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VETERAN USES WAR EXPERIENCE TO MINISTER TO AIRMEN

May 26, 2017

By Jane Rodgers Southern Baptist Texan EDITOR’S NOTE: May 29 is Memorial Day. SAN ANTONIO (BP) — As an Air Force pararescueman in Vietnam, Doug Brinson often faced death to save downed pilots, including a treacherous three-week stretch of missions in 1972 that shaped his life in ways he will never forget. “I probably aged […]

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WHAT IS RAMADAN, AND WHY SHOULD CHRISTIANS CARE?

May 25, 2017

International Mission Board Imagine not taking in food or drink during daylight hours for twenty-eight days straight. Envision what it would be like for that practice to be directly linked to your standing in society or your stature with God. This is the reality for Muslims during the month of Ramadan, a time when every […]

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GAINES CALLS FOR 21-DAY FAST BEFORE PHOENIX SBC

May 24, 2017

by David Roach Baptist Press EDITOR’S NOTE: The full text of SBC President Steve Gaines’ call to prayer is printed below. PHOENIX (BP) — Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines has called Southern Baptists to 21 days of prayer and fasting leading up to the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix. The fast will begin May […]

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GRADY COTHEN, FORMER PRES. OF 2 SBC ENTITIES, DIES

May 24, 2017

By David Roach, Baptist Press and Marilyn Stewart, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary RIDGELAND, Miss. (BP) — Grady Cothen — the former chief executive of a state convention, a Southern Baptist university and two Southern Baptist Convention entities — died May 19 at The Orchard retirement home in Ridgeland, Miss. He was 96. Among his […]

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GRAHAM TOUR TARGETS TENNESSEE TOWNS

May 19, 2017

By Diana Chandler Baptist Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It’s not often an evangelist with the following of Billy Graham’s son Franklin hosts gospel events in communities as small as Jackson, home to about 68,000 people. Fresh from the success of the 2016 Decision America Tour that drew a total of 230,000 people to prayer rallies […]

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SOUTHWESTERN TO HOUSE BILL WALLACE PAPERS

May 17, 2017

By Julie Owens Baptist Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Southern Baptist medical missionary and martyr Bill Wallace suffered profoundly in his last weeks on earth, but he had long been prepared. “There is no sacrifice in all the world too great for a man to make for the Lord Jesus Christ,” he wrote in an […]

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STATE LEGISLATORS OK POST-VIABLE ABORTION BAN

May 16, 2017

By Tom Strode Baptist Press NASHVILLE — The Tennessee legislature has overwhelmingly approved a ban on post-viability abortions, drawing praise from the president of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board and the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity. The House of Representatives voted 69-18 in favor of the Tennessee Infants Protection Act May 3, […]

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‘O LORD LISTEN, FORGIVE, HEAR, ACT’ AMERICA PRAYS

May 5, 2017

By Diana Chandler Baptist Press WASHINGTON (BP) — From 45,000 or more venues including public parks, courthouses, churches, community centers, government buildings and the like, concerted pleas went up to God for America on the 66th annual National Day of Prayer. “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act!” was the organized […]

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AMERICANS LIKE BIBLE BUT DON’T READ IT

May 5, 2017

By Bob Smietana Lifeway Research NASHVILLE — Americans have a positive view of the Bible. And many say the Christian Scriptures are filled with moral lessons for today. However, more than half of Americans have read little or none of the Bible. Less than a quarter of those who have ever read a Bible have […]

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SBC PHOENIX: ‘PRAY! FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS’

May 4, 2017

Baptist Press PHOENIX — As this year’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting approaches, SBC President and Tennessee pastor Steve Gaines says fellow Baptists should anticipate emphases on prayer, evangelism, and financial stewardship at the June 13-14 gathering in Phoenix, where the 2003 and 2011 annual meetings also were held. This year’s annual meeting theme is […]

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GAINES: ‘A PRAYER FOR AMERICA’

May 4, 2017

By Steve Gaines SBC President & Pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova MEMPHIS (BP) — Today is the National Day of Prayer in the United States of America. As Bible-believing Christians, we believe in prayer. We know that God answers the faith-filled, frequent, fervent prayers of His people. As Southern Baptists, we believe that we should […]

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WMU GIVES SECOND GRANT TO FIRE RELIEF

May 3, 2017

Baptist Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — As the Smoky Mountain resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge continue to recover from last year’s devastating wildfires, a second $5,000 HEART (Humanitarian Emergency Aid for Rebuilding Tomorrow) Fund grant from the national Woman’s Missionary Union and the WMU Foundation will assist workers struggling due to the decline in […]

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