Vermont's 251 townships get NEBC's attentiveness

Northeastern Baptist College extends its reach across by Vermont by learning about, praying for and visiting each of the state's 251 townships.

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Family 'prosperity gospel' addressed in Moore's book

Russell Moore decided to add to the many books on the family after he realized many Christians have adopted a version of the prosperity gospel when it comes to such issues as marriage and parenting.

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Bert, Ernie and the culture wars

Sesame Street producers tried to set the record straight last week, asserting that puppet characters Bert and Ernie are not a gay couple.

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    Advocates sue Nigeria for Christian girl's release

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, September 24, 2018 (4 hours ago)

    Morning Star News photo courtesy of Sharibu family
    ABUJA, Nigeria (BP) -- The Nigerian government should urgently secure the release of a Christian schoolgirl that Boko Haram terrorists have threatened to imminently kill because of her faith, an advocacy group said in a Nigerian federal lawsuit.

    Lift Up Now, led by Southern Baptist Nigerian native Adeniya Ojutiku of Raleigh, N.C., is one of three plaintiffs in the Sept. 19 lawsuit urging Nigeria to secure the release of Leah Sharibu, described in court documents as 16 years old.

    Boko Haram captured Sharibu and about 110 of her classmates Feb. 19 from the Government Girls Secondary School in the Yobe state town of Dapchi in ... Read More

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    Boy's 'miraculous' survival prompts Gospel witness

    by David Roach, posted Monday, September 24, 2018 (2 hours ago)

    Screen capture from USA Today
    HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (BP) -- Xavier Cunningham, 10, was climbing into a treehouse when he encountered a massive wasp nest. As he tried to swat a wasp away, he lost his balance, fell to the ground face-first and impaled his head on a foot-long meat skewer he and his friends had found and stuck in the ground.

    The next two days brought brushes with death and a survival story one neurosurgeon called "miraculous."

    The rural congregation where Cunningham and his family worship -- The ... Read More

  • Greear's Sexual Abuse Advisory Study underway

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 21, 2018 (3 days ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear's Sexual Abuse Advisory Study is now "actively involved" in phase one of its two-year process, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission announced Sept. 19 following appropriation of $250,000 for the study by the SBC Executive Committee.

    The study will receive the first $250,000 of overage for the 2017-2018 Cooperative Program Allocation Budget, according to a Sept. 18 EC vote. Expenditures for the study will be administered by the ERLC, a partner with Greear in the initiative, and reimbursed by the EC on a quarterly basis. Read More

  • ANALYSIS: Venezuela planters see opportunity amid crisis

    by Karen Pearce, posted Friday, September 21, 2018 (3 days ago)

    IMB photo
    BOGOTA, Colombia (BP) -- As I meandered through a craft market in Bogota, Colombia, I struck up a conversation with a vendor who asked why I was visiting his country. I had just returned from four days in Cúcuta, the Colombian-Venezuelan border town where I witnessed the sad pilgrimage of thousands of people leaving Venezuela out of desperation and hunger.

    When I shared that with him, his face contorted into a mask of grief.

    "It is so horrible what is happening," he said, "They are our brothers." Read More