International

Uganda seminary leaders report growth

September 19 2017 by BR Staff

Bill Greenwood, a retired pastor from Kernersville, N.C., served as an adjunct professor at Uganda Baptist Seminary (UBS) in Jinja, Uganda, in 2015. He and his wife, Sheryl, recently hosted a gathering for Jack Frost, founder and former principal of UBS, and Anthony Shelton, current UBS principal.

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China tightens worship, Sunday school restrictions

September 18 2017 by Morning Star News, Editor

China startled Christians by tightening its “choke-hold” on churches there in September, banning Christian education for children and unregistered church worship “as if intending to eliminate all house churches at once,” China Aid told Morning Star News.

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Muslim Fulani herdsmen massacre 20 Christians

September 13 2017 by Morning Star News, Nigeria Correspondent

Muslim Fulani herdsmen in central Nigeria’s Plateau state massacred 20 Christians, including children, as they slept in an apparent reprisal attack that mystified villagers, sources said. Police reportedly said the attack was an act of vengeance after the discovery last week of a slain and beheaded Fulani boy.

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After Irma, Baptists already issuing food in Caribbean

September 13 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Food and water shortages in the Caribbean are being relieved by Southern Baptist partners and disaster relief workers nearly a week after Hurricane Irma trampled islands and killed at least 38 people. Baptist Global Response is already distributing food in Cuba, where Irma hit 13 of the 15 provinces.

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In Irma-shattered Caribbean, Baptists arrive to help

September 12 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Days after Hurricane Irma killed at least 34 people and destroyed entire communities in the Caribbean and West Indies, Southern Baptist partners are on site assessing the most urgent needs for assistance. A Baptist Global Response disaster assessment and response team arrived Sept. 10 in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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Evolutionary scientist admits theory’s major flaws

September 11 2017 by Julie Borg, WORLD News Service

Gerd Müller, a highly regarded Austrian evolutionary theorist, recently gave a presentation in which he admitted Charles Darwin’s theory largely avoids explaining how life originated. Müller did not espouse any creationist or design beliefs, but his presentation demonstrated that even the staunchest advocates of evolution are forced to admit the theory has many holes.

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Seminary Reformation tours leave pastors inspired

September 8 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Renewed commitments to expository preaching and teaching theology were among pastors’ takeaways this summer from Reformation tours of Europe led by Southern Baptist seminaries. “After going and seeing the tour of Martin Luther [sites] – all ... the risks he took – why would you ever do anything other than preach the Bible?” said Clint Pressley.

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New charges against pastor in Turkey jail

September 6 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

American pastor Andrew Brunson faces new charges punishable by four consecutive life imprisonments in an Izmir, Turkey, prison. The Presbyterian pastor formerly of North Carolina is now accused of espionage aimed at overthrowing the Turkish Parliament and government and undermining the constitutional order of the state.

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Pakistani refugees lost everything but Jesus

September 5 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

A Pakistani asylum seeker said he is grateful for his family’s safety, even though they have lived in hiding for more than six years. Religious violence forced the family from their country and now, due to an unsuccessful resettlement application to the United Nations, they feel trapped in a foreign land.

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North Korea missile launch leads Japan churches to pray

August 31 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Following a North Korean missile launch that triggered emergency sirens in Japan and government warnings to seek cover, Baptists in Japan are expressing trust in God and asking fellow believers for prayer. “Prayers are becoming very specific,” said Ben Howard, an associate pastor at Yokohama International Baptist Church.

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