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FIRST-PERSON: Lament, listen, love, lead
Jun04

FIRST-PERSON: Lament, listen, love, lead

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video recording must be worth a million. In the disturbing video of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis on Memorial Day while in police custody, words are really hard to come by. A bystander’s cellphone video showed a former police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Floyd’s neck, while Floyd repeatedly stated “I can’t breathe.” In the...

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FIRST-PERSON: We must not be silent on racism
Jun03

FIRST-PERSON: We must not be silent on racism

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—These recent days in American life have truly been difficult. We have witnessed with our own eyes, in the streets of one of our major cities, a black man being murdered slowly and cruelly. Over the course of a long eight minutes, George Floyd cried out for help and mercy while a white police officer continued to place his knee over this black man’s neck as his face was forced onto the pavement. The end...

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RESOURCE: Prayer is the most essential element for reopening
May30

RESOURCE: Prayer is the most essential element for reopening

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)—Every church in America (and across the world) is making decisions about reopening after the recent months of COVID-19 restrictions. We are developing many practical plans, as we should. But in all of our planning, are we praying? Are we crying out to the head of the Church to give us His mind? One of God’s agendas in these days is for us to come fully, humbly back to Him. The evidence of this return would...

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First Person: What’s really going on?
May27

First Person: What’s really going on?

In the 1960s, there was a popular song by an artist named Marvin Gaye that hit the radio. The song says, “Mother, mother there’s too many of you crying. Brother, brother, brother there are far too many of you dying. We have got to find a way to bring some love here today. What’s going on?” I think there are a lot of people who are asking this same question today. I am aware that Marvin Gaye’s song was written during the time of the...

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First person: Our road to ‘Zion’—an adoption story
May26

First person: Our road to ‘Zion’—an adoption story

Baptists are a Great Commission people. We take seriously the call to take the Gospel to all nations of the earth. We recognize this is the best way we can love our neighbor: by sharing the Gospel of Jesus with them. Not all of us are called to leave our native land, cross cultures and share the Gospel with an unreached people group. However, we are all called to play a critical role in the work of missionaries around the globe. When...

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FIRST-PERSON: ‘Do nothing’ and ‘do everything’ on social media
May17

FIRST-PERSON: ‘Do nothing’ and ‘do everything’ on social media

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Warmhearted feelings amid the pandemic can be hard to come by. Maybe you’ve been venturing out to help neighbors with limited mobility by going to the grocery store or mowing the lawn for them. Or carrying a batch of fresh cookies to their doorstep. You might be enjoying warmhearted moments of connecting with your family there at home or in video chats, sharing fun remembrances. And, amid dispiriting TV...

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