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White nationalists meet gospel witness in Va., D.C.

August 13 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press

On the one-year anniversary of white nationalist protests that left three people dead in Charlottesville, Va., area believers countered the planned Unite the Right rally with worship and repentance. In Washington – where white nationalists planned a first-anniversary repeat of their Aug. 12, 2017, Unite the Right rally – police were on high alert, and Christians requested heightened prayer.

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NAMB launches evangelism group, names executive director

August 13 2018 by Mike Ebert, NAMB

The North American Mission Board (NAMB) is launching an evangelism and leadership group that will promote evangelism among Southern Baptist churches, provide evangelistic resources and equip pastors to help their congregations become more evangelistically active. Jim Law, who currently serves as executive pastor at First Baptist Church Woodstock, Ga., will serve as executive director of the new group.

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GuideStone marks centennial anniversary

August 13 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources

Marking the 100th anniversary of GuideStone Financial Resources, the Southern Baptist entity’s trustees gathered July 30-31 in regular session to hear ministry reports from its executive leadership team and staff. Trustees gave thanks to the Lord for the entity’s ministry and for the vision of founder William Lunsford.

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God’s discipline

August 13 2018 by Chuck Lawless

None of us likes being at the receiving end of God’s discipline – especially when we’re in the midst of it. Every believer I know, though, has been through it. If you haven’t yet been, you will be at some point.   Read More

On the road for missions: Hendersons share WMU story

August 10 2018 by Caleb Yarbrough, Arkansas Baptist News

The rumble of the on-board generator lent a muffled, but noticeable, undertone as Trennis and Pam Henderson gave a tour of their new home. Outfitted with all the modern comforts and conveniences expected in a 21st century home – if not in somewhat smaller proportions – the Hendersons’ new home is a 24-foot-long Winnebago RV. 

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Man dumps retirement, launches new career in ministry

August 10 2018 by Roger Alford, Kentucky Today

With his walking cane firmly in hand, pastor Forrest Ivy strides intentionally into his church, a new knee still tender from replacement surgery. A few aches and pains won’t keep this 66-year-old from preaching the gospel. At a stage in life when most people are settling into retirement, Ivy is launching out on a whole new career as a Kentucky Baptist pastor.

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New Billy Graham tributes launched

August 9 2018 by Joy Allmond, Facts & Trends

On Aug. 20, the permanent Sirius XM channel dedicated exclusively to messages from “America’s Pastor,” who preached over the decades in hundreds of venues around the globe, will launch. The Billy Graham Channel began a series of limited runs last November, beginning with Graham’s 99th birthday, and included a temporary tribute channel …

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University ends baby body parts program

August 9 2018 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD

Researchers at the University of New Mexico will no longer procure, sell, or dissect aborted baby body parts, the university announced recently. The research program led for two decades by Robin Ohls, a pediatrics professor, was halted following an internal investigation.

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University of Iowa sued again over religious liberty

August 9 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press

For the second time in less than a year, a Christian student group has sued the University of Iowa to protect its right to select leaders who hold traditional Christian beliefs. The InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship filed a lawsuit in federal court Aug. 6 after the university revoked the fellowship’s status as an official student organization …

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Can you spiritually multitask?

August 9 2018 by David Jeremiah

Instead of having one slow brain, today’s computers have several really fast brains that can handle tasks independently of each other. While the brain God gave us is more powerful than any computer, we only have one. And it works best when it is focused on one thing at a time.

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