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FIRST-PERSON: Truth decay
America desperately needs a "truth infusion," John Kyle writes. "No legislation can stop the cultural decay. Only God's truth can change a heart and correct the course of a nation." Read More
What else could go wrong? Yet he saw God prevailFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Dusty Marshall learned an important lesson during a spring break preaching assignment: When Satan is up to something, God is up to something greater.
Marshall was one of 87 students and faculty from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary who participated in the annual "Revive This Nation" initiative, leading revival services in churches from New York to Hawaii during the seminary's March 11-14 spring break. Read More
Members of 117 churches urged to 'rise up, build'BENTON, La. (BP) -- Nearly 700 members of the Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association's 117 churches came together to cry out to God to bring revival during the local fellowship's third annual "Call to Prayer."
Hosted by Cypress Baptist Church, Benton, the Jan. 28 gathering brought together Christians of various ages and ethnicities to pray for law enforcement, the persecuted church, missionaries serving around the world, pastors and other church leaders. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Revival & the glory of God
Doug Metzger recounts his realization that the motivation to pray for revival amid churches and a culture in decline must be, first and foremost, for the glory of God. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: A puddle of tears
Keith Shorter had never seen such a thing before -- a puddle of tears at the church altar. "Someone was genuinely crying out to God for His intervention," Shorter writes of his yearning for revival. Read More
Great Awakening theology cited as evangelism aidFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Christians who experienced America's First and Second Great Awakenings were united in their belief that sinners must trust Christ for salvation. But over a span of 100 years, they expressed varying ideas of how to lead nonbelievers to Jesus.
Those evolving soul winning methods and the theology behind them are the subject of "Theologies of the American Revivalists," a book released in April by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Robert Caldwell. Read More
Ghost town church sees Holy Ghost revivalORGAN, N.M. (BP) -- With numerous dilapidated buildings and only 323 residents according to the 2010 U.S. census, Organ, N.M., appears on at least one website listing American ghost towns. But Pastor Mitch Newton prefers to think of it as a Holy Ghost town because of the surprising work God has done through the town's Baptist church.
Over the past three years, Faith Christian Fellowship has grown from five worship attendees to more than 25. The congregation has baptized six people over that span, with three more baptisms scheduled for the coming weeks. Read More
Awaken Ada: 'Overwhelming' events draw 200 decisionsADA, Okla. (BP) -- If God were to begin a spiritual awakening in the "Bible Belt," He might just choose a place like Ada to do it. That is what Brad Graves, pastor of Ada First Baptist Church, believed.
Through a multi-day event in February called "Awaken Ada," the church saw approximately 200 spiritual decisions and has recorded more than 65 baptisms.
"Many describe what happened in Ada, Okla., last week as unbelievable, overwhelming, anointed; and most said it was simply indescribable," said Graves who mentioned there were a few "only God" moments leading up to Awaken Ada. Read More
Revival key for family unit, pastor saysKATY, Texas (BP) -- More than 3,000 people of all ages worship each week at Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy, Texas. Bucking a decades-old national trend, children past nursery age sit with their parents during Sunday morning worship.
Family togetherness is a significant aspect of home life, church life and denominational life at Kingsland Baptist Church, where Ryan Rush has been pastor since May 2014. Read More
In D.C., Floyd urges pastors to pray for revivalWASHINGTON (BP) -- The widespread sense Americans cannot solve their own problems gives Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd hope, he told a gathering of pastors Thursday evening (May 21) in Washington.
Floyd brought his call to prayer for revival and spiritual awakening to a packed ballroom of more than 600 people at the annual Watchmen on the Wall pastors briefing. He spoke to the crowd of mostly pastors a night after preaching at a worship service in the U.S. Capitol building. Read More