ANALYSIS: Smartphone hazards and adolescents

Researcher Jean Twenge has written an article in The Atlantic that is rightfully getting a great deal of attention. She asked the question: "Have smartphones destroyed a generation?"

Transgender students win legal battles

Two schools accused of discrimination against transgender students recently resorted to payout settlements and policy changes. The settlements do not bode well for schools that maintain traditional policies on gender, gender transitions, and restroom use.

Deaf-friendly musical rallies collegiate ministry

Baptist Collegiate Ministry performs deaf-friendly musical to help the deaf see "the light that believers shine," director says.
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    Eclipse offers 'tremendous opportunity' for witness, worship

    by David Roach, posted Monday, August 21, 2017 (2 hours ago)

    Photo courtesy of Logan Merrick
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Distribution of nearly 7,000 Gospel tracts by a Wyoming church, an outdoor baptism service in Kentucky and a watch party on the roof of the Southern Baptist Convention Building in Nashville were among the ways Southern Baptists celebrated the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. since 1979.

    The eclipse -- whose 70-mile-wide "path of totality" was visible in 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina -- also led some evangelicals to theological reflections on God's faithfulness, sovereignty and coming judgment. Read More

  • Eclipse displays 'God's glory,' astronomers say

    by David Roach, posted Friday, August 18, 2017 (3 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- When millions gather Aug. 21 to view the first total solar eclipse the continental U.S. has seen in 38 years, they won't just get an astronomy lesson. If they're observant, they'll also get a theology lesson.

    That's the conclusion of three Christian university professors who told Baptist Press a total eclipse points to God's existence, sovereignty, love, immutability and faithfulness.

    "Eclipses are demonstrations of God's glory" and serve as "yet another example of creation pointing back to our Creator," said California Baptist University astronomer Kyle Stewart. Read More