Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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  • Mass baptism displays rural church's turnaround

    by Roger Alford/Kentucky Today, posted Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    HYDEN, Ky. (BP) -- Not so long ago, Rockhouse Baptist Church was floundering.

    The congregation in Hyden, Ky., had dwindled to about 25 people. Some wondered how much longer they could keep the doors open.

    Then pastor Tyler Shields moved into town, bringing with him a passion for introducing others to Christ. And Rockhouse experienced a dramatic turnaround. Read More

  • U.S. doctors take official stance against euthanasia

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- The American College of Physicians argues medicine's goal is not to control the manner and timing of death.

    Amid increasing attempts to legalize euthanasia at the state level, the nation's second-largest network of physicians officially spoke out against it last week.

    The American College of Physicians (ACP) wrote in a position statement published Sept. 19 in the Annals of Internal Medicine that the organization of 152,000 medical professionals stands against the legalization of physician-assisted suicide, "the practice of which raises ethical, clinical, and other concerns." Read More

  • Asian girls give back with letters, drawings & $4.28

    by Lily Jameson*, posted Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Goldie Frances* (*Names changed)
    SOUTH ASIA (BP) -- In a classroom cluttered with children's books, an 8-year-old girl in South Asia places money in a plastic box.

    These few bills are precious. Her family doesn't have very much, but she is sending what little money they can spare to Baptist Global Response (BGR).

    "I gave money for those who don't have food," the 8-year-old tells Christian worker Goldie Frances* about her desire to help Middle Eastern refugees and African drought survivors. "I want everyone to have food." Read More

  • Brewton-Parker athlete shot, killed at off-campus party

    by Joe Westbury/Christian Index, posted Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. (BP) -- Brewton-Parker College is mourning the loss of a student who was shot and killed over the weekend in an off-campus party.

    Stevenson Derival, 20, was attending the house party near the campus in Mount Vernon, Ga., reported Southeastern Georgia television station WTOC. About 200 guests were at the gathering when Derival was killed around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday morning (Sept. 24). One other person was reportedly injured. Read More

  • Singleness: 'Magnetic pull' of missions prevails

    by Emily Stockton, posted Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- When I first felt called to the mission field, I didn't give much thought to whether I'd serve as a single or as a wife. I was only 11, after all. I just knew Jesus offered salvation, people needed to hear about it, and I wanted to go tell them.

    With laser focus, I prepared for life as a missionary. I involved myself in church outreach, attended college and seminary, satisfied work requirements, and met every condition the mission board had for new workers. Read More