• Conf. on transgenderism responds to challenges

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Tuesday, October 06, 2015 (5 hours ago)

    SBTS photo by Emil Handke
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The transgender movement presents an unprecedented theological and cultural crisis for the church, said Southern Baptist scholars at an Oct. 5 pre-conference event, "Transgender: Transgender confusion and transformational Christianity," at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    The preconference preceded the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) annual conference, which is being held at the ... Read More

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    Uphold religious liberty for all, Baptists urge

    by Marilyn Stewart , posted Tuesday, October 06, 2015 (4 hours ago)

    Photo by Marilyn Stewart
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Calling for Baptists to remember their roots as a "jailhouse religion," Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said Christians must be willing to be marginalized and offended for the sake of the Gospel.

    The remarks came at Baptist Voices: Left, Right and Center, a Sept. 29 forum sponsored by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Institute for Faith and the Public Square that brought ... Read More

  • Pastor, daughter share Gospel in Cuba

    by Nicole Kalil/Florida Baptist Witness, posted Tuesday, October 06, 2015 (6 hours ago)

    Photo courtesy of Howard Harden
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) -- One Florida Baptist father is going to great lengths to make sure his children understand the importance of sharing the Gospel. In fact, he and his daughter went all the way to Cuba.

    Brenda Harden, 11, can now say she got to bring the Good News to a third-world, communist country. Read More

  • Billy Graham marks 97th year with new film

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, October 06, 2015 (5 hours ago)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) will release Oct. 15 a new film in its global "My Hope" outreach and is encouraging pastors to use the free resource in conjunction with Graham's 97th birthday celebration Nov. 7.

    "Value of a Soul" showcases the testimonies of three born-again believers, including a former hard-core underground rapper, a ... Read More

  • S.C. Baptists prepare for 'marathon' of work

    by Butch Blume/The Baptist Courier , posted Monday, October 05, 2015 (yesterday)

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (BP) -- A South Carolina Baptist disaster relief official is predicting it will take years for the state to recover from the extensive flooding of the past two days.

    "This is much bigger than [the recovery from] Hurricane Hugo," said Randy Creamer, disaster relief coordinator for the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Creamer said the flooding that has prompted 10 counties or municipalities to declare states of ... Read More