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Market volatility: GuideStone offers tips, new fundDALLAS (BP) -- As the U.S. stock market continues to eclipse all-time highs -- the S&P 500 Index has recorded 43 new all-time highs between November 8 and August 11 -- analysts with GuideStone Financial Resources caution that the markets may be set for a period of extended volatility.
GuideStone also announced Tuesday (Aug. 15) they have launched a new fund that offers diversification aiming to address increased market volatility. Read More
At Annapolis, he pastors military & civilian staffANNAPOLIS, Md. (BP) -- Bart Physioc, the new civilian pastor of the U.S. Naval Academy chapel, is filling the gap for busy Navy chaplains who need help ministering to an entire congregation.
Physioc fills a unique position in a congregation that encompasses active duty and retired military, civilians and staff. Because Navy chaplains have responsibilities that limit their ability to pastor the whole church, Physioc helps cover visitations and ministers to and disciples the members. Physioc is a 1983 and 1988 alumnus of Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More
Survey spotlights American views on sinNASHVILLE (BP) -- According to a study released today (Aug. 15), two-thirds of Americans (67 percent) say they are sinners. And most people apparently aren't too happy about it -- only 5 percent say they have no desire to mend their ways.
As America becomes more secular, the idea of sin still rings true, said Scott McConnell, executive director of Nashville-based LifeWay Research.
"Almost nobody wants to be a sinner," he said. Read More
FROM THE STATES: Ga., Calif. And Texas evangelism/missions news; 'What we really hope and pray to do is impact their lives for Christ'
Today's From the States features items from: The Christian Index (Georgia); California Southern Baptist; Southern Baptist TEXAN Read More
When white supremacists come to townCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (BP) -- I live in Charlottesville, Va. You may have heard of it.
You may have seen my city on the news or on your Twitter feed after several white nationalist and white supremacist groups converged on our downtown park to protest the potential removal of a Robert E. Lee statue.
You likely have seen the images of confederate flags and swastikas, protesters and counter-protesters, fist fights and arrests, and videos of carnage. I have watched ... Read More