News from the Baptist Press

Formed in 1946 by the Southern Baptist Convention, and supported with Cooperative Program funds, Baptist Press (BP) is a daily (M-F) international news wire service. Operating from a central bureau in Nashville, Tenn., BP works with four partnering bureaus (Richmond, Va.; Atlanta, Ga.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Washington, D.C.), as well as with a large network of contributing writers, photographers and editorial providers, to produce BP News.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:08pm
Christians in Algeria "are optimistic and confident in God" in the midst of persecution, an Algerian convert told Baptist Press after the government closed churches and beat pastors and members.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:27pm
Maina Mwaura is joined by Rick Burgess for an extended interview about Burgess' hit radio show, faith, family and ministry. Rick is a member and ministry leader at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:46pm
Baptist Convention of New Mexico (BCNM) Executive Director Joseph Bunce announced Tuesday (Oct. 22) he will retire from his position effective February 2021, following 15 years of service as the state's lead missionary.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 2:53pm
The Union Baptist Association (UBA) of Houston is investing in the lives of Hispanic pastors, their wives and church leaders through the training program "Lideres Transformadores," or Transformative Leaders.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:47pm
Evangelism was a key focus as the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists (KNCSB) held its 2019 annual meeting at Parkview Baptist Church in Lexington, Neb. "Everywhere we go we should be looking for that lost person to witness to," keynote speaker Anthony Jordan said.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:45pm
Cedarville University apologist Dan DeWitt explores artificial intelligence and God's creation in affirming of the sanctity of human life. "God is the author of life," DeWitt says, "and try as some might, no one can take His place."

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 3:33pm
Four Southern Baptist Convention entity heads charged Adam W. Greenway to remain committed to a high view of Scripture, confessional fidelity, the Great Commission and cooperation during Greenway's inauguration as the ninth president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Oct. 21.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:52pm
Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon wants to be known more for his faith than his considerable baseball skills. His pastor and friend Gregg Matte says Rendon has "just been humble and done his job."

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 12:14pm
Utah-Idaho Baptists have planted 56 churches and baptized 2,600 people in the past 5 1/2 years, messengers were told at the group's annual meeting Oct. 18.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:53pm
President Jeff Iorg reported gains in enrollment at Gateway Seminary and mission clarity in planning for the future during the seminary's recent meeting of the Board of Trustees.