Moore at EFL: Dignity, Gospel needed

Human dignity and Gospel mission should characterize the Christian voice at a time when people are treated like machines, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore said at Evangelicals for Life Thursday (Jan. 17).

MLK taught as 'Christian hero' at SBC seminaries

At Southern Baptist Convention seminaries, Martin Luther King is taught as a model for ministry, not merely a "black hero."

Baptist dishwasher's $21.5M victory honors Sabbath

A hotel dishwasher awarded $21.5 million in her court battle to honor the Sabbath is a faithful member of Bethel Evangelical Baptist Church in Miami, pastor Keny Felix told Baptist Press today (Jan. 18).
  • Abortion defunding bill fails in Senate

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, January 18, 2019 (11 hours ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The effort to remove the federal government from the abortion business failed Thursday (Jan. 17) in the U.S. Senate.

    Senators voted, 48-47, to bring the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act to the floor for a vote on final passage. But the roll call fell far short of the 60 votes needed to succeed in the procedural move known as invoking cloture.

    The proposal, S. 109, would establish a permanent, government-wide ban on funds for abortions by standardizing the prohibitions that now exist in various federal programs. The bill also would block federal money for abortion coverage under the 2010 health-care law and guarantee full disclosure of abortion funding by health insurance plans that are part of the controversial arrangement. Read More

  • Apologetics conf. speakers underscore 'truth in love'

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Friday, January 18, 2019 (7 hours ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -– Apologetics experts from across the nation took the stage at Defend '19, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's weeklong apologetics conference, Jan. 7-11.

    "Christians have always needed to be able to state what they believe clearly and to defend their faith when asked to give a reason for the hope that they have in Christ," said Robert Stewart, Defend director. "But today in our postmodern, post-Christian, post-truth culture it is especially important that we be winsome ambassadors for Christ who share the truth in love in the power of God's Spirit." Read More

  • Bible Study: Jan. 20, 2019

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Friday, January 18, 2019 (13 hours ago)

    This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More

  • Evangelicals for Life opens with Platt, Chapman

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, January 17, 2019 (yesterday)

    Photo by Karen McCutcheon
    VIENNA, Va. (BP) -- Obedience to the Great Commission leads Christians "inevitably to treasure the sanctity of human life," David Platt told the audience at Evangelicals for Life Wednesday night (Jan. 16).

    The opening session of the fourth annual conference -- sponsored by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission -- featured a concert by Steven Curtis Chapman to benefit the Psalm 139 Project, the ERLC's ministry to help place ultrasound machines in pregnancy resource centers across the country. Read More