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Baptist Press releases new weekday podcast

Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention, has launched a new daily three-minute podcast called “Good News for Today.”

“Good News for Today” spotlights the good God is doing in the world. Through the positive news stories of Baptist Press, listeners will be introduced to Christians and churches making a difference for the glory of God.

Recent stories heard on “Good News for Today” include a Colorado church that saw the impact of 1,500 Gospel conversations, disaster relief efforts following deadly tornadoes that tore across multiple states, and the generosity of churches to support missionaries reaching around the world.

The new podcast is hosted by Baptist Press Editor Brandon Porter. Porter was a Southern Baptist pastor for more than 20 years and the former editor of Kentucky Today, the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s news outlet. There he reported on state and national news, religious liberty issues, tragedy and disaster, and published policy pieces and op-eds. Since 2003 Porter has also hosted a weekly 30-minute teaching and talk radio program.

“The world needs to hear more good news about our awesome God,” Porter said. “The news industry is typically driven by controversy, conflicts and issues, but Baptist Press has the unique opportunity and ability to share good news stories of our good and loving God.” 

“Good News for Today” joins “SBC This Week” as the second audio news program produced by the SBC Executive Committee. 

“Brandon combines his passion for the Gospel, his love of radio, and his expertise in news to create this much-needed positive podcast,” said Jonathan Howe, vice president for communications at the SBC Executive Committee and host of “SBC This Week.”

Good News for Today” is available across numerous podcast platforms, such as Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, etc. 

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