Digest

Stories of interest to Arkansas Baptists ...

Friday
May152015

Will Hall to lead Louisiana's Baptist Message

ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP) – By unanimous vote, trustees of the Baptist Message, newsjournal of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, elected Will Hall as editor of the state newspaper and digital media outlet.

David Hankins, executive director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, also named Hall director of the office of public affairs for the state convention.

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Friday
May152015

'We cannot stop speaking,' Allen tells MBTS grads

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) – Graduates, families and friends gathered in Daniel Lee Chapel for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's 57th commencement exercises launching newly trained Gospel ministers into service.

In all, 109 students graduated, encompassing five diplomas in Christian ministry and 27 undergraduate, 58 graduate and 19 doctoral degrees.

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Friday
May152015

Serve the ‘children of light,’ Mohler tells grads

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – God calls ministers of the Gospel to affirm the church and serve its members faithfully, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said in the commencement address to graduates of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

During commencement exercises on the seminary lawn, 297 master's and doctorate students received their degrees May 14. A week earlier, 107 Boyce College graduates received certificate, associate and bachelor's degrees in a commencement that marked the first time a child of a Southern Seminary president, Christopher Mohler, graduated from the institution.

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Friday
May152015

Nepalese Baptist pastor in U.S. aids homeland

BUFFALO, N.Y. (BP) – As Nepal works to recover from two massive earthquakes within 17 days, a Nepalese Southern Baptist church planter in Buffalo, N.Y. is readying to travel to his homeland to help those in need, including his three sisters left homeless.

Purna "John" Tamang, pastor of Saransthan International Fellowship, said his sisters are living in tents in Kathmandu and other communities. Tamang described them as Christians telling others of Jesus Christ.

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Friday
May152015

In Nepal, 4 Colo. pastors aid quake survivors

DENVER (BP) – Four Colorado pastors were seven hours into a rugged road trip across rural Nepal April 25 when they got word that an earthquake had struck near Kathmandu.

More reports trickled in to the missionary with whom the pastors were traveling, and an hour later their 15-passenger van turned around in the rutted road and headed back to what became the Americans' "home" for the next eight days.

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