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Monday, January 26, 2015

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  • Appalachian students receive 30,000 school backpacks

    by Kristen Camp, posted Monday, January 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Weeks after the holidays, backpacks filled with school supplies given by Southern Baptist churches continue to bless students in Appalachia.

    Teams from Appalachian Regional Ministry (ARM) traveled all along the East Coast in December to deliver Christmas backpacks to 30,461 students in all grade levels. After receiving a backpack, the students had the opportunity to listen to a Gospel presentation, resulting in 701 salvation decisions. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The singles multitude

    by Diana Davis, posted Monday, January 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (BP) -- Author Diana Davis sets forth 10 ideas how churches can show the value of single adults and involve them in ministry. Read More

  • Adrian Rogers' library donated to Southwestern

    by Charles Patrick, posted Monday, January 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Southwestern Seminary photo
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- The library of the late Adrian Rogers, one of Southern Baptists' most admired preachers, has been given by his widow Joyce and the Rogers family to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

    The donation includes 3,500 books, sermon notes, photographs, letters and desks of Rogers, a three-time president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of the Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church from 1972-2005. Read More

  • Ala. judges: no marriage licenses for gay couples

    by Staff, posted Monday, January 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    MOBILE, Ala. (BP) -- A federal judge has declared Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, but a key state judicial organization contends probate judges are not bound by the decision.

    U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade ruled Jan. 23 that the "Sanctity of Marriage Amendment" to Alabama's constitution -- which defines marriage as "inherently a unique relationship between a man and a woman" -- violates the federal constitution. She also ruled that the state's attorney general is prohibited from enforcing the marriage amendment. Read More

  • Tony Evans, Trip Lee, 6 others added to summit

    by Staff, posted Monday, January 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Megachurch pastor Tony Evans and hip-hop artist Trip Lee are among additional speakers for a racial reconciliation summit sponsored by the Southern Baptist Convention's ethics entity.

    "The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation" will be the theme of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's second Leadership Summit, March 26-27 in Nashville. Read More

  • Ex-IMB missionary gets 2-year sentence

    by Staff, posted Monday, January 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Former Southern Baptist missionary Brady Nurse has been sentenced to two years in prison for obtaining nearly $300,000 in mission funds by submitting fraudulent expense reports to the International Mission Board.

    Three years of supervised release will follow the sentence, handed down Jan. 21 by U.S. Eastern District Judge James R. Spencer. Read More

  • BP Ledger, Jan. 26, 2014

    by Staff, posted Monday, January 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Today's BP Ledger contains items from:

    Heirloom Audio

    Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

    WORLD News Service

    Moody Radio Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Own up, wake up, rise up!

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Monday, January 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP) -- SBC president Ronnie Floyd urges Southern Baptist churches "to own up, wake up and rise up" -- "to come together before God in clear agreement, visible union and extraordinary prayer for the next Great Awakening and for the world to be reached for Christ." Read More