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Famous marriages 'breathe life' for couples
NASHVILLE (BP) -- In 1523, Martin Luther found himself the matchmaker for 12 nuns who had escaped in pickle barrels from a Roman Catholic nunnery near Wittenberg, Germany. He secured husbands for 11, but the 12th, Katharina von Bora, rebuffed two potential husbands. Read More
Ferguson reaction: 'how far we have to go'
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Philadelphia pastor K. Marshall Williams, in the hours prior to the grand jury report declining to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an 18-year-old black, observed:
"When it comes to issues of racial justice, this verdict will show us how far as a nation that we have come and how far we have to go," said Williams, president of the National African American Fellowship within the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More
Snowmelt flooding is new DR focusBUFFALO, N.Y. (BP) -- Following a weekend of snow removal in upstate New York, Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers are now turning their energy toward flood mitigation.
Some 200 DR volunteers around Buffalo have been clearing paths for local residents to exit their front doors and back out of their driveways after parts of the region received seven feet of snow from a storm that has left 13 dead. Read More
Bangladesh pastors arrested for preachingDHAKA, Bangladesh (BP) -- Two pastors in northwestern Bangladesh could each face two years in prison if convicted of "hurting religious sentiments."
Police arrested the pastors Nov. 9 along with 41 people listening to their preaching at a rented house in Nabinagar village 186 miles northwest of Dhaka after at least 100 Muslims disrupted the meeting and began "jabbing" at the church leaders' faces, sources said. Read More
Renovated theater to be multiethnic churchHOLLYWOOD, Fla. (BP) -- When the house lights dim in South Florida's historic Hollywood Playhouse and the spotlight trains on pastor Martin Vargas, he intends for a message to be center stage: "God knows; He changes lives; there is growth in the truth; and we are fulfilling the Great Commission." Read More
Laser engineer connects with S. AsiansRICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Walt Tucker is an MIT grad who is as comfortable starting house churches as he is building lasers to protect aircraft from heat-seeking missiles. Read More
Marriage draws cheers at SBC of Virginia
COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (BP) -- One of the loudest cheers of affirmation at the 2014 SBC of Virginia Annual Homecoming was heard after a resolution on biblical marriage was read to the messengers and guests. Read More
BP Ledger, Nov. 24, 2014
Today's BP Ledger contains items from:
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
WORLD News Service
National Religious Brodcasters
Oklahoma Baptist University Read More