Sister's tragedy fuels Wise's passion for amputees

U.S. freestyle skier David Wise has pledged to donate 10 percent of his winnings to a foundation established by his sisters to provide prosthetic limbs to those in need.

Pastors' Conf. announces 2018 speakers, theme

"Fulfill Your Ministry!" will be the theme addressed by a diverse lineup of speakers at this year's Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference June 10-11 in Dallas.

Gerber baby spotlights Down syndrome abortion fight

A smiling baby with Down syndrome is making history as the Gerber "spokesbaby" just as a growing list of states are trying to criminalize the abortion of babies diagnosed with the genetic disorder in utero.
  • Trump's faith focus of book, advisors' reflections

    by David Roach, posted Monday, February 19, 2018 (16 hours ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Three Southern Baptist members of an informal evangelical advisory council for President Trump have echoed the assessment of a new book on the president's faith: he seems to possess a growing eagerness for spiritual knowledge.

    Those advisors -- Ronnie Floyd, Jack Graham and Richard Land -- also say they have witnessed believers share the Gospel with Trump on multiple occasions. They noted that most of the president's evangelical advisors have not hesitated to speak bold truth to him on issues ranging from the sanctity of life and religious liberty to ... Read More

  • Refugee women persevere amid peril, harsh conditions

    by Dave Arden & Pat Centner, posted Monday, February 19, 2018 (18 hours ago)

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    PHOENIX (BP) -- For more than 7 million Africans forced to flee their warfare-stricken homelands, "home" has become a refugee camp where many wait year after year in hopes of a better life.

    Bamurange and Esther are two such women who survived the Great African War, one of numerous conflicts that have plagued the continent. Braving nearly two decades in separate refugee camps, they now have settled in Arizona, safe from the conflict that claimed an estimated 2 million lives and displaced 2 million from their homes. Read More

  • Olympic pin trading nurtures Gospel conversations

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Friday, February 16, 2018 (3 days ago)

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    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (BP) -- Visitors to the Coca-Cola Pin Trading Center at Olympic Park walk in and peer at the hundreds of small pins spread in front of the traders standing behind the counter.

    The colors and designs are enough to catch anyone's eye, encompassing pins from past Olympics in places like Sochi, Rio de Janeiro and Atlanta. And there are sport-specific pins depicting soccer, figure skating and gymnastics, along with corporate pins bearing the logos of Coca-Cola, McDonald's and NBC. Read More