Baptist Press Archive

Monday, May 02, 2016

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  • Sober faith: Former drifter jailed nearly 50 times

    by Michael Foust/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Monday, May 02, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    RUSK, Texas (BP) -- At times, Ellis Brasher still wonders why God kept him alive decades ago when he was hopping from bar to bar, town to town, and jail cell to jail cell, wanting nothing more than another beer, another buzz.

    Brasher, 83, testifies today to the saving power of the Gospel from his life as a drifter. Read More

  • Female military draft proposal critiqued

    by David Roach, posted Monday, May 02, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The House Armed Services Committee's recommendation that women be required to register for the draft has provoked reactions from an array of evangelicals, including Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary first lady Dorothy Patterson and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr.

    Though mandatory female registration for the Selective Service is ... Read More

  • NOBTS helping police in missing student case

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, May 02, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is assisting police in the disappearance of John W. Russell, a 39-year-old master of divinity student reported missing April 25th.

    Russell was last seen April 21 at NOBTS around 7:45 p.m., and last had contact with his mother April 22, NOBTS Director of Public Relations Gary Myers confirmed to Baptist Press. Read More

  • NEPAL: A year after devastating earthquake

    by Caroline Anderson, posted Monday, May 02, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    KATHMANDU, Nepal (BP) -- The April 2015 earthquake in Nepal was a galvanizing moment for Rajaan Chhetri,* a church planter, pastor and mentor. Prior to the earthquake, the Lord gave Chhetri and Christian worker Reece Dehn* the vision to open a water bottling plant in Nepal to create jobs for Christians as well as meet a need for clean drinking water.

    Though Nepal is the second water-richest country in the world, ... Read More

  • Student expelled for views on homosexuality

    by Samantha Gobba, posted Monday, May 02, 2016 (2 years ago)

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (BP) -- Former Missouri State University student Andrew Cash is suing the college for expelling him from the school's counseling program based on his opposition to same-sex relationships.

    Cash, who began his master's in counseling in 2007, was expelled from the program in 2014 for expressing his views on counseling homosexual couples on relationship issues. Read More