August 31, 2014


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Calling his message a "frightening responsibility" because of his desire to speak accurately,
while simultaneously being "honoring of our Lord," Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, delivered a "State of the SBC" address at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Students, faculty, staff and local church pastors from Missouri, Kansas and the Midwest region gathered in the seminary's chapel to listen to the message, which covered a wide range of issues within the SBC. Page shared his own observations, predictions and exhortations to Southern Baptists. Read More

States budget more for Great Commission
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Trending among Baptist state convention meetings this year was the decision to send more money to the mission field -- a challenge set forth by the Great Commission Task Force adopted by the SBC at its 2010 annual meeting in Orlando. Read More
Marriage defense rises in state conventions
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Baptists once again underscored their commitment to traditional marriage in state convention meetings across the nation in 2013. Read More
Pro-life movement 'alive and well,' leaders say
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The survival and growth of the pro-life movement are remarkable, some of its leaders said as the United States reached the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court's legalization of abortion nationwide.
"We must continue to call for justice for the unborn while pointing burdened consciences to the forgiving mercy of God."
-- Russell D. Moore
Right-to-life advocates applauded their movement's continuing response to Roe v. Wade, the Jan. 22, 1973 decision that struck down all state bans on abortion. Read More
Abedini now among Iran's political prisoners
TEHRAN, Iran (BP) -- Saeed Abedini, held in a brutal Iranian prison because of his faith, has been transferred from the murderer ward to the political prisoner ward, something a key supporter called "an improvement, but not a victory." Read More
New Egypt constitution nudges Christian hope
CAIRO, Egypt (BP) -- Egyptian voters have approved a new constitution, leaving Christians a bit more hopeful, though it does not secure basic rights for religious minorities. Read More

First Person
Tricia Lovejoy
FIRST-PERSON: Partners in ministry
A pastor's wife recounts how her marriage has become an intimate partnership both in their church and their home.
Phil Boatwright
FIRST-PERSON: Life wins in pro-choice Hollywood
Have you noticed there are few if any movies concerning an unexpected pregnancy where planned abortion prevails? Film critic Phil Boatwright examines why the movie industry dare not portray their title characters as those who choose themselves over unborn children.



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