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Baptist Press launches Spanish initiative


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — BP en Español, a Spanish-language product published by Baptist Press, debuted Sept. 1.

The weekly edition will be posted on

Each edition of BP en Español will include:

• an original feature article from Nuestra Tarea, the Spanish-language missions and ministry magazine published by Woman’s Missionary Union, or from the Baptist Spanish Publishing House.

• an original first-person column. Columnists will include Fermin Whittaker, executive director of the California Southern Baptist Convention; Gustavo Suarez, executive director of the Northwest Baptist Convention; Rudolph D. Gonzalez, dean of Southwestern Seminary’s William R. Marshall Center for Theological Studies in San Antonio, Texas; Octavio Esqueda, assistant professor of administration and foundations of education at Southwestern’s school of educational ministries in Fort Worth; and Oscar Fernandez, editor-in-chief in adult ministry publishing at LifeWay Christian Resources.

• news items from Baptist Press’ weekly Life Digest, Culture Digest, Marriage Digest.

Will Hall, executive editor of Baptist Press and vice president for news services with the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, said BP en Español’s feature stories and first-person columns will include such topics as churches that are reaching the lost in innovative or traditional ways; salvation experiences that will inspire; biblical exposition that informs readers about critical points of Scripture relating to current events or issues; and service journalism pieces to help equip readers for life, witness, and ministry.