September 17, 2014


NASHVILLE (BP) -- So what else happened in 2013?
In addition to Baptist Press' annual recap of the most read-stories of the year (, BP's staff suggests the following stories as representative of Southern Baptists' ministry and witness to a world in need of Christ's transformation and healing. Read More

High court intervenes on HHS mandate
WASHINGTON (BP) -- A U.S. Supreme Court justice granted an order of Roman Catholic nuns a last-minute reprieve from the Obama administration's abortion/contraception mandate, providing foes of the requirement another in an overwhelming series of wins. Read More
Congressmen: The PRIZE of citizenship
Congressmen Steve Pearce and J. Randy
Forbes note that religious freedom was a valued prize of citizenship for America's Founding Fathers worth the price of "their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor." Read More
Ala. pastor charged with murder
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- An Alabama pastor has been charged with the murder of his wife who was found dead in their home in July 2013, according to a breaking story posted on The Alabama Baptist newspaper's website. Read More
Send North America's impact in 2013
ALPHARETTA, Ga. BP -- The deaf residents of Manchester, Conn., now have a church of their own, as do the students at the University of Hartford -- and it's right on campus. This is because God is using church planters to reach into the hard-to-reach areas of North America with the Gospel. Read More
CULTURE DIGEST: Huckabee weighs another presidential bid; Salvation Army counters LBGT rumors; ...
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is considering another run for president in 2016, he said on Fox News during his latest round of defending biblical values. Read More
2nd VIEW: BP's most-read stories of 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- In a year filled with headlines about healthcare, national debt, same-sex marriage and a slew of international challenges, a story about a hip-hop artist was the most-read article of 2013 on Baptist Press' website. Read More

First Person
Ed Stetzer
FIRST-PERSON: Thoughts on alcoholism
LifeWay Research President Ed Stetzer says New Year's should cause evangelicals to consider their views on alcohol and its impact on those in the ministry and elsewhere.



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