BOSTON (BP) – In the nearly four centuries since its founding as America’s first park, Boston Common has witnessed some of the most important news events of American history – from public hangings during Colonial days to celebrating American independence in 1776 to Union soldier recruitment in the 1860s.
What I have discovered in my life, and in the life of most Christians, is that prayer is often relegated to a mere routine, a preparatory exercise before the real action of our day begins. This is why prayer for many is powerless and meaningless.
SOMERSET, Ky. (BP) – Alan Dodson’s testimony about his son’s remarkable life and tragic death was both heartbreaking and hopeful. It was both raw and real.
PALATKA, Fla. (BP) – One lightning strike that claimed the life of a beloved teen girl has sparked a spiritual revival throughout an entire community in northeast Florida.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Southern Baptist churches across the nation recognized Student Baptism Sunday this past Sunday, Oct. 29, by baptizing teenagers and college students during morning services.
NASHVILLE (BP) – It’s a familiar scene for Jay Barbier. He’s a youth minister, driving down the road to a speaking engagement where he will preach to a room full of students.
WOODSTOCK, Ga. (BP) – A step away from the daily work routine can make all the difference in the world.
I remember hearing someone describe Adrian Rogers, former pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, as a “weeper.” Dr. Rogers was known for shedding tears over the lost condition and pending judgment of those who, because of their own sin and rebellion, were alienated from God. He went on to say that when it comes to evangelism “weepers are reapers.”
WEST MONROE, La. (BP) – When Duck Commander called, Bryan Rucker had resorted to days of getting high and drunk. An illegal multi-state drug pipeline that earned him $60,000 a month ended when he was imprisoned for his part in a deadly drug deal.
AUBURN, Ala. (BP) -- There was no baptismal at Unite Auburn, an evangelistic event that drew thousands to Auburn University’s Neville Arena. But event preacher and Southern Baptist pastor Jonathan Pokluda heard water was nearby.