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Remembering the martyrs at Jibla Baptist HospitalJIBLA, Yemen (BP) -- It's been 15 years since I walked the dry, stony grounds of Jibla Baptist Hospital in Yemen, where a lone gunman murdered three International Mission Board medical missionaries on a December morning in 2002.
Southern Baptists had invested their lives in this medical center for more than 35 years as they cared for thousands of people in this struggling Middle Eastern nation.
I arrived shortly after the Dec. 30 attack to cover the tragedy. Just days after the ... Read More
Ohio passes Down syndrome abortion banCOLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Pro-life advocates are applauding the Ohio legislature's passage of a bill to ban abortions of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome. They expect a signature from Gov. John Kasich within the next week or so.
Last month, the state House passed the bill 64-31, and the Senate passed it 20-12 last week. The legislation prohibits abortions "because an unborn child has or may have Down syndrome." Abortionists who violate the law would face a fourth-degree felony charge, but their patients would not face prosecution. Read More
Shirer's online Bible studies, global reachNASHVILLE (BP) -- On the other side of the world, Lauri, from South Africa, went through a Bible study with a friend here in the United States.
Candice, from Garland, Texas, gathered with friends from all over the country to study God's Word.
Carole, from Coatesville, Pa., led a group of women from her church through a Bible study with streaming video content. Read More
Partnering churches embolden Boston-area planterBOSTON (BP) -- "Where would Paul go today?"
Chris Causey, pastor of Boston-area church plant Encounter Church, asked himself this as he read the accounts of Paul's missionary journeys in the book of Acts.
What started off as a reflection during his personal study, Causey noted, would become the Holy Spirit drawing him in a new direction. Causey noticed that Paul often went to the major cities, cities with a global impact, and as he reflected and prayed on that fact, he started to sense a calling from God. Read More
NOBTS graduation: God's call gives confidenceNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Drawing on a question once posed to former Southern Baptist Convention president Adrian Rogers, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Chuck Kelley encouraged graduate candidates Dec. 16 to continue on with confidence in following God's call on their lives.
"Someone once asked [Rogers] if he heard an audible voice when God spoke to him," Kelley explained. "Rogers answered, 'No, it's much louder than that.'"
Kelley reminded listeners of the certainty they had of God's call to ministry when ... Read More
SBC DIGEST: Jones leaves Ark. college, joins Calif. foundation; photojournalism conf. treks to Nashville; worship leaders' jaunt to Sam's Club goes viralIn today's SBC Digest: Tom Jones leaves Williams Baptist College, joins California Baptist Foundation; photojournalism conference treks to Nashville from Fort Worth; worship leaders' jaunt to Sam's Club goes viral.
Tom Jones leaves Williams Baptist College for Calif. post
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (BP) -- Tom Jones has resigned as president of Williams Baptist College to join the California Baptist Foundation's executive management staff. Read More