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  • FIRST-PERSON: Say a prayer for school bus drivers

    by Erich Bridges, posted Monday, November 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Erich Bridges, a rookie school bus driver after 30-plus years in Baptist journalism, agonizes over the loss of six young lives in Chattanooga. "Like many people, I took school bus drivers for granted before becoming one," he writes. "Not anymore." Read More

  • Grief & prayer after Tenn. school bus tragedy

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, November 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BP) -- When police chaplain and Southern Baptist pastor Anthony Baker arrived at the hospital hours after an elementary school bus accident killed five and injured 32 others, he picked up crayons and joined distraught children coloring scenes on paper.

    A school bus driver himself for the past 16 years, Baker was uniquely positioned to minister to those awaiting word on their loved ones at the T.C. Thompson campus of Erlanger Children's Hospital Nov. 21 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Chattanooga killings & radical Islamism

    by Ed Stetzer , posted Thursday, July 23, 2015 (3 years ago)

    The killing of five servicemen in Chattanooga reflects the reality of a "multi-decadal war against radical Islamism," Ed Stetzer writes. Yet amid such conflict, Christians are called to "love our neighbors, including our Muslim ones," he notes. Read More

  • Church places Marine flag at serviceman's seat

    by Scott Barkley/Georgia Christian Index, posted Monday, July 20, 2015 (3 years ago)

    WOODSTOCK, Ga. (BP) -- A single Marine flag stood in place at the orchestra chair where Skip Wells had played the clarinet for many years at First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga.

    Members of the Atlanta-area church took time to pray Sunday (July 19) for the families of Lance Cpl. Skip Wells, 21, and four other servicemen killed by a gunman who attacked a military recruitment office July 16 a little more than an hour away in Chattanooga, Tenn. Read More

  • Tenn. Baptist injured in Chattanooga shooting

    by Lonnie Wilkey/Baptist and Reflector, posted Friday, July 17, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BP) -- When Eric Stitts, pastor of Bayside Baptist Church, heard of the domestic terrorism attack on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., July 16, his first thought was disbelief.

    Then he turned his attention and prayers to the many policemen in his church, located in nearby Harrison, who he knew would be called to the scene. Read More