Pope critiques Lord's Prayer translation

Pope Francis' comment that "lead us not into temptation" is a poor translation of a famous line from the Lord's Prayer has generated discussion of Bible translation and the differences between Protestant and Catholic beliefs about Scripture.

Fire destroys half of church, worship resumes next day

One day after fire destroyed nearly half of Eagle Heights Baptist Church in Harrison, Ark., senior pastor Kennith Stacy held services in the congregation's family life center.

Hearts drawn to Gospel: Missionaries see God at work

God is drawing hearts to Himself. International Mission Board missionaries share stories of how God is carrying out his work.

  • Mohler to grads: Take Gospel 'far as curse is found'

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Monday, December 11, 2017 (20 hours ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Ministers of the Gospel are instruments of God's plan to renew the world, delivering humanity from its curse, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, at the school's 220th commencement exercises on Dec. 8.

    During the ceremony in the seminary's historic Alumni Memorial Chapel in in Louisville, Ky., 156 master's and doctoral students received their degrees as members of a 211-person graduating class. Read More

  • Iraq declares end of war with ISIS

    by Lynde Langdon/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, December 11, 2017 (yesterday)

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    IRAQ (BP) -- Iraq officially declared victory in its war on Islamic State (ISIS) on Saturday (Dec. 9) after more than three years of fighting.

    ISIS overran nearly a third of Iraqi territory including Mosul, the country's second largest city, in the summer of 2014. In November, Iraqi forces retook Rawah, the last Iraqi town held by ISIS, before continuing to push the extremists out of the country's western deserts.

    A U.S.-led coalition has backed the Iraqi military throughout the campaign. Prime ... Read More

  • Polygamist's 28th son takes Gospel to sect community

    by Grace Thornton, posted Monday, December 11, 2017 (23 hours ago)

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    COLORADO CITY, Ariz. (BP) -- Brian Mackert was the 28th kid to a polygamist father with four wives and 31 children.

    Family tumult in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) prompted his mother to divorce -- leaving Mackert an angry teenager, even wanting to kill his father.

    Mackert didn’t feel he was one of the favored sons in the community, that “it didn't matter how much I tried to please the elders, I wouldn't be receiving a daughter of ... Read More

  • SBC evangelism task force discusses recommendations

    by Alex Sibley , posted Friday, December 08, 2017 (3 days ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Members of the Southern Baptist Convention's evangelism task force met Dec. 5 to each share recommendations that will be considered for a final report to the SBC's 2018 annual meeting in Dallas.

    The task force gathered on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for the second of three scheduled meetings. SBC President Steve Gaines appointed the task force during the SBC annual meeting in June to focus on how Southern Baptists might be more effective in personal soul winning and evangelistic preaching. Read More