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Baptist Press - Jul 08, 2014 4:22 PM

BELGRADE, Serbia (BP) -- While many will spend their summer vacation on beaches or in amusement parks, a handful of Southern Baptists will spend their time knee-deep in mud to help rebuild lives destroyed by floodwaters.This summer, unusual amounts of ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 08, 2014 4:22 PM

NEW YORK (BP) -- Can the still, small voice of God be heard amid the sensory overload of Times Square's bombastic billboards and teeming crowds of people from life's every corner?That voice was heard by Nick, a young Marine from New Jersey who came to ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 07, 2014 5:22 PM

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) -- The Pastors Task Force on Southern Baptist Convention Evangelistic Impact & Declining Baptisms reported their findings in May. This diverse group of 15 summarized their work into five recommendations:-- Pray for spiritual awake ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 07, 2014 5:22 PM

EDITOR'S NOTE: 2nd VIEW is a key Baptist Press story that has been posted within the past several days. For a listing of additional key stories in Baptist Press in recent days, always take a look at the daily RECENT NEWS listing.Originally posted July ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 07, 2014 5:22 PM

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Louis Zamperini, an Olympian who was later captured by the Japanese during World War II and whose story was told in the book "Unbroken," died July 2 at age 97.Zamperini's story was originally made famous by Laura Hillenbrand, author o ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 07, 2014 5:22 PM

NASHVILLE (BP) -- A Texas nonprofit is responding to criticisms by several former employees of its care of Latin American children who have crossed the border into the U.S.The nonprofit known by the initials BCFS was identified in a Fox News website re ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 07, 2014 5:22 PM

NASHVILLE (BP) -- On the 70th anniversary of George W. Truett's death, present and former pastors of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas -- where Truett pastored for 47 years -- said his most famous sermon on religious liberty has implications for the a ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 07, 2014 5:22 PM

NORTHEAST NIGERIA (BP) -- More than 60 Nigerian women and girls Boko Haram abducted from northeast Nigeria two weeks ago have escaped and are reunited with their families, the Associated Press reported today (July 7).The women and girls are not part of ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 07, 2014 5:22 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Richard and Sharla Rachel are typical American grandparents who enjoy being a part of their grandchildren's lives. They babysit. They have dinner together. They read books and play games. But one significant difference distinguish ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 07, 2014 5:22 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- During my pregnancies with my daughter and my son, I read in the Bible about Hannah a lot and knew what courage it took for Hannah to leave Samuel at the temple with Eli. I thought about my children.Could I live a life in such a w ...more