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  • FIRST-PERSON: Hatred, racism, forgiveness

    by Keith Shorter, posted Tuesday, November 27, 2018 (21 days ago)

    Keith Shorter notes that "hatred, racism and violence were defeated with one simple act of forgiveness" by Reverend Anthony Thompson, whose wife and eight others at were killed at Mother Emanuel AME Church by gunman Dylann Roof. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Two sisters

    by Curt Iles, posted Thursday, February 01, 2018 (10 months ago)

    Curt Iles tells the story of two sisters whose years-long estrangement was healed amid the hardship of hurricanes that struck Louisiana in 2005 -- "two bad sisters named Katrina and Rita." Read More

  • Pope clashes with biblical teaching, Baptists say

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, November 29, 2016 (2 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Pope Francis' newly extended permission for all priests to forgive the sin of abortion demonstrates sharp disagreement between Roman Catholicism and evangelical Christianity over God's forgiveness, Southern Baptist theologians say.

    In an apostolic letter issued Nov. 21, Pope Francis said he was granting "all priests, in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who have committed the sin of procured abortion." ... Read More

  • Forgiveness, hope mark community after tragedy

    by Butch Blume/South Carolina Baptist Courier, posted Monday, November 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Katie McLean/Independent Mail. Used by permission.
    TOWNVILLE, S.C. (BP) -- When the alert sounded Sept. 28 from Kyle Caudell's scanner of an active shooter at Townville Elementary School, his first thought was that it must be a drill. Because his daughter is a fifth-grader at the school, he was aware that teachers and students had practiced for exactly such a scenario only a week before.

    Caudell, pastor of Double Springs Baptist Church in Townville, S.C., and a volunteer firefighter and fire department chaplain, jumped into his SUV and sped toward the school. When his phone lit up with a text from the Double Springs fire ... Read More

  • A baby powder mess & a sin mess

    by John Weaver, posted Friday, March 11, 2016 (2 years ago)

    DITTMER, Mo. (BP) -- Our son Andrew really likes baby powder, sugar and salt. The only place he doesn't like them is in the containers they usually come in. He loves for them to cover the floor, bed, toys, clothes, dishes and basically every surface and room in the house.

    I am still amazed at how quickly the latest supply of baby powder wound up on him, all over our bedroom, one of our cats and parts of the hallway.

    I had briefly turned away from him to fold some clothes when all of a sudden I smelled a very ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Why I must forgive Dylann Roof

    by Todd Brady, posted Friday, June 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- After reeling from the atrocious killings in South Carolina, America again dropped its jaw as family members of the victims stood in court and spoke counter-intuitive words of forgiveness to Dylann Roof, who confessed to murdering nine people in Charleston's Emanuel AME Church. Read More

  • Pizza delivery attack leads student to forgive

    by S. Craig Sanders , posted Thursday, May 07, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- A Boyce College student who was stabbed and carjacked outside an emergency room while making a pizza delivery says he forgives his attacker.

    Josh Lewis, 19, has been employed at Spinelli's Pizzeria since last August and is a sophomore at Boyce, the undergraduate school of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. While delivering a pizza to the emergency room downtown at Norton Hospital on Sunday (May 3), he says a man confronted him outside his car and demanded his keys. When Lewis noticed the man had a knife, he dropped the keys and ran toward the hospital. But Lewis says the man caught up with him and stabbed him in the back before taking off with his black Jeep Cherokee and the pizza inside the car. Read More

  • Wedgwood writes words of love on sanctuary floor

    by Matt Sanders, posted Thursday, October 14, 1999 (19 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--They wrote to God. They wrote to friends who had been killed or wounded. They wrote to the killer. They even wrote to Satan.

    In an act that was part memorial, part ministry and part therapy, many of the young people who had been in Wedgwood Baptist Church's sanctuary the night Larry Ashbrook opened fire wrote messages of hope, forgiveness and love on the once carpet-covered concrete floors Sept. 21. Throughout the next day and night, others from the church wrote their messages. Read More