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Monday, July 28, 2014

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  • 'Staggering' number of believers in China, Christian workers say

    by Caroline Anderson, posted Monday, July 28, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Photo © 2014 IMB / Hugh Johnson
    EAST ASIA (BP) -- Alexander and Maggie Kirkpatrick* moved to East Asia in 1989 -- the same year as the Tiananmen Square massacre. Their wedding anniversary shares the same date.

    During their 25 years of service, the Kirkpatricks watched China change and the church boom. The Christian workers say the number of believers in the country is "staggering." Read More

  • House churches in China report on rapid growth

    by Caroline Anderson, posted Monday, July 28, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Photo © 2014 IMB / Hugh Johnson
    EAST ASIA (BP) -- Liu Qiang* remembers 12 years ago bicycling past churches in the countryside. Believers there in China met behind boarded up doors and windows. Read More

  • Russian, Ukraine Baptists voice political divide

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, July 28, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Russian and Ukrainian Baptist unions have each cited biblical principle in justifying their opposing views of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, but they appear to still maintain fellowship beyond their differences, historian Albert Wardin told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Oklahoma's DR plans for future growth, impact

    by By Bob Nigh/Oklahoma Baptist Messenger, posted Monday, July 28, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Photo by Bob Nigh
    MOORE, Okla. (BP) -- With more than 5,000 trained volunteers, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma's (BGCO) Disaster Relief organization is one of the largest and busiest in the country. Read More

  • Church prays & fasts for spiritual awakening

    by K. Allan Blume / BR Editor, posted Monday, July 28, 2014 (4 years ago)

    EDEN, N.C. (BP) -- Steve Griffith, senior pastor of Osborne Baptist Church in Eden, N.C., received a phone call last October that helped launch a movement of prayer and fasting in the church. Read More

  • 2nd VIEW: Ebola outbreak triggers confusion & concern

    by Paige Ryder and Evelyn Adamson, posted Monday, July 28, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Photo by Michael Roach
    DAKAR, Senegal (BP) -- With 964 total victims and 603 confirmed deaths, the Ebola virus continues to surge through the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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  • BP Ledger, July 28,2014

    by Staff, posted Monday, July 28, 2014 (4 years ago)

    EDITOR'S NOTE: BP Ledger carries items for reader information each week from various Southern Baptist-related entities, and news releases of interest from other sources. The items are published as received.

    Today's BP Ledger contains items from:

    A. Larry Ross Communications

    SBC LIFE

    Liberty Institute

    Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays

    Morning Star Productions (Chondra Pierce)

    WORLD News Service

    New study shows older donors now just as likely to give to charities onl... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: How to be a Bridezilla

    by Terri Stovall, posted Monday, July 28, 2014 (4 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Women's ministry professor Terri Stovall writes that a wedding ceremony, most importantly, is about "you, your fiancé and the Lord." Marriage is "a tangible, earthly picture of the Gospel," Stovall notes, "and the first look of that picture in your lives will be revealed at the wedding ceremony." Read More