September 14, 2014


NASHVILLE (BP) -- No one seems to be arguing whether Paramount Studios' "Noah" is a factual representation of Scripture, as the filmmaker has admitted it is not, but Christians disagree whether the movie will advance the Lord's Kingdom.

Christian academia, pastors and movie critics laud the production as a tool to encourage dialogue about the Bible, while some caution that viewing the film might birth doubt and inaccuracies in the hearts of believers. The $130 million production, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Russell Crowe in the title role, opens today (March 28) in theatres. Read More

Unity found amid conflict in Ukraine
HAUNETAL, Germany (BP) -- As Russian tanks rolled through Crimea and thousands of people staged demonstrations both for and against the governments of Russia and Ukraine, there was one group united by something other than nationalism or a common language. Read More
Crimean Baptists remain uncertain on future
KIEV, Ukraine (BP) -- Baptist workers in Russia and Ukraine remain uncertain what effect the recent Crimean referendum to secede from Ukraine and join Russia will have on churches in the region. Read More
Committee on Resolutions named for 2014 SBC
BALTIMORE (BP) -- SBC President Fred Luter has named the members of the Committee on Resolutions for the June 10-11 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Baltimore. Read More
Moore, Lynn debate Hobby Lobby's liberty
WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist ethicist Russell D. Moore defended America's longstanding religious liberty in a debate with church-state separationist Barry Lynn on C-SPAN Friday (March 28). Read More
Sweet 16: Stokes' big footprint carries Tenn.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- A successful team has to be built on a solid foundation. None gets much more solid than 6-feet-8, 260-pound Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes, whose size 23 shoe, basketball skill and steady off-court influence are leaving a big footprint. Read More
Serving & sharing focus of church, NAMB effort
SALISBURY, Md. (BP) -- In the early days of his church plant, pastor Ryan Weaver and his team at Remedy Church scoured the newspapers looking for ways to serve the people of Salisbury, Md. It was a small ad asking for landscaping help that eventually caught their eye. Read More

First Person
Frank S. Page
CALL TO PRAYER: Peace in the midst of crisis
As the crisis in Ukraine continues, Frank Page, president of the SBC Executive Committee, reminds Southern Baptists to continue praying for the country, and that the Gospel will spread there during these troubled times.
Gerardo A. Alfaro
EDITORIAL: ¿Que significa conocer a Jesus?
Recuerdo que allá por los años ochentas del siglo pasado uno de los más famosos evangelistas argentinos vino a Guatemala a predicar en el estadio Mateo Flores. ...



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