Prestonwood to resume CP giving 'without designation'

Prestonwood Baptist Church has announced it will resume giving through the Cooperative Program after two months of evaluating its support of Southern Baptist missions and ministries.

SWBTS apologizes for Twitter photo

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has "deeply" apologized for a photograph posted by faculty members on social media featuring some of the seminary's preaching professors dressed as hip hop artists.

2017 SBC annual meeting program released

The program for the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting has been released. The meeting will convene at the Phoenix Convention Center Tuesday, June 13, at 8:15 a.m. and conclude Wednesday, June 14, at 4:55 p.m.
  • Texas tries different tack in pro-life legislation

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (16 hours ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Texas legislators have turned their attention to defending unborn children since the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated their attempt last year to protect pregnant women from seeking abortions.

    Southern Baptist national and state leaders commended their effort. Read More

  • 2017 SBC annual meeting program released

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (16 hours ago)

    The program for the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting has been released. The meeting will convene at the Phoenix Convention Center Tuesday, June 13, at 8:15 a.m. and conclude Wednesday, June 14, at 4:55 p.m. Read More

  • Death penalty cases said to have 'enormous complexity'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (yesterday)

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP) -- With death penalty cases making headlines in Arkansas, California and Alabama, pastors in the affected states have expressed diverse views on capital punishment while underscoring the "enormous complexity" of the issue.

    In Arkansas, three convicted murderers -- Jack Jones, Marcel Williams and Ledell Lee -- have been executed in the past week, according to media reports, with Kenneth Williams scheduled to die April 27. ... Read More

  • Study: Americans fond of Bible, but how many read it?

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (yesterday)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Americans appear to have a positive view of the Bible. And many say Scripture is filled with moral lessons for today.

    However, more than half of Americans have read little or none of the Bible, a study released today (April 25) by LifeWay Research shows. Less than a quarter of those who have ever read a Bible have a systematic plan for reading Scripture each day. And a third of Americans never pick it up on their own, according to the survey that the research firm conducted this past fall. Read More