Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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  • Pilgrims & Baptists: the little known connection

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- If not for a Baptist church split, the Pilgrims might never have come to America.

    Sort of.

    John Smyth, who often is credited with being the first Baptist, pastored a church where many of the Christians who later came to be known as Pilgrims were members. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Layman embraces African city's challenge

    by Elaine Gaston, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (BP) -- Dinner was a far cry from a Baptist church supper.

    On this night, six members from Valley Baptist Church in Searcy, Ark., squeezed into a modest home in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, of a Muslim family breaking their Ramadan fast. Read More

  • ALS gripped him with life's 'big questions'

    by Erin Roach, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    ATLANTA (BP) -- Jim Burton had no idea some odd footsteps were the first sign of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).

    "Normally when you walk, you have a heel to toe cadence. It's no big deal," said Burton, who has spent his career in Baptist work. Read More

  • ALS, the 'blue zone' & church

    by Jim Burton, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    ATLANTA (BP) -- Sometimes a critical health diagnosis may be short-lived and the patient returns to good health. Then there are times when the news forces an individual to face their mortality.

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has had an extraordinary amount of exposure due to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge earlier this year. Read More

  • Snowed in & grieving, DR leader did job

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Photo by Mike Flannery
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (BP) -- When the massive snowstorm hit Buffalo, N.Y., Mike Flannery was snowed in like his neighbors, and he and his wife Beverly were still mourning the loss of their son to cardiac arrest. Read More

  • Netflix gives VeggieTales' Bob, Larry a new world

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    GLENDALE, Calif. (BP) – "VeggieTales in the House" premieres today (Nov. 26) as a new series exclusively on Netflix featuring the veggie characters that have modeled biblical principles for 21 years. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Nurturing 'fishers of men' in Ecuador

    by Kate Gregory, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    LAGARTO, Ecuador (BP) -- Amadeo Torres took Jesus' command in Matthew 4:19 literally: "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."

    When contemplating how to share the Gospel with an unbelieving friend in an Ecuadorian fishing village, Amadeo asked IMB missionary Johnny Maust to help him buy a fisher's net for the friend. Read More

  • CALL TO PRAYER: Huddle up and give thanks

    by Roger S. Oldham, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Roger S. Oldham, in a Thanksgiving reflection, highlights the courageous ministry of David Landrith while battling cancer, including the baptism of 2,000-plus souls in the last two years of his life. Landrith’s “steadfast assurance in God drew thousands of people each week who longed to find the kind of relationship with the Lord that they saw in David,” Oldham, of the SBC Executive Committee, writes. Read More

  • THANKSGIVING: True riches

    by Judy Bates, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Judy Bates recounts Sunday lunch with a rural family who were "wealthy beyond what most folks ever dream." She "feasted like royalty, basking in the pure joy of this beautiful family so rich in everything that mattered." Read More

  • THANKSGIVING: Thankful Pilgrims in a new world

    by David Jeremiah, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    David Jeremiah recounts the Pilgrims' faith in giving thanks in their new world after weathering a fearsome ocean voyage and subsequent winter. And, noting the frequency of Jesus' thanksgiving in the Scriptures, Jeremiah suggests, "Try it right now. Start your journey each day seeking ways to thank your Heavenly Father." Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Fermin Whittaker: El regalo más grande de la Navidad

    by Fermin Whittaker, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    FRESNO, Ca. (BP)-- Se acerca la Navidad. Los regalos ya se compraron. Pusimos las direcciones a las tarjetas y las enviamos. La cercanía a la Navidad, el 25 de diciembre, hace que durante todo el mes de diciembre notemos un ambiente lleno de entusiasmo. Read More

  • Teatro renovado será iglesia multiétnica

    Por Joni B. Hannigan, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Foto de NAMB tomada por Joni B. Hannigan
    HOLLYWOOD, Florida (BP) -- Cuando las luces se apaguen en el histórico Hollywood Playhouse del sur de la Florida y el reflector apunte al pastor Martín Vargas, él tiene la intención de que el mensaje sea el centro del escenario: "Dios sabe; él cambia vidas; hay crecimiento en la verdad; y nosotros estamos llevando a cabo la Gran Comisión." Read More

  • Alimentar a Quienes nos Alimentan establece una fuerza misionera mientras ministra

    Por Karen L. Willoughby/California Southern Baptist, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    FRESNO, Calif. (BP) -- Miles de familias trabajadoras migrantes en 42 pueblos de California han sido bendecidas este verano por el ministerio Alimentar a Quienes nos Alimentan de las iglesias afiliadas a la Convención Bautista del Sur de California (CSBC por sus siglas en inglés). Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Fermin Whittaker: El regalo más grande de la Navidad

    Fermin Whittaker, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    (FRESNO, Calif.) -- Se acerca la Navidad. Los regalos ya se compraron. Pusimos las direcciones a las tarjetas y las enviamos. La cercanía a la Navidad, el 25 de diciembre, hace que durante todo el mes de diciembre notemos un ambiente lleno de entusiasmo. Read More