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Monday, May 18, 2015

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  • Platt: God's greatness compels us to go

    by Tess Rivers, posted Monday, May 18, 2015 (2 years ago)

    IMB photo by Paul W. Lee
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Monica Morley* grew up in a Muslim home. She had many spiritual questions as a child and young teen. For a time she attended a mosque, seeking answers from the religious leaders.

    "I wanted to know God and was curious about how sin can be forgiven," Morley said. "I did not find the answers I was looking for." Read More

  • In Nepal, forgotten village receives food

    by Susie Rain, posted Monday, May 18, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    NEPAL (BP) -- The Nepali man pulled brick after brick off a pile of rubble that was once his home. He passed along anything that was salvageable to his children to set aside. Finally, down in a hole, he found what he was looking for -- their food storage.

    The splintered, dusty woven basket held their entire harvest of rice. Before the April 25 earthquake in Nepal, this basket brimmed with white grains. Today, he pulled out one handful of red-stained rice. Read More

  • Mohler receives Meese religious liberty award

    by James A. Smith Sr. , posted Monday, May 18, 2015 (2 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- For his "significant efforts in publicly promoting and defending religious liberty," R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, received the 2015 Edwin Meese III Originalism and Religious Liberty Award from the Alliance Defending Freedom, May 15.

    "This award is presented to those who clearly demonstrate through their lives and callings a profound understanding and commitment to defending the original meaning of the United States Constitution and our liberty," said Alan Sears, .... Read More

  • Patterson to grads: follow Christ anywhere

    by Alex Sibley, posted Monday, May 18, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- After walking across the stage and receiving their degrees, alumni of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary are expected to be like Philip the apostle by bringing others to Jesus, President Paige Patterson told 183 undergraduate, master's and doctoral graduates May 8.

    "You are commissioned today to spend the rest of your life finding other people that need to know about the Lord Jesus Christ," Patterson said, .... Read More

  • Inmates complete 1st seminary prison program in TX

    by Keith Collier/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Monday, May 18, 2015 (2 years ago)

    SWBTS Photo/Matt Miller
    ROSHARON, Texas (BP) -- Robed in caps and gowns over their white prison uniforms, 33 inmates in Texas' maximum security Darrington Prison Unit made history May 9 as they received bachelor's degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, becoming the inaugural graduating class of the state's first seminary prison program.

    Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a former member of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, praised God for the commencement. Read More

  • Lecrae's 'Unashamed' to be published by B&H

    by Staff, posted Monday, May 18, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae has signed a book deal with B&H Publishing Group of LifeWay Christian Resources.

    Releasing in May 2016, the book will be titled "Unashamed" and will discuss details of his difficult past, including childhood abuse, struggles with drugs and alcoholism, bouts of depression, and a suicide attempt. Read More

  • BP Ledger, May 18, 2015

    by Staff, posted Monday, May 18, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Today's BP Ledger contains items from:

    InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

    World News Service Read More