Calif. OKs third gender, protects religious liberty

Pro-family advocates are lamenting California Gov. Jerry Brown's Oct. 15 approval of a bill expanding rights for individuals identifying as transgender but celebrating his veto the same day of a measure that threatened religious liberty.

'Like a warzone' conditions for Ky. DR team

Nineteen Kentucky Baptists arrived in St. Thomas on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 15) to face some "extremely challenging" working conditions on the tiny Caribbean island, devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

MercyMe, Williams, Winans have big night at GMA Dove Awards

Gospel music veterans MercyMe, Casting Crowns, CeCe Winans and Hillsong received honors at the 48th annual GMA Dove Awards. Newcomer Zach Williams also was among the night's big winners.
  • Preschooler raises $400 for disaster relief

    by Carrie Brown McWhorter/Alabama Baptist, posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (6 hours ago)

    JEMISON, Ala.(BP) -- When 4-year-old Holden Roberts saw a news report featuring a little girl whose family had taken shelter from Hurricane Irma, it made him sad to think that kids had to leave their favorite toys behind.

    Holden's favorite toy is a log truck, but he asked his parents, Brett and Julie Roberts, about sending some of his other toys to the children who had lost theirs. Read More

  • MOVIES: Don't dance with the devil

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (6 hours ago)

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    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- It's that time of year when haunted houses suddenly creep up in shopping malls, every cable network runs either classic fright flicks or "Halloween" rip-offs and, of course, Hollywood will no doubt dig up a new theatrical paranormal "true" story.

    So, each trick-or-treat season I raise the question, should we Christians put this stuff in our heads? Read More

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    Bible Study: Oct. 22, 2017

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (4 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

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    'Remarkable' Rutledge collection new to SBC archives

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (4 hours ago)

    Photo by Don Rutledge
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The late award winning photographer Don Rutledge tried his hand at pastoring, but realized his true calling in uniquely displaying God's creation. Photographs and related items spanning more than 40 years of his ministry and missions comprise a new Southern Baptist archival collection.

    "I love photojournalism and enjoy using it as a worldwide Christian ministry," the renowned photographer has said. "It forces me to see, to look beyond what the average person observes, to search where few people care even to look, to glance over and beyond my backyard fence. Read More

  • Study: Young Bible readers more likely to be faithful adults

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (yesterday)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Most churchgoing Protestant parents of young adults say their kids grew up to be Christians.

    But half of them don't actually practice the Christian faith, their parents say, according to a LifeWay Research survey released today (Oct. 17). And the biggest factor predicting their spiritual health as young adults is whether they read the Bible regularly as kids.

    Those are among the findings of the study, which was conducted Sept. 22-Oct. 5, 2016, among Protestant churchgoers about parenting and spirituality. The survey was sponsored by LifeWay Kids for use in the book "Nothing Less: Engaging Kids in a Lifetime of Faith," which was released Oct. 2. Read More