Kavanaugh nod nonpartisan, pro-Kingdom, Greear says

Keeping the Southern Baptist Convention out of politics remains a goal of the SBC presidential slate, J.D. Greear said in defending the leaders' endorsement of President Trump's justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

African nation's Baptists stirred to advance Gospel

Baptists in Benin, West Africa, rally to elevate their engagement in the Great Commission in response to a missionary couple's injuries in an auto accident.

Looking for work, Venezuelan finds a church family

Searching for a job to leave the tumult and uncertainties of life in Venezuela, a young husband and father finds an unexpected blessing of faith and a church family in Colombia.

  • Tiny houses: Sanctuary for needy shows 'God is good'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, July 13, 2018 (2 days ago)

    Photo provided by Grant Hasty
    MCCREARY COUNTY, Ky. (BP) -- Tiny homes under construction spearheaded by a small Appalachian congregation will offer sanctuary and livelihood to people recovering from addiction and other life setbacks.

    Crossroads Community Church in Stearns, Ky., bought a 13-acre site and is building 20 homes of 300- to 500-square-feet to meet the needs of a community impacted by poverty, broken families and substance abuse addiction. Read More

  • In-school newscast's cancelation celebrated

    by David Roach, posted Friday, July 13, 2018 (2 days ago)

    Screen capture from ChannelOne.com.
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Channel One, the daily TV newscast for schoolchildren that once drew criticism from a Southern Baptist Convention resolution, announced it has ceased its daily broadcasts.

    The announcement was greeted with celebration from the conservative group Eagle Forum, which said in a July 11 news release Channel One's 12-minute newscast for "a captive audience" of public school students included commercials that "encouraged materialism" and promoted movies with "inappropriate behavior not condoned by parents." Read More

  • World Cup stirs witness despite crackdown

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 (3 days ago)

    Photo by Jerry Barnwell.
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (BP) -- Russia's 2016 law restricting evangelism may have curtailed some traditional Gospel-sharing efforts at World Cup venues this summer. But through innovative witnessing techniques -- like soccer viewing parties at churches and jazz band concerts -- evangelicals still have managed to harness the world's largest sporting event for Gospel witness.

    "I don't know anything about soccer," said Justin Pierce, assistant professor in instrumental music at Oklahoma Baptist University. But "God ... Read More

  • Tariff concerns needn't be 'distraction' to investors

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 (3 days ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Current news of tariffs and trade disputes has added volatility to the financial markets due to the uncertainty it creates but likely will have little impact on long-term investors, according to analysts with GuideStone Financial Resources.

    Despite initial concerns that the moves could hamper growth, global markets have generally continued to trade in a narrow range while investors evaluate other, likely more impactful, near-term economic developments. Read More