Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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  • Survey: Evangelicals ready for immigration reform

    by Bob Smietana, posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- When it comes to immigration reform, American evangelicals appear to have high expectations, a LifeWay Research study shows.

    Nine out of 10 (86 percent) want more border security. Six in 10 (61 percent) support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. More than two-thirds (68 percent) favor both. And they want Congress to take action soon. Read More

  • N.Y. Baptist leader Samuel Simpson dies

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NEW YORK (BP) -- Samuel G. Simpson, a retired Southern Baptist leader and New York pastor known for a legacy of faith, vision and integrity, died Feb. 23 at his home in Bronx, New York. He was 83.

    Simpson served two terms as president of the Baptist Convention of New York, was the founding pastor of the Bronx Baptist Church and Wake-Eden Community Baptist Church, both in New York, and was a Home Mission Board (North American Mission Board) missionary. He was often called the "Bishop of the Bronx." Read More

  • Couple offers undocumented youth new life

    by Bob Smietana, posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Katie Shull
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The first time Cesar Virto met his neighbors Don and Carol Ann Webb, they called the police on him. The second time, they introduced him to Jesus.

    "I would not be at LifeWay without them," says Cesar, who is now a bilingual customer service representative at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tenn. Read More

  • Could Bible become official state book of Tenn.?

    by Chris Turner, posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The State of Tennessee has 20 categories of state symbols, including official insects, birds, fossils, horses, rocks, songs, and even tartan. Two Tennessee lawmakers would like to add books as a category, and make the Bible Tennessee's official book. Read More

  • Liberian schools helped by WMU after Ebola

    by Candice Lee, posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Liberian schools closed for months because of the deadly Ebola epidemic are reopening with the aid of $44,000 in grants from the National Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) and its foundation.

    Olu Menjay, principal of the Ricks Institute, a Baptist school in Liberia that serves more than 600 kindergarten through high school students, said the gift brings renewed hope in the country where more than 3,500 people died from the Ebola outbreak that erupted in 2014. Read More