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Sri Lanka Christian massacre ‘shocking in its cruelty’
Apr23

Sri Lanka Christian massacre ‘shocking in its cruelty’

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (BP) — Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that targeted Christians and killed at least 290 people have prompted calls to prayer by Southern Baptists who work to take the Gospel to South Asian people groups. “As we process the news of attacks on Easter services today in Sri Lanka, our hearts are grieved,” the Southern Baptist workers said as a group in written comments. “We weep with those who weep...

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Malaysian pastor abducted by police, panel finds
Apr09

Malaysian pastor abducted by police, panel finds

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (BP) — A kidnapped Malaysian pastor was abducted by police for allegedly proselytizing Muslims, Malaysia’s human rights commission has concluded following a two-year investigation. The family of 63-year-old Raymond Koh — who was abducted in February 2017 in Kuala Lumpur — hopes he is still alive and that the Malaysian government investigates the matter further, a Nashville-area pastor and...

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‘Unplanned’ movie backers hopeful despite media slams
Apr01

‘Unplanned’ movie backers hopeful despite media slams

NASHVILLE (BP) — The pro-life movie “Unplanned” opens in theaters today (March 29) amid a flurry of media attention centered on the film’s realistic depiction of abortion and its political implications. But pro-life advocates hope the greatest impact of “Unplanned” will be changed lives. “In the past four days, I have received three emails from women who previously worked in abortion clinics...

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Ronnie Floyd named as SBC EC president nominee
Mar31

Ronnie Floyd named as SBC EC president nominee

NASHVILLE (BP)—Arkansas pastor and former Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) president Ronnie Floyd will be recommended for the presidency of the SBC Executive Committee, the EC’s presidential search committee announced today (March 31). The full EC will consider Floyd’s nomination Tuesday, April 2, at a special called meeting in Dallas to begin at 11 a.m. Central at the Grand Hyatt at the Dallas-Fort Worth International...

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100-year-old recalls service on 1963 Baptist Faith & Message committee
Mar26

100-year-old recalls service on 1963 Baptist Faith & Message committee

KETTERING, Ohio (BP) — At age 100, with some memories fading, Walter Davis still remembers the 1962 phone call he received from then-Southern Baptist Convention President Herschel Hobbs to ask if Davis would serve on a committee to revise the Baptist Faith and Message. “It was an honor to serve on the committee,” Davis told Baptist Press with help from his son Greg. Walter Davis turned 100 this month and is believed...

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