• Snowmelt flooding is new DR focus

    by David Roach, posted Monday, November 24, 2014 (6 hours ago)

    Photo by Mike Flannery
    BUFFALO, 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 preaching

    by Staff/Morning Star News, posted Monday, November 24, 2014 (6 hours ago)

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    DHAKA, 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 church

    by Joni B. Hannigan, posted Monday, November 24, 2014 (5 hours ago)

    NAMB photo by Joni B. Hannigan
    HOLLYWOOD, 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

  • Famous marriages 'breathe life' for couples

    by David Roach, posted Monday, November 24, 2014 (9 hours ago)

    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

  • Laser engineer connects with S. Asians

    by Don Graham , posted Monday, November 24, 2014 (6 hours ago)

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    RICHMOND, 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