Baptist Press Archive

Monday, April 16, 2018

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  • Boston Marathon: Ky. Bapt. recalls life-changing 2013 run

    by Mark Maynard/Kentucky Today , posted Monday, April 16, 2018 (6 months ago)

    ASHLAND, Ky. (BP) -- It's safe to say, marathoner and Kentucky Baptist Amy Compston will never forget April 15, 2013.

    It's a clear and defining marker in her life. There's the Amy Compston before that date and the Amy Compston after that date.

    The same could be said for her family members, 22 of them in all who were with her that day. Read More

  • Nat'l Day of Prayer: Unity in nation, among churches

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 16, 2018 (6 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Unity across the nation and among churches spanning all denominations, generations, races and cultures is the overarching plea of the 2018 National Day of Prayer May 3.

    Mobilizing people across the nation in public prayer events May 3 -- capped by a nationally televised and livestreamed prayer service at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) at the U.S. Capitol Building -- is the day's goal, event president Ronnie Floyd said at nationaldayofprayer.org. Read More

  • Mike Pence meeting sparks reports, prayer in churches

    by David Roach, posted Monday, April 16, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Prayer for America's leaders and reports of a pastors' meeting with Vice President Mike Pence were among the components of worship in some Southern Baptist churches Sunday (April 15).

    The prayer times and reports followed an April 11 meeting involving Pence and several dozen pastors and their wives in Washington for the Mega Metro Conference, an annual gathering for pastors of Southern Baptist churches with average worship attendance of at least 3,000 or average Sunday School attendance of at least 2,000. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: NOBTS announces multiethnic initiative

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Monday, April 16, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary announced a multiethnic initiative designed to diversify the seminary community and a tuition cap plan during its spring trustee meeting on April 12.

    Trustees approved a $23.4 million dollar budget, four new master of arts in missiology specializations, new undergraduate training sites and faculty promotions. In addition, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore was named visiting professor of theology and ethics, and Liberty University apologist ... Read More

  • Equipping the American church for missions

    by Emily Verlin, posted Monday, April 16, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Before I moved back to the U.S. after serving as a missionary for two years in South Asia, many people told me to expect a difficult season as I returned home. They told me I would experience reverse culture shock in a variety of ways.

    Reverse culture shock is a common experience for many returned missionaries. And it would be easy to let these struggles paralyze us when we return from the field. However, our field experience -- whether it was two years or 20 -- has given us a tremendous opportunity to continue the work back home. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: 'Let me get back to you'

    by David Jeremiah, posted Monday, April 16, 2018 (6 months ago)

    When someone asks difficult questions, David Jeremiah suggests responding in a way that can continue the conversation at a later time -- "especially important if the person is someone who is curious about the Christian faith." Read More