read More

  • Talk radio provides outlet for Christian worldview

    by Grace Thornton/The Alabama Baptist, posted Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (one year ago)

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Just a few days after getting out of an airplane seat on a long-haul flight back from Egypt, a Baptist pastor found himself sitting in a different cozy seat across the table from radio host Greg Davis.

    Some might call it the hot seat, that little leather chair in the radio studio of WXJC in Birmingham, Ala. But the way Davis sees it, it's just a good place for a friendly discussion. On the day Davis talked with pastor Paul Brasher, the two spoke about the persecuted church in Egypt. Brasher shared about his opportunity to visit with a growing church that met in a garbage dump. Read More

  • Tornadoes: 2 Ga. Baptists killed; cleanup begins

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE, Ga. (BP) -- As the Southeast recovers from a deadly storm system that swept the region Jan. 21-23, Georgia Baptists are mourning the deaths of an elderly couple who were members of First Baptist Church in Nashville, Ga.

    Meanwhile, the president of William Carey University -- a Mississippi Baptist Convention-affiliated school in Hattiesburg, Miss. -- said the campus "looks a lot better" following initial cleanup efforts. Read More

  • Bible course in public elementary school under fire

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (one year ago)

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    PRINCETON, W.Va. (BP) -- Bible courses offered as electives in U.S. public schools are being tested after the parent of a kindergarten student filed suit to halt such classes in Mercer County, W.Va.

    The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) lawsuit on behalf of an atheist identified as "Jane Doe" seeks to block Mercer County Public Schools (MCPS) from offering the course in the fall of 2017-2018, when her daughter "Jamie" would enter first grade. Read More

  • Domestic violence: imparting empathy & hope

    by Carrie Olander, posted Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (one year ago)

    CENTRAL ASIA (BP) -- I left my medical practice in the States and moved to Central Asia 16 years ago, where I now serve in medical ministry for women. I live in a beautiful country full of towering mountains and pristine lakes. Its hospitable people are beautiful as well. But underneath many smiling faces, there are often deep hurts. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Using your gifts

    by Cody Glen Barnhart, posted Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (one year ago)

    Cody Barnhart describes how a Christian's giftedness can have an impact in the local church, in the everyday world and in global missions. Read More