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Thursday, May 19, 2016

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  • Hobbyist's auto restorations nurture young men

    by Scott Barkley/The Christian Index , posted Thursday, May 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    GRAY, Ga. (BP) -- For seven days, up to 12 hours a day, several Baptist Collegiate Ministries students took the rough places and made them new, fashioning what began as junk into something special.

    Working under the watchful eye of John Albrycht, the group restored a 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle, winning Best in Class at the Classics in the Country Car Show in Watkinsville, Ga., on April 23. The like-new VW will be sold to raise money for SendMeNow missions for BCM students at Georgia College in Milledgeville to share the Gospel in the U.S. and throughout the world. Read More

  • Trump's Supreme Court list draws mixed reaction

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, May 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Donald Trump's list for the U.S. Supreme Court gained approval from many social conservatives but apparently was unable to convince all to support his presidential candidacy.

    The presumptive Republican Party nominee named Wednesday (May 18) 11 candidates he would consider as replacements for the late Antonin Scalia on the high court. Trump offered the list as a self-acknowledged effort to reassure conservatives, saying later in a television interview he released the names "to quell any fears that people may have." Read More

  • Church 'fills in the gaps' for people dealing with hunger

    by Kristen Lowry/Kentucky Today, posted Thursday, May 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Kristen Lowry/Kentucky Today
    SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- As she serves up oatmeal and sausage casserole, Susie Stivers sings an old Gospel hymn in a strong voice.

    It's a bright Thursday morning; light streams in through the storefront windows of Victory Baptist Church in Shelbyville, Ky.

    This is not your typical Southern Baptist Church. There are no stained glass windows, no baptismal, no steeple. Read More

  • 1 Chibok girl found alive in Nigerian forest

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, May 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    BORNO, Nigeria (BP) -- One of the 219 missing Chibok schoolgirls Boko Haram kidnapped has been found alive in Nigeria's remote Sambisa Forest, the French press agency AFP reported May 18.

    The schoolgirl, now 19, was found May 17 at night by civilians assisting the military and was reunited with family members before being transported to a military base in Damboa, the AFP quoted a Chibok community leader. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: My idols vs. Jesus

    by Michael Kelley, posted Thursday, May 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Michael Kelley warns of idols "based on our own thoughts, desires and preferences." Jesus, however, will "tell us the uncomfortable, unvarnished truth about ourselves, Himself and the world," Kelley, of LifeWay Christian Resources, writes. Read More

  • Bible Study: May 22, 2016

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, May 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More