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WWI missions, theology legacies rememberedNASHVILLE (BP) -- Baptist minister C.C. Davison encountered recently drafted soldier Grover Cleaver Sept. 12, 1918, on the back steps of an Army mess hall. Grover appeared dejected over the telegram announcing his mother's death. Sitting on the steps, Davison wrote in Arkansas' Baptist Advance newsjournal, "I marked for him a tract furnished by our Sunday School Board" and "led him to the Savior." A month later, Cleaver was dead.
"What if there had been no Baptist war worker?" Davison asked. Read More
VETERANS DAY: Why we remember
Veterans Day this year, Chaplain (COL) Robert Hart notes, carries special meeting as the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I. Read More
MOVIES: A common thread
Phil Boatwright highlights three diverse films that have a common thread: They suggest we are more than mental and physical beings. Read More
Tariff concerns needn't be 'distraction' to investorsDALLAS (BP) -- Current news of tariffs and trade disputes has added volatility to the financial markets due to the uncertainty it creates but likely will have little impact on long-term investors, according to analysts with GuideStone Financial Resources.
Despite initial concerns that the moves could hamper growth, global markets have generally continued to trade in a narrow range while investors evaluate other, likely more impactful, near-term economic developments. Read More
FOURTH OF JULY: They preserved our independence
During America's 243 years of independence, retired chaplain Doug Carver writes, "our veterans have always been there, faithfully answering the call to duty." Read More
'Flywheel' began Kendrick brothers' filmmaking ascentALBANY, Ga. (BP) -- Evangelicals were introduced to a new level of faith-based filmmaking 15 years ago when brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick released "Flywheel," a $20,000-budget film using church members as the cast and production crew to convey biblical truth.
"We're just amazed at what the Lord's done with it," Alex Kendrick told Baptist Press.
The brothers, who served on staff at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga., went on to produce "Facing the Giants," "Fireproof," "Courageous" and "War Room." Read More
Twin brothers, WWII veterans, joined for eternityMCALESTER, Okla. (BP) -- Claude Stokes guessed he had about 15 seconds to decide how he was going to die.
It was 1944, and the 20-year-old tank commander was lying face-down in a ditch in the middle of a firefight in central Italy when he heard something sizzling. Claude looked up to see a German artillery shell sticking out of the mud about six inches from his head. Since the shell didn't explode on impact, he had a choice: stay put to hope for a dud or run for it through a cloud of German machine gun and mortar fire. Read More
WWII ship's discovery prompts survivor to 'praise the Lord'CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- When Edgar Harrell learned about the recovery of the U.S. Navy cruiser whose sinking he survived 72 years ago, his first reaction was "praise the Lord!"
"I'm so excited," Harrell, 92, told Baptist Press. "It kind of brings closure."
The U.S.S. Indianapolis' discovery was announced Aug. 19 by Paul Allen, an entrepreneur whose research ship located the wreckage 3.5 miles below the surface of the Philippines Sea. The Indianapolis was sunk by Japanese torpedoes July 30 ... Read More
North Korea nuclear escalation spurs call to prayerNASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid escalating tension with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, evangelicals are calling for prayer and advocating wise use of America's diplomatic and military capabilities.
"It appears that the time for a diplomatic solution to curb North Korea's increasing acts of aggression is quickly running out," said former U.S. Army chief of chaplains Douglas Carver. "Now is the time for Southern Baptists to pray for the commander in chief and his cabinet members, our congressional leaders and members of the armed services who may be required to make grave and costly decisions in the near future." Read More
U.S. entry to WWI remembered as chaplaincy catalystNASHVILLE (BP) -- The 100th anniversary of the United States' entry to World War I is also, says former U.S. Army chief of chaplains Douglas Carver, the 100th anniversary of when "the U.S. military chaplaincy came into its own ... as a distinct branch of the Armed Services."
Among Southern Baptists, April 2017 additionally marks the 100th anniversary of the North American Mission Board's assignment to coordinate Southern Baptist Convention participation in U.S. military chaplaincy -- initially under the auspices of NAMB's precursor, the Home Mission Board. Read More