ERLC Academy provides equipping on ethics

The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission sponsored its ERLC Academy for the third consecutive year May 22-23 and followed it with a three-day doctoral seminar.

Fossils said to be 'at odds' with evolutionary theory

A cache of newly discovered fossils from an ancient human species, says a biologist associated with the intelligent design movement, underscores the inadequacy of materialistic evolution to explain human origins.

Pastor, wife grow family with adoptions through Sunrise

Brian and Krista Griggs of Kentucky have grown their family with adoptions through help from Sunrise Children's Services. As senior pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in Lyon County, Bryan had Sunrise provide training for his congregation on foster care. He hopes others will 'Go for it.'
  • Bible Study: May 28, 2017

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 (14 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

  • 'Miracle man' Stewart continues ministry after accident

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (yesterday)

    Submitted photo
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (BP) -- A two-hour "Holy Ghost revival" was in progress in Jimmy Stewart's office not long after he returned to work at the Alaska Baptist Convention earlier this year.

    Longtime Southern Baptist leader Paul Kim and his wife Rebekah from Boston were visiting the director of evangelism and church development. A small group of ministers and friends were praising God for answering their prayers and healing Stewart from a July, 2016, gas leak explosion at his rural Alaskan cabin. Physically fit and athletic before the accident, the evangelist was scarred from third-degree ... Read More

  • Association pioneers church revitalization model

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (yesterday)

    Photo courtesy of Jason Helmbacher.
    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Two years ago, First Baptist Church of Affton, Mo., knew it was dying. So it sought help from the local St. Louis Metro Baptist Association.

    In a process facilitated by executive director of missions Jim Breeden, First Baptist decided to replant itself in March 2016 as Church at Affton, led by replanter Jason Helmbacher. During its first year, the replant baptized 15 new believers and has come to average just over 100 worship attendees -- about 40 of whom were First Baptist members before the replant. Read More

  • 7-year-old turns lemonade into ministry for foster kids

    by Lauren Capraro/Baptist Messenger, posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 (14 hours ago)

    SULPHUR, Okla. (BP) -- Those who know her would probably describe A'Layah Robinson as no ordinary 7-year-old, but a giver.

    Growing up in foster care, she and her brothers know the struggles of going from one house to the next. One Saturday afternoon, Robinson saw a group of teenagers at a lemonade stand, and something sparked in her heart. She decided to start her own stand to help foster kids. Read More