Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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  • WORLD SERIES: Astros wall ad spotlights Houston's First

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (one year ago)

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    HOUSTON (BP) -- At a critical moment in this year's Major League Baseball playoffs, pursuit of a Houston Astros home run ball at Minute Maid Park caused New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge to crash into a right field sign promoting Houston's First Baptist Church.

    Minutes later, the church tweeted to Judge, a candidate for both the American League Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year awards, "Our church is more welcoming and forgiving than our sign." Read More

  • LifeWay nears move; Draper Tower set for implosion

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The new owner of LifeWay Christian Resources' Nashville corporate headquarters has slated demolition of the Draper Tower for early December, just weeks after the entity moves to its new home blocks away.

    Plans to demolish the tower by implosion are scheduled for Dec. 2, followed by the demolition of the Sullivan Tower in early 2018. LifeWay Christian Bookstore on the site has already been torn down.

    Several historic and iconic accents of the original campus will be preserved, ... Read More

  • Nevada Baptists called 'pacesetter' for CP giving

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (one year ago)

    LAS VEGAS (BP) -- With the theme, "Stand," based on Acts 18: 9-10, messengers gathered for the 39th annual meeting of the Nevada Baptist Convention on Oct. 16-17.

    In addition to approving new churches, hearing numerous ministry reports and being called a "pacesetter" in Cooperative Program giving, Nevada Southern Baptists also heard about outreach efforts following the Las Vegas mass shooting on Oct. 1 that left 58 dead and more than 500 injured. Read More

  • GuideStone health plans available amid ACA flux

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (one year ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Inaction by Washington on reforms to the Affordable Care Act has led to much uncertainty for those in the health care exchanges created under the 2010 law.

    GuideStone Financial Resources is prepared with options for churches looking to help their pastors and staff members obtain health care coverage for themselves and their families.

    In many counties around the United States, only one option is available on the state Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Connected to the family

    by Kevin Ezell , posted Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (one year ago)

    Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, tells of a church planter in Maine who is "not alone" due to Southern Baptists' cooperative support. Read More