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Cajuns take gumbo, Gospel to French CanadiansDIEPPE, New Brunswick, Canada (BP) -- Louis Charrier was putting the finishing touches on his southern Louisiana gumbo and already a line of 15 people was forming, eager to get a taste of the Cajun dish at a block party in Dieppe, New Brunswick.
Moments later, some fellow Louisiana Baptists begin serving the cuisine by the bowl, along with an evangelism tract telling the purpose of their trip to the Canadian province. Read More
Twain, trains & Jesus' westward trailNORTHEAST CALIFORNIA (BP) -- Standing with my feet in the water on the banks of Donner Lake, I was in awe of the pristine summertime scene. The clear mountain lake against the deep blue sky, with the lush-forested Sierra Nevada Mountains towering above me, made an impression on my soul.
It's hard to believe that just mere miles from the lake one of the most horror-filled stories of the American West unfolded in 1846 as the Donner Party's 89 travelers struggled to survive a fierce winter in harsh terrain, their number reduced to 45, as claimed, in part by cannibalism. Read More
In marijuana-ripe region, church defends the faithREDWAY, Calif. (BP) -- "At one time there were three very healthy churches in Redway and now we are the last church standing."
Dave Seaford, pastor of First Baptist Church in the northern California town of 1,200, ventured to one of the nation's most fertile regions for growing marijuana, legally and illegally, in 2014.
The small congregation -- some aging, others part-time workers -- felt a burden for Redway's secularity and "sacrificed to bring us here," said Seaford, former pastor of a North Carolina church founded by Norm Geisler, one of the leading experts in the field of apologetics. Seaford, likewise, is a seasoned defender of the Christian faith, with a reach of more than 2,500 Facebook friends. Read More
Church in marijuana mecca offers 'radical grace'ARCATA, Calif. (BP) -- It's not just that new believers are baptized in the ocean or in a river by Sunny Brae Church in Arcata, Calif.
"These are radical professions of faith from people who are coming from a very different place," Derk Schulze said of the 200 people he has baptized during 21 years as a pastor in one of the nation's top marijuana growing regions. Read More
Anti-Semitism said to demand Christian responseNASHVILLE (BP) -- A wave of anti-Semitism that has drawn responses from government leaders and Jewish groups presents what the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship's president calls a "powerful opportunity" for Christians to share the love of Christ with Jewish neighbors.
Organizations focused on Jewish evangelism "are getting together," SBMF president Ric Worshill told Baptist Press, "and they're trying to find ways to encourage the local church and the local communities to actually let the Jewish people know that [anti-Semitic] conduct is not accepted." Read More
Gaines at rally: Evangelism should be priorityJACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- Evangelism should be the priority of every Christian, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said at the March 5 West Tennessee Evangelism Rally.
"Heaven and hell are looming in the balance, and that's a lot more important than anything else," Gaines, pastor at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, told those gathered at Union University in Jackson, Tenn.
Gaines was the featured preacher at the rally, sponsored by Union and the ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Begin now
Think ahead -- and pray -- about how you can use Easter services to help loved ones and friends come to faith in Christ, Anthony Jordan writes. "Yes, it's several weeks before Easter, but seed planting and cultivation precede the harvest," he writes. Read More
Frank Page's witness fruitful after 35 yearsFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Engaging in door-to-door evangelism earlier this year, two seminary students came across a house they almost overlooked because of its obscurity. When they knocked on the door, Jackie, a man with a unique connection to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, answered the door.
When master of divinity students Sharon Ngai and Christian Stringer told Jackie they were from Southwestern, Jackie informed them that he had given his life to Christ more than 35 years ago as a result of Southwestern students doing door-to-door ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Why I practice cold-call evangelism
In going house to house and knocking on doors to share the Gospel, Brandon Kiesling acknowledges "I get turned away more than I get the opportunity to lead people to faith in Jesus Christ. However, I have also seen a number of people turn to Jesus and get folded into a local church." Read More
Muslim connects campus minister with yearning friendGRESHAM, Ore. (BP) -- Jason Spurlin began by building relationships as director of Northwest Collegiate Ministries at Mt. Hood Community College on the edge of the Portland metropolitan area.
Spurlin arrived at the commuter college in Gresham, Ore., after receiving his degree in kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas, although he had always believed he would go into youth ministry in his home state. Some life struggles following graduation, however, stirred Spurlin to return to the basics of his beliefs by claiming his identity in Christ. Read More