August 28, 2014


NASHVILLE (BP) -- Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe in human evolution and one-third reject the idea, according to a Pew Research Center study highlighting a battle of worldviews with implications for multiple facets of life. Read More

DOJ opposes stay of nuns' mandate request
The administration is 'trying to bully nuns into violating their religious beliefs.'
-- Mark Rienzi
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Department of Justice has urged a U.S. Supreme Court justice to reject a request by Roman Catholic nuns for the continuation of an injunction blocking enforcement of the Obama administration's abortion/contraception mandate. Read More
CP at 91.55% of budget
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are $43,829,795.61 or 91.55 percent of the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget goal. ... Read More
CP gives small church global impact
CLEARWATER, Idaho (BP) –- First Baptist Church of Clearwater only draws about 40 worshippers Sunday mornings, but makes a global missions impact through the Cooperative Program.
      Bill Horn, First Baptist's bivocational pastor, extols the Cooperative Program as unique. Read More
Baby name 'Messiah' OK, most Americans say
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- Three out of four (74 percent) Americans say parents should be able to give their child religious names -- including Messiah -- according to a survey from LifeWay Research. A similar number (75 percent) say a judge should not be allowed to change a child's name for religious reasons. Read More
Pakistan court heightens Christians' wariness
LAHORE, Pakistan (BP) -- A Pakistani court's order for only the death sentence to be levied for insulting Islam's prophet will further endanger Christians and heighten the powers of the Islamic court that issued it, Morning Star News reported from sources inside the country. Read More

First Person
Roger S. Oldham
CALL TO PRAYER: Pray like never before
In the first CALL TO PRAYER of 2014, Roger S. Oldham calls on Southern Baptists to pray like never before, and offers seven spiritual suggestions for a more fruitful prayer journal.
Kelly Boggs
FIRST-PERSON: Phil Robertson & us
Baptist Press columnist assesses why so many people rallied behind Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson in the recent dust-up over his remarks about homosexuality.
Luis R. López
EDITORIAL: Año Nuevo, Vida Nueva
La brisa del tiempo decembrino ha quedado atrás. Los pitos, las matracas y la música de navidad han parado. Las campanas anunciando la llegada del 2014 se escucharon. ...



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