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Letters help young woman grieve her best friend, slain at school

LEONARDTOWN, Md. — Traumatized following the tragic shooting and subsequent death of one of her best friends, Macy McCombs published “Letters to Jaelynn: A True Story of Friendship, Loss, and Healing,” released this week. In the book, she shares the story of Jaelynn Willey’s death and the impact it had on her, her friends and the community and how God sustained them through it all. And she does it through (email) letters she wrote to Jaelynn — for years after her death.

King’s Church sees spiritual fruit in the nation’s capital

WASHINGTON (BP) – In a city known for presidents, King’s Church is making a Gospel impact a short distance from Capitol Hill and the White House

MBTS trustee meeting features Getty concert, institutional updates

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Trustees gathered March 27-28 to receive an array of seminary updates, celebrate the Lord’s faithfulness in worship and prayer, and to approve several matters of key institutional business.

Sons to lead 2023 Committee on Resolutions

FARMERSVILLE, Texas (BP) – SBC president Bart Barber has named South Carolina pastor David Sons as the chairman of the Committee on Resolutions for the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting to be held in New Orleans this June.

Nashville grieves shooting at Christian school

NASHVILLE (BP) – Southern Baptists are among those in the Nashville community grieving after a mass shooting at Covenant School, a pre-K through sixth grade private Christian school in the Green Hills neighborhood, left three students and three staff members dead.

Missions leaders gain deeper understanding of IMB, burden for lostness

LYNCHBURG, Va. (BP) – What does the International Mission Board really do?

Houston’s First Baptist responds to claims in Pressler case

HOUSTON (BP) — Houston’s First Baptist Church responded to claims that they did not appropriately address accusations of sexual impropriety by then-deacon Paul Pressler in 2004.

After Christian school mass shooting, Woodmont Baptist provides sanctuary

NASHVILLE (BP) – They had never ridden a bus before, youth minister Beth Howe said of preschoolers bussed to Woodmont Baptist Church after an active shooter targeted their private Christian elementary school two miles away.

SBC DIGEST: Ways to serve on ‘Road to New Orleans’; New Lifeway women’s study

Crossover, Serve Tour featured in this week’s ‘Road to New Orleans’; Studying prayers of Scripture: A new Lifeway Women experience.

FIRST-PERSON: What to say after tragedy

I opened my Bible this morning, the day after our nation’s epidemic of school shootings pierced the tight-knit community we called home for almost a decade, to a familiar psalm. King David writes, “God, hear my cry; pay attention to my prayer. I call to you from the ends of the earth when my heart is without strength” (Psalm 61:1-2).