Baptist Press Archive

Friday, April 13, 2018

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  • Sutherland Springs expresses accountability to donors

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 13, 2018 (8 months ago)

    Image by Myrick Gurosky and Associates, provided by the North American Mission Board
    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (BP) -- Donors supporting First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs after the mass murder of 26 worshippers there can be assured of the church's integrity in handling donations, the church said in an April 12th open letter.

    The statement comes after concerns related to the use of funds for victim relief have been raised, a spokesman for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) confirmed to Baptist Press today (April 13). Read More

  • Class of 2017 church plants proclaim Jesus, change lives

    by Brandon Elrod, posted Friday, April 13, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- One October morning in 2017, a young lady visited a brand new church in Montréal. She didn't have a positive view of Christianity, but something struck a chord with her that morning.

    "She came up to me after the service and told me she didn't understand what she was feeling," said Jackson Ntumba, pastor of La Chapelle Ahuntsic, a church plant that launched in September 2017. "She didn't know Jesus, but she wanted to know more about Him."

    She spent time after La Chapelle's Sunday services in the church's one-on-one ministry which is designed to facilitate conversations about Christianity. She gave her life to Christ and was baptized the following month. Read More

  • Zuckerberg stirs discussion of privacy, censorship

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 13, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Following Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony on Capitol Hill this week, some evangelicals have underscored their concerns about internet data protection and online censorship of conservative views.

    Zuckerberg appeared before U.S. Senate and House committees April 10-11 in the wake of news that the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica collected personal data from up to 87 million Facebook users in an allegedly improper manner. During the two days of testimony, Zuckerberg faced nearly 600 questions from about 100 lawmakers, according to The New York Times. Read More

  • Being a single adoptive parent on mission

    by K. Faith Morgan, posted Friday, April 13, 2018 (8 months ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- "So, what are you doing about it now?" my pastor asked when I told him God had called me to foster care.

    One question -- eight words -- changed my life forever. I've known for a long time that's what God called me to do, but I thought it was a someday sort of calling -- a calling with prerequisites. I made the naïve assumption that this was the kind of ministry you could only do if you were married. Read More

  • Discipleship: When one man walks alongside another

    by Grace Thornton/Alabama Baptist, posted Friday, April 13, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    BUTLER, Ala. (BP) -- It was late one Saturday night when Terry Long plunged into his darkest hour. He stood alone in a small church in south Alabama, plunging his paintbrush over and over into a can of paint, hoping to change the color of his surroundings.

    In the metaphorical sense, it wasn't working.

    Things still looked bad. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: A Bible in his pocket

    by Keith Shorter, posted Friday, April 13, 2018 (8 months ago)

    Keith Shorter tells of a man with the Bible in his heart, a man who trusted in the Bible's power and a man, in astonishment, with the Bible in his pocket. Read More