MCALESTER, Okla. (BP) -- Claude Stokes guessed he had about 15 seconds to decide how he was going to die. It was 1944, and the 20-year-old tank commander was lying face-down in a ditch in the middle of a firefight in central Italy when he heard something sizzling. Claude looked up to see a German artillery shell sticking out of the mud about six inches from his head. Since the shell didn't explode on impact, he had a choice: stay put to hope for a dud or run for it through a cloud of German machine gun and mortar fire.
PHOENIX (BP) -- Emphasizing the opportunity for bold prayer in light of Christ's role as great high priest, pastor H.B. Charles preached from Hebrews 4:14-16 at the Southern Baptist Convention June 14 in Phoenix. "These verses declare to us that Lord Jesus Christ is our great high priest who in and of Himself provides everything faith requires to live for God," said Charles, newly elected president of the SBC Pastors' Conference. "Here we find why we as believers, why we as the church, why we as a convention must stick with Jesus no matter what."
The podcast "SBC This Week" celebrates its 100th episode April 28. The show, hosted by Jonathan Howe and Amy Whitfield, features roughly 30 minutes of "news and views" from across the SBC each Friday.
MONTPELIER, Ind. (BP)—Guys versus gals -– it sounds childish at first, but not when there’s a free meal on the line. That’s exactly what pastor Darrin Morgan was counting on when he proposed an unusual contest for the first-ever Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at First Baptist Church in Montpelier, Ind.
TUPELO, Miss. (BP)--How do you get kids involved in missions? The answer came to Heywood Washburn in an unusual place -– some 35,000 feet above the Earth’s surface.