September 2, 2014


NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program contributions to the SBC Executive Committee are 3.44 percent below the year-to-date CP budget goal, and 2.72 percent below contributions received during the same time frame last year. Read More

Ukraine's 'EuroMaidan' protests escalate
KIEV, Ukraine (BP) -- As conflict in Ukraine heads into its third month, Ukrainians are losing hope for a peaceful resolution due to mounting hostility.

Troubles began when the Ukrainian government failed to sign a trade agreement with the European Union and, instead, signed a deal for financial assistance from Russia that is opposed by many Ukrainians. Read More
'More for Christ' commitment lifts rural church to new heights
MEXICO, Ky. (BP) -- Members of Mexico Baptist Church in rural Kentucky decided in the early 1940s to begin increasing their Cooperative Program giving toward 25 percent of their undesignated offerings. By 1978 they had reached that goal, which they maintain to this day. Read More
Abortion: Ultrasounds face off with webcams
DALLAS (BP) -- Carolyn Cline calls it "our God machine."

The director of the Downtown Dallas Pregnancy Center is referring to the group's latest ultrasound machine. Cline saw a father come in with his 17-year-old pregnant daughter recently, believing abortion to be the best option. But after seeing the ultrasound and hearing the unborn baby's heartbeat, tears ran down the man's cheeks. Read More
New abortion stats spark divergent analyses
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The latest reported decline in abortions in the U.S. cannot be appreciated without giving credit to legislative and educational efforts of pro-life organizations, National Right to Life President Carol Tobias said.
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Bob Dixon's influence: enduring gratitude
MARIETTA, Ga. (BP) -- God has a way of bringing people into your life to accomplish His purposes. Bob Dixon, retired president of the Texas Baptist Men, was one of those people in my life.
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First Person
Lynette Ezell
FIRST-PERSON: Encouragement for adoptive parents
Adoption advocate Lynette Ezell says God sets the lonely in families, sometimes by calling parents to broaden their tents and surrender their homes for the sake of the Gospel.



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