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Platt assures new missionaries, 'This mission will succeed!'
David Platt, newly elected president of the International Mission Board, delivers his first message at a missionary appointment service, assuring 50 new workers, "This is what we work for and strive for! This is the vision worth dying for!"
TRUSTEES: Funding for short-term workers, Mideast refugee crisis accompany Platt vote
International Mission Board trustees elect pastor David Platt as president and receive reports on a pilot program to fund greater numbers of short-term missionaries and the dire circumstances among refugees in Syria and Iraq during their Aug. 26-27 meeting in Virginia.
Stand, fight for religious liberty, Platt says
Southern Baptists must boldly proclaim the Gospel as they fight for religious freedom in the United States and globally, David Platt said in an interview conducted by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
Bolivian laws threaten religious liberty
Evangelical Christians in Bolivia have begun their battle against new measures that could result in the dissolution of Protestant denominations and other religious groups in the heavily Catholic Andean country.
Healed ALS patient takes Ice Bucket Challenge
A deacon at Houston's First Baptist Church who has been healed of ALS took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge along with pastor Gregg Matte. The church posted a video of the challenge on its website along with a list of ALS charities that do not fund embryonic stem cell research.
2nd VIEW: Pastor David Platt succeeds Tom Elliff as IMB president
David Platt was elected president of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board today (Aug. 27) by board trustees, meeting at the IMB's International Learning Center in Rockville, Va.
FIRST-PERSON: Bullying & doing the right thing
Bob Stith, a Baptist specialist in gender issues, encourages Christians to come to the defense of children who are bullied -- including those with same-sex attractions.
Bible Study: August 31, 2014