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Refugees ‘people that need help,’ simulation shows
May24

Refugees ‘people that need help,’ simulation shows

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — Imagine having to either flee with the one child in your arms or run amid gunfire in search of your other children perhaps already killed by terrorists attacking your community. Brian Moore was one of about 100 others who encountered such a decision May 15 at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. — but that experience was only a simulated exercise of loss. “For people in...

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Chitwood on border thanks Baptists for Venezuela aid
May13

Chitwood on border thanks Baptists for Venezuela aid

VENEZUELA (BP) — International Mission Board President Paul Chitwood ends today (May 13) a weeklong trip that included the Venezuelan border where he encouraged Baptists and area convention leaders ministering to refugees amid the nation’s collapsed economy and political strife. “We’re thankful that Southern Baptists are here ministering to the needs of people who really are in a desperate situation,”...

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Love One Another’ nationwide prayer plea May 2
Apr28

Love One Another’ nationwide prayer plea May 2

WASHINGTON (BP) — Aligning American culture with God’s commandment to love one another is the vision of the 2019 National Day of Prayer (NDP) May 2, an annual event organizers say impacted perhaps 510 million people in 2018. Neither society nor the church are loving one another as God commanded, NDP Task Force President Ronnie Floyd told Baptist Press. “It’s pretty obvious that the culture is a great picture of...

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Chonda Pierce’s ‘Unashamed’ in theaters May 7 & 9
Apr26

Chonda Pierce’s ‘Unashamed’ in theaters May 7 & 9

DENVER (BP) — Chonda Pierce is at a new stage in life. Widowhood and online dating give new material to her comedy routine, but her latest film “Unashamed” goes beyond her own testimony. “This time in my life, I want the testimony of this movie to be about what Jesus did, and not about what I did, not what I’ve been through necessarily,” Pierce told Baptist Press in advance of the film’s...

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Women’s Leadership Network begins blog, podcast, FB
Apr24

Women’s Leadership Network begins blog, podcast, FB

NASHVILLE (BP) — The newly launched SBC Women’s Leadership Network will empower Southern Baptist women while concurrently embracing theological complementarianism, two network leaders told Baptist Press. The group provides a resource for women that is already prevalent among Southern Baptist men, leaders said. “Historically in SBC life men have had multiple options to connect in this way,” WLN steering...

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