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World's oldest person: an 'extra-precious' BaptistDUANVALE, Jamaica (BP) -- What has the world's oldest person, Violet Mosse-Brown, age 117, done nearly all her life?
She has been a faithful, industrious church member, according to the Jamaica Baptist Reporter of the Jamaica Baptist Union.
Mosse-Brown, baptized at age 13, became the world's oldest person after the April 15 death of Emma Morano of Italy, also 117. Morano was born on Nov. 29, 1899 and was the last living person born during the 1800s prior to her death. Mosse-Brown was born on March 30, 1900, in Duanvale in northwest Jamaica, 47 kilometers east of Montego Bay. Read More
TRUSTEES: Lemke named to NOBTS assessment roleNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustees approved three administrators for new roles and elected two faculty members during their spring meeting April 12.
The trustees approved a $24.3 million budget. Several significant curriculum adjustments were approved including the renaming of the Division of Christian Education to Division of the Discipleship and Ministry Leadership and name changes for the seminary's counseling degrees. Read More
The Malatya murders: 10 years of forgiveness
A widow's words of forgiveness remain a vivid example of the Gospel 10 years after the slaying of three Christians in Malatya, Turkey. Read More
Chonda Pierce's 'Enough' in theaters April 25 only
Christian comedian Chonda Pierce's second documentary film, "Enough," will show for one night only on April 25 in more than 800 theaters in the U.S. Read More
FROM THE STATES: Wash., Calif. and Ala. evangelism/missions news; 'We gave birth to that church'
Today's From the States features items from: Northwest Baptist Witness (Washington); California Southern Baptist; The Alabama Baptist Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Keep your eye on the ball
Southern Baptists, Randy Davis notes, have maintained a focus on global evangelism, ministerial preparation and benevolent ministries like orphan care for nine decades through the Cooperative Program. Still today, the resources "to shake this world from beneath the dark veil of spiritual lostness currently reside within our churches," he writes. Read More