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  • 'Be the light' urged after Jacksonville shootings

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, August 27, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) -- Four deaths and 13 injuries from shootings at two sporting events this past weekend in Jacksonville, Fla., have leaders lamenting "a new normal" of violence amid calls to prayer that seemingly fade away.

    Three were killed and 11 injured in a mass shooting at a high stakes video game tournament Sunday (Aug. 26) in downtown Jacksonville, following the killing of one and the injury of two others at a high security Friday night high school football game just seven miles away. The violence follows the Valentine's Day 2018 massacre of 14 students and staff at a Parkland, Fla., high school that also injured 17. Read More

  • Fla. school tragedy: Prayer enlisted as tears abound

    by Art Toalston, posted Friday, February 16, 2018 (11 months ago)

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    PARKLAND, Fla. (BP) -- Amid the pressing anguish from the school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Florida, Baptists nationwide can come alongside victims and families by interceding in prayer, key Baptist leaders said in sorrow-laden statements.

    Tommy Green, executive director of the Florida Baptist Convention, stated, "We ask that our Southern Baptist family join us in specific prayer this Sunday for those impacted by this horrific event. Our prayer is for God to grant comfort, mercy, and peace to these families." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The pastors, they were there

    by Paul Chitwood, posted Friday, January 26, 2018 (one year ago)

    As anxious parents of students at Marshall County High School waited to learn who may have been killed or wounded when a student opened fire on his classmates, pastors were in their midst to convey God's compassion. Read More

  • Ky. leader & pastors minister amid shooting aftermath

    by Kentucky Today & Western Recorder, posted Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (one year ago) screen capture
    BENTON, Ky. (BP) -- The school shooting in Kentucky provided Baptist leader Paul Chitwood an extraordinary opportunity for ministry Tuesday (Jan. 23) among families of the two students killed and 17 others injured in a classmate's melee.

    Chitwood, executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, was visiting with Marshall County pastors when he received word of the shootings at Marshall County High School, about 20 miles southeast of Paducah.

    The alleged 15-year-old shooter, who was disrupted by a Marshall County ... Read More

  • Forgiveness, hope mark community after tragedy

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

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    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