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LABOR DAY: R.G. Lee steeled by Panama Canal 'rugged toil'
At the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal's opening, former SBC president R.G. Lee is remembered for his role in its construction and his lifelong work ethic.
Platt looks ahead to mission challenges
After a whirlwind week, what's next for newly elected IMB President David Platt? First, he will give a loving goodbye to the church he has led for eight years. That will be followed by a time of meeting and listening to Southern Baptist missionaries at a major strategy gathering in Asia. After that, he anticipates "100 percent focus" on the task ahead.
FIRST-PERSON: 10 things we owe David Platt
Seminary president Paige Patterson, putting aside reservations he had about David Platt to lead the International Mission Board, voices 10 things "all Southern Baptists owe" the IMB's new president.
Transcript: David Platt press conference
This is a transcript of the press conference with David Platt, the new president of the International Mission Board, shortly after his election to the position Aug. 27.
TRUSTEES: Rainer on 'headwinds of change'; LifeWay downtown property studied; 2% revenue gain projected
Thom S. Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, comments on the "headwinds of change," reports on preliminary study of the ministry's 14.5 acres of property in downtown Nashville.
Fire survivors thankful for Baptist relief
Patty Wetzel shares how Southern Baptist Disaster relief volunteers helped her after a wild fire swept through Twisp, Wash., where she lives. This particular fire is considered by many to be the largest in the state's history, burning more than 256,000 acres of land and destroying more than 300 homes. As of Aug. 24, relief volunteers had completed 46 of the 73 jobs they've accepted.
Afghan family longs for hope and peace
Many Afghan families suffer as their beloved country remains mired in difficulties. Many of them see little cause for hope. One Afghan shares how they long for better days and seek "representatives of God" to walk alongside them as they move into the future.
2nd VIEW: 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.
CALL TO PRAYER: Keep asking in prayer
Movie critic Phil Boatwright hones from the movies the lesson of praying unceasingly, and interviews Cheryl Ladd on the prayers of others that allowed her to walk in redemption.
FIRST-PERSON: The increase of narcissism
Narcissism is as old as Adam and Eve, but displays of it have become more egregious in recent years, columnist Kelly Boggs says.