• Glorieta suit dismissed; notice of appeal filed

    by Marty King, posted Wednesday, April 01, 2015 (4 hours ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The U.S. District Court for New Mexico has dismissed all claims in a lawsuit against LifeWay Christian Resources, the Southern Baptist Convention and its Executive Committee, and the Glorieta 2.0 ministry that bought Glorieta Conference Center from LifeWay 18 months ago. Read More

  • Where was Jesus tried?

    by Stephen Douglas Wilson , posted Wednesday, April 01, 2015 (4 hours ago)

    Photo by Roger S. Oldham
    PADUCAH, Ky. (BP) -- The trial of Jesus Christ before the Roman governor Pontius Pilate is the most famous trial in human history. One of its most fascinating aspects remains somewhat of a mystery: Where was it held in Jerusalem?

    Three of the four Gospels contain some helpful clues to the trial's location but they do not mention a clearly identifiable site in Jerusalem. Read More

  • Northern Iraq: 'opportunity of a generation'

    by Brian Andrews, posted Wednesday, April 01, 2015 (3 hours ago)

    Photo by Joseph Rose/IMB
    NORTHERN IRAQ (BP) -- The northern Iraq crisis has created a unique opportunity for followers of Christ to meet the physical and spiritual needs of a desperate people.

    Iraqi security forces, assisted by U.S. airstrikes and Iranian Shiite militias, are advancing in their efforts to recapture the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, hometown of Saddam Hussein. Displaced residents are slowly returning to nearby towns that were overtaken by Islamic State last summer. Read More

  • Nigerian Christians place hope in Muslim leader

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, April 01, 2015 (2 hours ago)

    ABUJA, Nigeria (BP) -- Christian voters who compose half of Nigeria's population ousted Christian candidate and President Goodluck Jonathan in March 28 national elections, giving Muslim and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari a clear victory. Read More

  • Lives being changed one sandwich at a time

    by Robert Chapman, posted Wednesday, April 01, 2015 (3 hours ago)

    SBTS photo
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The restaurant walls are covered with Scripture verses. A Bible and calendar with daily devotions sit on each table.

    The sign outside the building says Barry's Cheese Steaks -- a restaurant in Louisville, Ky. -- but the employees and managers leaving their stations to pray with customers indicate that people find more than a steaming hot sandwich at the West End eatery. Read More