Tuesday, January 10, 2017Download All Stories
Reaching the world through theological educationFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Fewer than 10 years ago, the Baptist seminary in Guatemala City was on the verge of closing its doors.
Its library bookshelves were nearly bare; its only technological resources were decades-old computers; and its roof had decayed to the point that classes could not be held when it rained lest students become drenched by the impertinent dripping.
Beyond that, the seminary's reach was limited, leaving would-be ministers who lived far from campus with no option but to fend for themselves. Read More
D.C. church's lesbian co-pastors spark 'concern'WASHINGTON (BP) -- A Washington D.C. church's decision to call a legally-married lesbian couple as co-pastors has led a fellow District of Columbia Baptist Convention pastor to call for "prayerful dialog" between convention leadership and the church. A Southern Baptist Convention seminary president suggested the DCBC should disfellowship the congregation.
Meanwhile, DCBC executive director Robert Cochran told Baptist Press the convention has "no plans to disassociate" with the church and he "has never discussed the issue of homosexuality with" the congregation's leaders. Read More
ACLU challenges Kentucky's new ultrasound law
FRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a new Kentucky law requiring women seeking abortions to undergo an ultrasound first. Read More
Single-day missions offering: Church exceeds $1MROCKWALL, Texas (BP) -- Steve Swofford came with a vision 27 years ago -- a vision for what a church could do to support missions around the globe.
At First Baptist Church Rockwall's annual missions offering day in December, that dream was realized in a single Sunday when church members gave more than $1 million. Read More
Buck sets world record for Tenn. Southern BaptistNASHVILLE (BP) -- A 47-point buck killed by Tennessee Southern Baptist Stephen Tucker is one step closer to official certification as a world record holder for a whitetail deer.
A four-judge panel representing the Boone and Crockett Club measured the deer's rack Jan. 9 and gave it a score of 312-3/8 in the non-typical rack category, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) said in a press release. The score exceeds the previous world record of 307-5/8 set in 2003 in Albia, Iowa. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Anxious mom, sovereign God
Melanie Lenow realizes she can't keep her children safe 100 percent of the time, "but I know God loves them even more than I do and whatever He chooses to allow in their lives is for the purpose of His glory." Read More
FROM THE STATES: Ill., Ga., Mo. evangelism/missions news; 'I said sure, we can take care of that'
Today's From the States features items from: Illinois Baptist; Christian Index (Georgia); The Pathway (Missouri) Read More