August 27, 2014


NASHVILLE (BP) -- Pastors know that well-trained lay leaders and volunteers are essential for the health of a local church. Read More

Bill would protect state marriage policy
WASHINGTON (BP) -- Federal legislation to protect state authority in crafting state marriage policy has been introduced in Congress by Rep. Randy Weber, R.-Texas. Read More
LifeWay's Rainer, in open letter to Southern Baptists, calls for return to 'first love'
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, expressed concern over "a loss of passion for those who do not know Christ" in an open letter to Southern Baptists posted today (Jan. 13) on his blog,
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South Sudan Christians see glimmer of hope
SOUTH SUDAN (BP) -- A breakthrough between warring factions in South Sudan has provided a glimmer of hope that the mostly Christian nation may escape civil war.
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Remote village spiritual 'battlefield' for church
CORDOVA, Peru (BP) -- When Eric Turner was growing up, he couldn't have dreamed God was preparing him to live two years in the Peruvian Andes. Read More
Off beaten path missionaries take Gospel
SAN LUIS, Peru (BP) -- Josh Murphree doesn't live at the ends of the earth, but he says can see it from his back porch.
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Moore podcast to tackle ethics questions
"[F]or most Christians, the issues that we deal with ethically have to do simply with what it means to follow Christ."
- Russell D. Moore
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention's ethics entity has inaugurated a podcast to provide practical assistance on ethical issues. Read More

First Person
Diana Davis
FIRST-PERSON: A New Year's challenge for small groups
Columnist Diana Davis presents ideas for how to start new small groups at the start of a new year.
Terry Dorsett
FIRST-PERSON: Heading in the right direction
Church planter Terry Dorsett emphasizes the need for godly guidance when setting out on a journey or thinking through an issue.



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