Baptist Press Archive

Monday, December 10, 2018

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  • Churches help keep Tanzania hospital running

    by IMB staff, posted Monday, December 10, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    KIGOMA, Tanzania (BP) -- At the end of a beaten-up road in Tanzania, a small hospital occasionally is filled to capacity with patients -- and then supplies begin to run thin.

    "One time we didn't have any more Ketamine, a drug used for anesthesia, and we had been doing a lot of C-sections," said Larry Pepper, an International Mission Board doctor who serves at the Baptist Hospital in the town of Kigoma. See related story. "Another time we didn't have enough suture material." Read More

  • 'Good Ol' Boy' drinking truck thrives on new path

    by Grace Thornton/Alabama Baptist, posted Monday, December 10, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    GORDO, Ala. (BP) -- A couple of years ago, Terry Billings saw his old truck sitting in the field, weeds growing up through it. Then he heard God whisper that He could take that old truck and make something new out of it.

    "At that point, it was worthless," Billings said.

    He had spent a lot of years in that truck going mudding and drinking out on the farm. He'd lived a lot of his life far from the shadows of any church, except maybe to ... Read More

  • Fire burns older part of First Baptist Bossier City

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, December 10, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    BOSSIER CITY, La. (BP) -- A pre-dawn fire heavily damaged the older sanctuary and nearby areas of First Baptist Church of Bossier City today (Dec. 10), pastor Brad Jurkovich told Baptist Press as firefighters battled the blaze for hours.

    No one was injured and the cause of the fire at the megachurch had not been established as fire fighters got the blaze under control, Jurkovich said four and a half hours after engines arrived.

    "The older parts of our campus are badly damaged if not completely destroyed," Jurkovich ... Read More

  • Coach Freeze to 'enjoy' football again at Liberty

    by David Roach, posted Monday, December 10, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    LYNCHBURG, Va. (BP) -- Overcoming past failures and finishing life well were repeated emphases of former Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze when he was presented Dec. 7 as Liberty University's new coach.

    "I believe in teaching young men on our team all the lessons of when I got it right and when I got it wrong and what the consequences are," Freeze said during a media event at Liberty, an evangelical university in Lynchburg, Va., and partner of the Southern Baptist Convention of Virginia. "... I've been on both ends of it -- won Sugar Bowls and been praised, didn't handle it exactly right, and I've made decisions that hurt a lot of people. I don't ever want to ... Read More

  • Jess Moody, pastor with education & movie sway, dies

    by Art Toalston, posted Monday, December 10, 2018 (2 months ago)

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (BP) -- Jess Moody, a visionary evangelistic pastor who influenced the fields of education and the film and TV industry, died Friday, Dec. 7, in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 93.

    Moody was the founder of Palm Beach Atlanta College (now University) in West Palm Beach in 1968 and later, in the Los Angeles area, a witness to Hollywood.

    He also was one of three nominees for Southern Baptist Convention president in 1992. He served as the 1965 president of the SBC Pastors' Conference and addressed its sessions ... Read More