New missionaries join God's 'unstoppable mission'HOUSTON (BP) -- The only interest David Kizziah had in church as a youth was the gym at Circlewood Baptist Church. He and his friends broke into the gym to play basketball several times before being caught. But the youth minister showed grace that Kizziah wasn't expecting. He offered Kizziah and his friends an open invitation to play basketball if they would come to church. Read MorePhoto by Chris Carter/IMB
Platt unveils 'reset' of IMB strategy, structureHOUSTON (BP) -- International Mission Board President David Platt proposed streamlining the mission agency's strategy and structure -- in keeping with his desire for IMB to exalt Christ and work more effectively toward accomplishing the Great Commission -- during IMB's Feb. 24-25 trustee meeting in Houston. Read MorePhoto by Chris Carter/IMB
Benham brothers take stand 'Whatever The Cost'CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- Growing up in the home of a noted pro-life activist taught David and Jason Benham that standing up for one's faith came with a price, one they are paying after losing their TV show, "Flip It Forward."
The Benhams made nationwide headlines last May after Home and Garden Television (HGTV) cancelled the show before its planned premiere in the fall of 2014. Read More
BGCT transgender resolution: Gender is 'gift of God'
DALLAS (BP) -- A resolution on transgender issues, declaring gender is determined biologically, not psychologically, was adopted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas' Executive Board during its Feb. 23-24 meeting in Dallas. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: They called me pastorJim Burton says he never set out to be a Korean church planter, but God orchestrated the opportunity with a multi-generation congregation in metro Atlanta. Burton shares his story of leading the church to plant new churches. Read More
Islamic jihad, in many forms, 'gaining ground'Jihadists are using "the freedoms of democracy to achieve political change to try to destroy that democracy and the freedoms which it enshrines."NASHVILLE (BP) -- Many in western democracies are blind to radical Islam's threat to their security and cultural values, speakers said at a day-long discussion of Islam during the National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention.
-- Caroline Cox
"The majority of Muslims are peaceful and good citizens," Robert Edmiston, a member of Britain's House of Lords from the Conservative Party, said at the Feb. 24 event in Nashville. "But there are some that are extremists, and they are gaining ground." Read More