• In Nepal, relief supplies reaching quake survivors

    by Mark Kelly, posted Tuesday, May 05, 2015 (12 hours ago)

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    KATHMANDU, Nepal (BP) -- Nepal earthquake survivors have begun receiving relief supplies provided by Southern Baptists. A Baptist Global Response assessment team, meanwhile, has made it to the quake's epicenter and found an architect to help assess homes and buildings so survivors can know whether they are safe. Read More

  • Nepal church, though tearful, starts singing again

    by Susie Rain, posted Tuesday, May 05, 2015 (12 hours ago)

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    KATHMANDU, Nepal (BP) -- The small Nepali congregation started worship Saturday (May 2) right where they left off the previous week -- singing.

    Two dozen voices gained momentum, clapping hands, dancing and raising their faces to heaven in song: "Still I will love You and spread Your love to the people." Read More

  • Study: Americans wary of punishing student religious groups

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, May 05, 2015 (13 hours ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- While disputes over who can lead student religious groups continue to be debated, few Americans appear to want groups punished for requiring their leaders to hold specific beliefs or practices, a LifeWay Research study shows.

    A new study from the Nashville-based research group finds mixed opinions about whether student religious groups should be allowed to mandate leaders' beliefs or, because of their religious beliefs, restrict LGBT members from leadership roles. Yet nearly 7 in 10 say colleges should not withhold funding or meeting space from such organizations. Read More

  • Huckabee, citing social issues, enters GOP field

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, May 05, 2015 (11 hours ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- With the announcement of his candidacy May 5, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee joined a field of six Republicans and two Democrats who have officially entered the race for president of the United States.

    At least seven additional Republicans and three additional Democrats will "probably" run, according to The New York Times' "2016 presidential election candidate tracker." Read More

  • Event to equip Christians after court ruling

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, May 05, 2015 (12 hours ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission will hold a conference to equip pastors and churches for the legal and cultural landscape in place after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage. Read More

  • Baltimore pastor addresses city's brokenness

    by Shannon Baker, posted Tuesday, May 05, 2015 (14 hours ago)

    BALTIMORE, Md. (BP) -- Michael Crawford, pastor of Baltimore's Freedom Church, recalled the day he truly understood why Baltimore was such a tough environment to do ministry.

    He was watching his 13-year-old son Ezra, who attends one of the best schools in the city, play soccer against a rival Baltimore inner-city school. Read More