Baptist Press Archive

Monday, July 31, 2017

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  • Chicago's 'Reborn' church transforms inner-city lives

    by Joe Conway, posted Monday, July 31, 2017 (one year ago)

    CHICAGO (BP) -- Roy Brown wasn't sure what to make of the white guy in the storefront window one morning, wondering what he was doing in Garfield Park.

    Brown, a former west side Chicago gang member, was already a walking miracle. Surviving the streets is one thing, but exiting gang life often entails a premature date of death.

    Jamie Thompson, the guy on the other side of the plate glass, also is a local with a linebacker's build who grew up one neighborhood east in Humboldt Park. And he ... Read More

  • Boko Haram kills 83, releases video of 3 captives

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, July 31, 2017 (one year ago)

    Boko Haram killed at least 83 civilians and soldiers in two separate attacks in northeast Nigeria in the past week before releasing a video of three new captives pleading for help. Read More

  • Their Holy Land travels enrich Bible study leaders

    by Helen Gibson, posted Monday, July 31, 2017 (one year ago)

    The Holy Land travels of Biblical Illustrator magazine staff members enrich Bible study leaders as they teach from curriculum lines published by LifeWay Christian Resources. Read More

  • Bumgarner to depart Fla. paper, change coming

    by David Roach, posted Monday, July 31, 2017 (one year ago)

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) -- Florida Baptist Witness executive editor Kevin Bumgarner has announced his resignation to become director of communications at Tampa-area Bell Shoals Baptist Church.

    Along with the leadership transition, the chairman of the Witness board of directors told Baptist Press, the paper will consider changes in its structure and function at an Aug. 1 meeting.

    Bumgarner, who served three and a half years as chief executive of the Witness, ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Gay men in the NFL

    by Adam Groza, posted Monday, July 31, 2017 (one year ago)

    If the NFL gets its first openly gay player, Adam Groza notes that the culture may celebrate a new view of a "real man," but it will not change the biblical view of men who are faithful to Christ, to His church and to their wives and families. Read More