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Friday, August 04, 2017

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  • Pilots in Mideast combat learn of alumni bond

    by By Vivian Quezada/California Baptist University, posted Friday, August 04, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Photo provided by Daniel Greer.
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BP) -- Two pilots fighting ISIS in the Middle East connected in mid-air and realized they had something in common: They were both California Baptist University alumni.

    "I was thrilled to have a fellow Lancer in the air with me over a combat zone," said Keli Kaaekuahiwi, who was piloting an A-10 Warthog being refueled by Daniel Greer flying a KC-135 Stratotanker military aerial refueling aircraft. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The aroma of peace

    by Eric W. Ramsey, posted Friday, August 04, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Eric Ramsey tells of a Muslim passer-by drawn to a Mideast church who explains that it was like smelling aromatic food, except: "… this I do not smell with my nose, I feel it in my soul!" Read More

  • Korean-American couple inspires church in world missions

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, August 04, 2017 (6 months ago)

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    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (BP) -- Korean-American Chaplain Rebekah Kim remembers her first international mission trip 30 years ago when she shared the Gospel with Japanese, an ethnic group she had been taught to view as enemies.

    The human mind alone cannot forgive Japan's treatment of Koreans during the Sino-Japanese war, including the forced prostitution of Korean women and girls as "comfort women;" but the blood of Jesus has power to forgive, Kim told the Japanese. Kim, one of two Southern Baptist chaplains at Harvard University, was born during the Korean War, years after the Sino-Japanese War ended. Read More

  • Hmong gather for missions, celebration, business

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, August 04, 2017 (6 months ago)

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (BP) -- A Buddhist monk was the first person to approach her booth in 2010, the year Lisa Vang began an outreach to the 30,000 or more people who annually trek to the annual Hmong International Freedom Festival in Como Park.

    "I had never seen a monk before at the festival," Vang said. "I told him, 'Christ is the only way,' and he said, 'Yeah; I heard that before,' and he accepted Christ!

    "We pray, whoever God wants to save, let Him lead people to our booth, and they come," Vang told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Bible Study: Aug. 6, 2017

    by staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Friday, August 04, 2017 (6 months 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.

    This week's Bible study is adapted from the YOU curriculum.

    Bible Passages: Luke 4:14-19, 22, 24-27

    Discussion Questions: What Scripture have you read and gained such an ... Read More

  • Eclipse 'buzz' spurs Gospel witness by churches

    by David Roach, posted Friday, August 04, 2017 (6 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- When the sun goes dark Aug. 21 during a total solar eclipse, churches from Oregon to South Carolina will use the event as an opportunity to illumine their communities with the Gospel.

    The first total eclipse visible from the U.S. since 1979, this month's cosmic event will occur when the moon passes between the sun and the earth and blocks the sun, according to NASA's total eclipse website. Everyone in the contiguous U.S. will be able to see at least a partial eclipse. But the 70-mile-wide "path of totality," in which a total eclipse will be visible, will pass through 14 states. Read More

  • 'The Lord blessed' Vietnamese fellowship's meeting

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, August 04, 2017 (6 months ago)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- More than 1,100 people registered onsite for the annual meeting of the Vietnamese Baptist Fellowship of North America, a Southern Baptist fellowship of 160 churches. More than 1,400 attended the fellowship's praise and worship service.

    The fellowship met in Charlotte, N.C., at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel, June 29-July 2, for worship, fellowship, encouragement and to build unity, said Paul Cao, in his second year as vice president of the fellowship. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: El Poder Del Espíritu Santo

    by Michael A. Gonzales, posted Friday, August 04, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Estamos viviendo en una época donde muchas personas alrededor del mundo desean obtener poder sobre diferentes cosas. Por todos lados vemos demostraciones de poder iniciadas por los hombres. Deberíamos ver demostraciones de poder que ... Read More