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Monday, March 02, 2015

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  • SBC presidents send open letter to Obama

    by Shawn Hendricks, posted Monday, March 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In an open letter, Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd, along with the support and signatures of 16 former SBC presidents, called on President Obama to "take the necessary actions now" against ISIS terrorists. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: A heart for Mormon-heavy Utah

    by Jim Burton, posted Monday, March 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by John Swain/NAMB
    HERRIMAN, Utah (BP) -- You've looked out the front window and seen them coming. Two young males wearing white shirts and black ties are riding bikes in the neighborhood. When they knock on your door, what do you do?

    North American Mission Board missionary Travis Kerns would encourage you to do what he has learned to do -- to love them. Kerns' love for Mormons has grown to the point that he now lives 35 miles from downtown Salt Lake City, serving as city missionary for NAMB's Send North America church planting initiative. Read More

  • NRB attendance up 15% at wide-ranging convention

    by Staff/NRB Communications, posted Monday, March 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo courtesy of National Religious Broadcasters
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- More than 4,300 communicators from radio, television, publications and websites representing millions of listeners, viewers and readers gathered for the National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention Feb. 23-26 in Nashville.

    Participants heard from key religious leaders and potential presidential candidates, focused on militant Islam and current cultural topics and gained insights into emerging facets of communications. Read More

  • War in E. Ukraine aids church planting in west

    by Marc Ira Hooks, posted Monday, March 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Tom Long*
    KIEV, Ukraine (BP) -- More than a year after the Euromaidan revolution on Kiev's Independence Square, thousands came to memorialize "The Heavenly Hundred" -- those who lost their lives during bloody protests in February 2014.

    Much has changed in Ukraine during the past year. A new president is in office. War continues in the east between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian Army despite a recently negotiated cease-fire agreement. Read More

  • 365 DAYS: Prayer warriors stand on knees in Ukraine

    by Marc Ira Hooks, posted Monday, March 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Marc Ira Hooks
    KHARKIV, Ukraine (BP) -- As the sun topped the horizon of Kharkiv's central square this morning (March 2), a group of people huddled together on their knees, praying for their city. While the moment passed without celebration or fanfare, it marked the 365th consecutive day the group has gathered.

    They came from different parts of the city and were a mix of evangelical denominations and Orthodox believers, but they focused on one goal -- to pray for peace in their city, which is located very close to the region where Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russian separatists battle for control over eastern Ukraine. Read More

  • MOVIES: Redeeming the art

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Monday, March 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

    While contemporary movies are more secular than spiritual, Phil Boatwright points to upcoming faith-based movies and DVDs that redeem Cinematic and made-for-television storytelling. Read More