• Carver: 'withhold judgment' on Marine's conviction

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 29, 2015 (16 hours ago)

    JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Although evangelical commentators have protested the court-martial conviction of a Marine who defied an order to remove a Bible verse from her workstation, the North American Mission Board's executive director of chaplaincy says believers should reserve judgment because there likely is "much more to this particular story than Scriptures that were just in a public place." Read More

  • Historic floods draw Baptist relief efforts

    by Joni Hannigan, posted Friday, May 29, 2015 (19 hours ago)

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    HOUSTON (BP) -- Southern Baptists of Texas Convention disaster relief leaders had "boots on the ground" in Houston Thursday (May 28) following a month of historic rains and tornadoes across Texas and Oklahoma that led to deadly flooding over Memorial Day weekend with at least 15 dead and hundreds evacuated. Read More

  • Nigeria's Buhari installed amid violence

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, May 29, 2015 (17 hours ago)

    ABUJA, Nigeria (BP) -- Muhammadu Buhari was inaugurated as president of Nigeria today (May 29) in Abuja, at a time when violent Fulani herdsmen he once supported appear to be joining with Boko Haram to kill Christian farmers and capture their farmland. Read More

  • Plan family vacations with a purpose

    by Mary DeMuth, posted Friday, May 29, 2015 (19 hours ago)

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    NASHVILLE, (BP) -- When our family helped plant a church in southern France, our eldest daughter's perspective changed. "I realize now that God is everywhere. He's not an American." You don't need to permanently relocate to experience this type of change with your kids. Many families vacation with a purpose. These servant-like excursions have helped change and shape families, solidifying their kids' beliefs. Read More

  • America's Got Talent features Ouachita alums

    by Trennis Henderson , posted Friday, May 29, 2015 (17 hours ago)

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    ARKADELPHIA, Ark.(BP) -- Howie Mandel called the trio a "real boy band" and Howard Stern labeled them "beautifully nerdy." The results? Triple Threat earned a standing ovation and four "yes" votes from the celebrity judges for their audition performance on the May 26 season premiere of the popular NBC program, America's Got Talent. Read More

  • Death penalty debate stirred by Boston sentence

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, May 28, 2015 (yesterday)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The death sentence of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, combined with four allegedly botched executions in the U.S. last year and an anticipated Supreme Court ruling on the death penalty this summer, has fueled debate among evangelicals regarding the legitimacy of capital punishment. Read More