• new - an hour ago

    3rd video may build pro-life momentum

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (an hour ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Some 13,000 pro-life activists called on Congress to defund Planned Parenthood at more than 60 rallies across America on the same day the Center for Medical Progress released a third video showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of baby parts obtained through abortion. Read More

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    Moore, others back law to protect religious liberty

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (an hour ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Ethicist Russell Moore has initiated an effort by Southern Baptist and other leaders calling on Congress to pass legislation to protect the religious freedom of those who object to same-sex marriage. Read More

  • new - 3 hours ago

    New rules protect military from predatory loans

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (3 hours ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Obama administration has issued new rules strengthening protections for military service members against predatory lending, a problem Southern Baptists increasingly are addressing. Read More

  • new - 3 hours ago

    Religious freedom addressed in survey

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (3 hours ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Americans believe firmly in religious freedom but think atheists are more welcome than Muslims in the United States, Nashville-based LifeWay Research finds.

    More than 90 percent say people should be free to choose and practice religious beliefs. Nearly 7 in 10 call America a nation of many religions.

    Yet Americans acknowledge the nation embraces Christians and Jews more heartily than atheists or Muslims. While 92 percent agree America is a welcoming place for Christians and 87 percent agree for Jews, the number drops to 67 percent for atheists. LifeWay released the study Wednesday (July 29), based on a survey taken last fall. Read More

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    Blind student teaches VBS to Lakota children

    by Jim Burton, posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (an hour ago)

    Photo by Noah Tidmore
    EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (BP) -- The Lakota children in South Dakota were rambunctious. School was out, and a team of teenagers and their leaders from Alabama had come to lead Vacation Bible School.

    When Ahbee Orton positioned herself in front of the class at First Baptist Church in Eagle Butte, the children became quiet and attentive. The 15-year-old ethnic Chinese is hardly a master teacher or experienced in classroom discipline -- she had never taught a Bible study before. Read More

  • Scouts' vote may diminish numbers, Bapt. leaders say

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015 (yesterday)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Boy Scouts of America's executive board has voted to lift the Scouts' national ban on gay adult leaders and employees -- a move Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd said may hasten the exodus of Southern Baptists from Scouting.

    Sadly and regrettably, I believe churches who stand on the biblical ethic of sexuality will have to cease their sponsorship and involvement in the Boy Scouts of America," Floyd told Baptist Press in written comments. ... Read More

  • More than 13,000 registered for Send Conference

    by Joe Conway, posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015 (yesterday)

    File photo by Susan Whitley/NAMB
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The 22 students from The Church at Lifepark had no idea they would be the first of thousands. Student minister Paul Coleman registered his Mount Pleasant, S.C., group for the 2015 Send North America Conference when online reservations opened last year. More than 13,000 people have followed their lead.

    The conference, to be hosted at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, Aug. 3-4, is sponsored by the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board. Read More