Ole Miss coach resigns amid scandal, requests prayer

The forced resignation of Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze -- an outspoken follower of Jesus -- amid what the university described as "moral turpitude" has left believers disappointed and expressing hope for repentance.

Charlie Gard's parents end battle to save his life

The parents of Charlie Gard have put an end to their legal fight to gain treatment for their 11-month-old son in a heartrending case that gained international attention.

Survey of young leaders shows CP in positive light

The parents of Charlie Gard have put an end to their legal fight to gain treatment for their 11-month-old son in a heartrending case that gained international attention.
  • Navigating Mexico's pre-& post-Hispanic identity

    by Jennifer May, posted Monday, July 24, 2017 (13 hours ago)

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    MEXICO (BP) -- For half an hour I had enjoyed hearing a jewelry maker describe how she creates unique pieces to sell. I prayed with her and for her, and she responded by giving me several hugs as we walked out of her store. I hoped our visit would help lay the foundation for sharing the Gospel with her.

    And then she left me speechless by explaining that her store is a temple to Tezcatlipoca, the ancient god of darkness. She bowed and told me that, on closing every day, she gives thanks to all her gods for their grace to her. Read More

  • WWII-era couple's sacrifice yields new Hispanic church

    by Lonnie Wilkey/Tennessee Baptist and Reflector, posted Monday, July 24, 2017 (14 hours ago)

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    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (BP) -- Missions has been a way of life for Earl and Violet Newcomb since the mid-1950s in helping start six churches.

    Earl Newcomb served as song leader while operating a business in Franklin, Tenn., and Violet served as pianist and church treasurer.

    "Lord, open the door and we will go," they always said.

    In 1975 the couple helped begin their last church, Harpeth First Baptist in rural ... Read More

  • Survey: Good deeds by Christians often go unseen

    by Bob Smietana, posted Friday, July 21, 2017 (3 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Many Americans are unaware of various efforts by local Christians or churches to serve their neighbors, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

    In a survey of 1,000 Americans, LifeWay Research looked at 13 service programs conducted by churches -- from tutoring kids to teaching job skills. They asked Americans if they'd heard of churches or church members being involved in those activities in the past six months.

    Six in 10 say they know churches feed the hungry. Half say they know churches give clothing to the poor. Read More

  • Gallup: Non-denominational Protestants on the rise

    by David Roach, posted Friday, July 21, 2017 (3 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Data pointing to a dwindling percentage of Americas who identify with a specific Protestant denomination has spurred calls for churches marked by God's "presence and power" and for reemphasis of biblical doctrine.

    Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said a strong denominational identity doesn't seem to hinder the church he pastors or the SBC. Still, the manifest work of God in a church is far more important than its denominational identity, he told Baptist Press. Read More