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Couple with 'no training' reaches international studentsJONESBORO, 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 worldviewBIRMINGHAM, 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 beginsNASHVILLE, 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 firePRINCETON, 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 & hopeCENTRAL 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
FROM THE STATES: Ore. & Texas, Okla., N.C. & N.Y. evangelism/missions news; 'God is preparing people to be future laborers in this city'
Today's From the States features items from: Northwest Baptist Witness (Oregon and Texas partnership); The Baptist Messenger (Oklahoma); Biblical Recorder (North Carolina and New York partnership) Read More