Page: Churches & stewardship key to SBC honoring God

The church must be a focal point where God's glory is evident, Frank S. Page, president of the Executive Committee, stated during the opening session of the EC's Feb. 19-20 meeting in Nashville.

Fla. church finding a way forward after school shooting

As church families gathered around the nation on Sunday (Feb. 18), many congregations prayed for those affected by the mass school shooting that took place in Parkland, Fla.

Hockey an opportunity for Hensley to love God, others

Nicole Hensley, a goalie on the U.S. women's hockey team, has a chance for a gold medal when the Americans face Canada on Thursday. But a higher priority for Hensley than hockey success is her relationship with the Lord.
  • Parents lose custody of transgender teen

    by Kiley Crossland/WORLD, posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (15 hours ago)

    CINCINNATI, Ohio (BP) -- An Ohio couple on Friday (Feb. 16) lost permanent custody of their teenage daughter because they didn't want her to undergo sex-change treatment.

    Cincinnati-area Juvenile Court Judge Sylvia Hendon removed the girl from her parents' custody and turned her over to her maternal grandparents, who support the 17-year-old's desire to identify as a boy. The teen moved in with her grandparents early last year.

    The names of the girl and her parents and grandparents are sealed by court order. Read More

  • Pastors' Conf. announces 2018 speakers, theme

    by David Roach, posted Monday, February 19, 2018 (yesterday)

    DALLAS (BP) -- "Fulfill Your Ministry!" will be the theme addressed by a diverse lineup of speakers at this year's Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference June 10-11 in Dallas.

    Pastors' Conference President H.B. Charles Jr. announced the theme, drawn from 2 Timothy 4:5, and speakers, half of whom are non-Anglo, late last week in a blog post. Five African American preachers will join one Hispanic preacher and six Anglos. Read More