April 18, 2014


CEBU, Philippines (BP) -- Southern Baptists spent all of Monday (Nov. 18) packing relief kits for the inhabitants of Gibitngil Island in the Philippines. Read More

Liberty Univ. somber after fatal shooting
LYNCHBURG, Va. (BP) -- As police continue their investigation into reasons behind the fatal shooting of a Liberty University student Tuesday, Nov. 19, a spokesman for the school called the mood on campus somber and prayerful. Read More
Supreme Court, in 5-4 vote, allows Texas abortion law to remain in effect -- for now
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 5-4 that a Texas law regulating abortion may stay in effect pending a ruling by a federal appeals court early next year. Read More
Culture's challenge conveyed to students
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Andrew Walker conveyed a message to hundreds of college students he did not relish delivering but felt obligated to convey.
      "I don't want to leave any of you disillusioned or unhappy or sad, but the way culture is going in one direction [and] Christian ethics ... Read More
ENDA's 'great tension': to show 'grace & truth'
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Christians should respond with truth-telling and grace to legislative proposals such as one in Congress to grant workplace civil rights on the basis of homosexual, bisexual or transgender status, in the view of a Southern Baptist policy specialist. Read More
N.C. Baptists highlight lostness
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP) - North Carolina Baptists decreased their 2014 Cooperative Program budget, but increased the percentage they will send to the Southern Baptist Convention, and elected new officers during their 183rd annual meeting. They also learned more details about the convention's new strategy for impacting lostness and making disciples. Read More
Tenn. implementation vote slated for 2014
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BP) -- An emphasis on 1-5-1 Harvest Plants brought perhaps the most culturally diverse group of messengers ever to the Tennessee Baptist Convention's annual meeting Nov. 12-13 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Read More
Ga. Baptists surpass 20,000 backpacks goal
DACULA, Ga. (BP) -- As Georgia Baptists gathered for the annual meeting of the state convention they brought a veritable mountain of backpacks. Read More
Wyo. Baptists strengthen local ownership
CASPER, Wyo. (BP) -- Wyoming Baptists approved at their 30th annual meeting Future Study Group recommendations to decentralize staffing and create more local support and ownership of strategy and ministry. Read More

First Person
J.D. Greear
FIRST-PERSON: Morality in the public square
Pastor and author J.D. Greear examines the oft-heard belief that Christians should keep their our views on various moral issues out of the public square.



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