HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (BP) -- Xavier Cunningham, 10, was climbing into a treehouse when he encountered a massive wasp nestand then, falling to the ground face-first, impaled his head on a foot-long meat skewer.
The next two days brought brushes with death and a survival story one neurosurgeon called "miraculous."
By T. Patrick Hudson, Midwestern Seminary|
September 24, 2018
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Hopefulness for the future of the Southern Baptist Convention in a season of denominational transition was voiced by Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, in a discussion Sept. 19 with Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
By Diana Chandler, Baptist Press|
September 21, 2018
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (BP) -- "Before Maria and after Maria" is the word on the streets of Puerto Rico. "That's how life changed," native Puerto Rican and Southern Baptist minister Jonathan Santiago told Baptist Press a year after the hurricane.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (BP) -- Rising floodwaters have cut off the supply chains of some Southern Baptist Disaster Relief efforts following Hurricane Florence, and others are increasingly threatened. But that's not slowing down ministry to North Carolina communities hit by the storm.
By Bridget Lipin, American Baptist News Service|
September 17, 2018
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS)—The American Baptist Churches of the Central Region called the Rev. Dr. Gregg Hemmen to serve as its next Executive Minister at a meeting of the region’s Board of Directors on Saturday, September 8.
By Brian Blackwell, Baptist Message|
September 17, 2018
HOUMA, La. (BP) -- NASA's Clifton Arnold is a rocket scientist with a successful formula for church planting.
"You get them in the door with music, you keep them in the house with teaching," Arnold, who planted Kingdom Life Fellowship in Houma, La., in 2016, told the Baptist Message. "People go to churches where they like their worship style and their teaching is solid."
By Brandon Elrod, North American Mission Board|
September 12, 2018
CARY, N.C. (BP) -- Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers are on alert as Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm currently in the Atlantic Ocean, is reportedly expected to make landfall on the Carolina coast late Thursday or Friday morning.
By Sharon Mager, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware|
September 11, 2018
BOWIE, Md. (BP) -- The Nicaraguan woman was surprised to see the visitors -- Americans, who were kind, bringing soft words, praying for her and her family. They also gave her a Bible, and visited her bedridden son. She watched with a smile as the boy looked up at the visitors, and they gave him a blow-up soccer ball.