September 1, 2014


WASHINGTON (BP) -- President Obama's recent comments about marijuana are very troubling. Having smoked marijuana myself for many years as a teenager and young adult, I can say that the president's claim that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol is an inadequate comparison. Read More

Church input sought for compensation survey
DALLAS (BP) -- Ministers and church employees are invited to participate in the 2014 SBC Church Compensation Survey, a tool used by churches of all sizes to determine fair wages and benefits.
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ERLC initiative to guide church's social witness
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention's ethics
entity has launched a new initiative to help evangelical Christians understand and respond to public issues. Read More
Eric Reed at Ill. Baptist media helm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BP) -- Eric Reed
has joined the Illinois Baptist State Association staff as editor of Illinois Baptist media and associate executive director of communications. Read More

First Person
Erich Bridges
WORLDVIEW: Quiet revolutionaries of freedom
Missions columnist Erich Bridges discusses the overwhelming positive impact of evangelical missionaries throughout history, saying the quiet revolutionaries of freedom were motivated by the love of Christ.
Jason Duesing
FIRST-PERSON: A steersman in a storm
Seminary professor Jason Duesing notes the heroism of Adoniram Judson some 200 years ago -- which included the pioneer missionary's perseverance "in the less visible but still vital battles of the mind and heart."



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