Congress passes online, anti-trafficking bill

Congress has given overwhelming approval to legislation designed to thwart sex trafficking by holding accountable online sites that facilitate the crime.

Okla. pastor Felix Cabrera to be 2nd VP nominee

Oklahoma pastor Felix Cabrera will be nominated for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Alabama pastor Ed Litton announced today (March 23).

Korean couple honored for Nepalese & Bhutanese plants

Korean pastor Samuel Cho and his wife Young -- known for starting the first Nepalese and Bhutanese Baptist churches in the U.S. -- were honored in a retirement celebration for their outreach across cultures.
  • Scientists struggle with Earth's solid inner core

    by Julie Borg/WORLD, posted Friday, March 23, 2018 (15 hours ago)

    ASHEVILLE (BP) -- If naturalistic theories are correct, Earth's solid inner core shouldn't exist, according to a new research paper in Earth and Planetary Science Letters journal.

    Current theory says Earth's center consisted of a ball of hot liquid iron 4,200 miles wide until about a billion years ago when the molten metal spontaneously began to solidify. Now, Case Western Reserve University planetary scientists say spontaneous solidification of the core is scientifically impossible.

    Andrew Snelling, a geologist with Answers in Genesis, said secular scientists struggle to find plausible theories for how Earth's inner core formed because they base their assumptions on a naturalistic viewpoint that rules out the supernatural explanation the Bible gives for Earth's origin. Read More

  • Sweden 1st to offer payouts to sterilized transsexuals

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, March 23, 2018 (12 hours ago)

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BP) -- Transgender Swedes forcibly sterilized to expressly prevent reproduction are eligible for payouts of about $27,000 each under a new law that is reportedly the first of its kind worldwide.

    Sweden's one-house parliament, the Riksdag, adopted the legislation March 21 affecting people forced to undergo sexual sterilization under the Gender Recognition Act of 1972 before changing their gender designation on legal documents. Read More

  • 'Shorty' the church bus: An unlikely evangelism tool

    by Emily Howsden/The Baptist Messenger, posted Friday, March 23, 2018 (15 hours ago)

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    MUSKOGEE, Okla. (BP) -- Many churches now operate a bus ministry which usually involves transportation of members and visitors from the church to their home and vice versa.

    However, Timothy Baptist Church in Muskogee, Okla., has an interesting bus ministry that takes the church into the community.

    "Shorty is a small, old school bus that I kind of had the idea for and shared it with some people in the church," said Kelly Payne, the church's pastor. "The idea was to find a bus that we could equip to pull into a neighborhood and get the church to the community." Read More

  • MOVIES: A persecutor, a widowed mom & Steve McQueen

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Thursday, March 22, 2018 (yesterday)

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- The apostle Paul once referred to himself as the "chief of sinners." In a way, each of the films listed here –--"Paul, Apostle of Christ," "My Daddy Is in Heaven" and "Steve McQueen: American Icon" -- give evidence of God's grace to all of us who, like Paul, fall short of the glory of the Lord.

    Paul, Apostle of Christ

    In theaters March 28, Paul, Apostle of Christ offers an intimate look at the man who once persecuted members of the early church, only to have a life-altering experience on the road to Damascus. From then on, the inspired author of much of the New Testament would be a joyous slave of Christ.

    During the first scenes we see Paul (played by James Faulkner) suffering alone in a Roman prison, awaiting his execution under Emperor Nero. Once known as Saul of Tarsus, Paul had been a brutal and determined persecutor of the new sect known as Christians. ... Read More