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Pastor: School incident defused by God's interventionOCALA, Fla. (BP) -- First Baptist Church was on the frontline ministering to students, faculty and staff after a gunman opened fire at nearby Forest High School in Ocala, Fla.
One student was injured in the April 20 incident, which lasted only minutes.
But the church's connection to the shooting goes beyond providing crisis ministry to students and their families -- their pastor's eldest daughter came face-to-face with the alleged gunman, Sky Bouche. Read More
FROM THE STATES: La., Ala. and Ill. evangelism/missions news; 'It gets my blood pumping a little harder'
Today's From the States features items from: Baptist Message (Louisiana); The Alabama Baptist;
Illinois Baptist Read More
GOP exodus raises questions about life, libertyWASHINGTON (BP) -- The record number of Republicans leaving Congress not only raises questions about control of the House of Representatives after November's elections but the fate of such issues as the sanctity of human life and religious freedom.
When Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, 48, announced April 11 he would retire at the end of this term, his decision brought to 38 the number of GOP members who have said they will not run for re-election, according to the Pew Research Center. The Senate's April 19 confirmation of Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma increases that total to 39. More Republicans could still announce their retirements. In addition, the seats of two other GOP members who resigned this term will be filled by special election before November, Pew reported. Read More
Q&A: Steve Gaines reflects on SBCDALLAS (BP) -- Leading up to this year's Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas, SBC president Steve Gaines answered questions from Baptist Press regarding this year's gathering and lessons and rewarding moments he's encountered during the past two years.
Nearing the end of his second and final one-year term as SBC president, the pastor of Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn., specifically addressed this year's SBC election and some of the challenges the convention faces in the months ahead. ... Read More