KBC's Woods to chair 2019 SBC Resolutions Committee

Kentucky Baptist leader Curtis Woods has been named chairman of the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Resolutions Committee, SBC President J.D. Greear announced today (Jan. 22).

Southern Baptists march for life in Washington

Southern Baptists joined tens of thousands of other Americans in demonstrating their pro-life convictions during the annual March for Life Jan. 18 in Washington, D.C.

MOVIES: Oscar's diminishing worth

Movie critic Phil Boatwright notes that contemporary Hollywood continues to "plunge us further into decadence, while ignoring the most profound use of the arts -- the glorification of our Creator."

  • Life not a partisan issue, EFL speakers say

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (11 hours ago)

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    VIENNA, Va. (BP) -- The sanctity and dignity of human life call for non-partisan support and a broad approach, speakers said on the final day of the 2019 Evangelicals for Life conference.

    Participants at the fourth annual event sponsored by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) heard speakers and panelists Jan. 17 address not only abortion but such topics as adoption, Christian persecution, refugees, immigrants, criminal justice reform and racial reconciliation. The two-day conference was held at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C. Read More

  • Moore at EFL: Dignity, Gospel needed

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, January 18, 2019 (4 days ago)

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    VIENNA, Va. (BP)-- Human dignity and Gospel mission should characterize the Christian voice at a time when people are treated like machines, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore said at Evangelicals for Life Thursday (Jan. 17).

    Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, opened the second day of the annual conference sponsored by the ERLC. The two-day event at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C., continued with a full day of addresses, panel discussions and breakout sessions on such topics as abortion, adoption, disability, racial unity, immigration, Christian persecution and criminal justice reform.

    Many EFL attendees planned to participate in the annual March for Life Friday (Jan. 18) on the National Mall. Read More

  • SCOTUS: Trump's ban on trans military service stands

    by Grace Thornton, posted Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (8 hours ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday (Jan. 22) to allow the enforcement of President Trump's ban on transgender military service, a ban previously frozen by lower court injunctions.

    The policy immediately stops transgender persons from entering the military except "under certain limited circumstances," according to media reports. It was first announced by Trump via Twitter in July 2017 and then tweaked in March 2018 to help it pass through lower courts attempting to block it. See related Baptist Press report. Read More