Trump reverses Obama transgender military policy

President Trump suddenly reversed the military policy on transgender individuals today (July 26), announcing on Twitter the United States would not "accept or allow" people who identify as a different gender than their biological sex to serve in the armed forces.

New refugees welcomed by churches poised to help

Church-based organization provides new refugees with a community of Christians to welcome and assist them as they begin a new life in the United States.

First a tornado, now theft strike New Orleans church

Just a few months from completing a renovation of its buildings heavily damaged by a tornado in February, Suburban Baptist Church in east New Orleans has suffered yet another setback -- theft from its worship center.
  • Hawaii pro-life centers sue over abortion notice

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (22 hours ago)

    WAIPO, Hawaii (BP) -- Pro-life pregnancy resource centers in Hawaii have filed suit against a new law requiring them to point women toward abortion access.

    The law, signed by Gov. David Ige on July 11, requires pregnancy resource centers to post signs telling women about the state's "family planning services." Read More

  • Humanitarian aid: Making sure it reaches needy souls

    by Pat Melancon, posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (yesterday)

    CENTRAL ASIA (BP) -- It was not how things were supposed to happen. We were responding to a disastrous earthquake that hit a remote area of Central Asia and killed thousands of men, women and children. Our three trucks loaded with provisions had just rounded a treacherous bend in the mountain road, skirting the precipice of a canyon.

    Suddenly, the two trucks in front of me began slowing down. As I slowed, I watched as a boulder rolled down the mountain toward the front of the first truck. The driver opened his door and ran from the still-moving vehicle. The driver of the second truck did the same. Both trucks puttered to a stop. Read More

  • Bible Study: July 30, 2017

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (22 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

  • Millennial & bivocational: church's intentional DNA

    by Alex Sibley, posted Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (2 days ago)

    Photo by Matt Miller
    BATON ROUGE, La. (BP) -- As both a crew member at Trader Joe's and a minister at Progression Church in Baton Rouge, La., Joe Handy essentially gets to pastor two locations -- his "Trader Joe's campus" and his "Progression Church campus."

    At Trader Joe's, a grocery store chain, Handy rubs shoulders with nearly 85 coworkers from a wide range of social, cultural, political and spiritual backgrounds, most of whom have little to no interest in visiting a church. Read More