Child suicide bombings by Boko Haram at all-time high

Boko Haram's abuse of children as suicide bombers is at an all-time high in the Lake Chad region of northeast Nigeria and neighboring countries, UNICEF said Aug. 22.

Appalachia: Preachers 'doing what Jesus would do'

Some people come to Appalachia to test their mettle in mountain climbing or bear hunting. Lifelong friends C.B. Scott and Tim Searcy came for a different kind of challenge. The Southern Baptist preachers arrived in the mountain region to offer help and hope to the area.

Players & coaches gather for football & the Gospel

In a "faith and football" outreach, hundreds of young players meet gridiron notables and hear the Gospel.

  • NFL: Tamme thankful as football season nears

    by Larry Rowell/Western Recorder, posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (14 hours ago)

    DANVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- With four state high school football championships under his belt, four years playing at the University of Kentucky, holding the all-time receiving record at UK for a tight end, and playing for nine years in the NFL, including three Super Bowls, one might say Jacob Tamme has had a fulfilling and successful life.

    However, the unsigned free agent who played last season for the NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons takes his successes -- and challenges -- in stride.

    "Yes, three Super Bowls, I'm 0 for 3," Tamme said laughing, referring to the ... Read More

  • Bible journaling helps readers engage Scripture

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (15 hours ago)

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    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BP) -- Dawn Rush was horrified when her teenage daughter, Ashley, started drawing in her Bible.

    "She was writing all over the Word of God!" said Rush, who attends New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro. "She kept asking me to paint in her Bible. That gave me panic attacks."

    But treating Scripture as a canvas wasn't a sign of disrespect, Rush discovered. Instead, it helped Ashley connect with God as she overcame severe depression. Read More

  • Church grows from a street corner among the homeless

    by Emily Howsden/Oklahoma Baptist Messenger, posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (yesterday)

    TULSA, Okla. (BP) -- A church that started with no home now offers a home and hope to people of all backgrounds, economic statuses and life situations.

    Hope Church in Tulsa, Okla., is just off of 49th Street in Tulsa not far from downtown, where Hope's pastor, Earl Krumsiek, first started worshiping with the city's homeless.

    "We always say here at Hope, we love people where they are, we don't leave them where they are," Krumsiek said. Read More

  • Floyd named National Day of Prayer president

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (yesterday)

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    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP) -- Immediate past Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd has been appointed president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, the organization announced today (Aug. 22).

    Floyd, who will continue to serve as pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, wrote in a blog post announcing his latest ministry assignment, "In this desperate and urgent hour when turmoil and division is evident in America and security threats are being made against America, it is imperative that we do all we can right now to mobilize unified public prayer for America. Read More