August 22, 2014


"It's simply the truth of the message of Jesus Christ, that our hope is found in no one else."
-- Sterling Edwards
LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (BP) -- Crossroads Church of Long Island pastor Sterling Edwards wasn't even born in 1957, but Billy Graham's New York evangelistic crusade that year has inspired the young church planter to host a My Hope America event in advance of Easter. Read More

CP enables global disciple making
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (BP) -- Their mission trips carry the Gospel to California, Alaska, Arizona, Hungary and Trinidad and Tobago, with Utah a potential new site. To thoroughly fulfill the Great Commission, however, Arapahoe Road Baptist Church relies on the Cooperative Program. Read More
'Noah' recasts ancient heresy, experts say
NASHVILLE (BP) -- After two weeks in theaters, Paramount Studios' Bible-inspired movie "Noah" has generated more than $76 million in ticket sales and continues to provoke discussion among Christian commentators -- including suggestions that the film's director, Darren Aronofsky, drew inspiration from the ancient heresy of Gnosticism. Read More
Moore: Marriage needs pro-lifers' strategy
WASHINGTON (BP) -- Advocates for the biblical, traditional meaning of marriage should take a page from the playbook of the pro-life movement, Southern Baptist lead ethicist Russell D. Moore says. Read More
Housing allowance: ERLC, IMB, GuideStone urge court to uphold ministerial provision
WASHINGTON (BP) -- Three entities of the Southern Baptist Convention have called for a federal appeals court to overturn a decision invalidating the ministerial housing allowance. Read More
OKC's Dilbeck to be 2nd VP nominee
WOODSTOCK, Ga. (BP) -- Oklahoma City pastor Hance Dilbeck will be nominated for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention in June, a former SBC president, Johnny Hunt, has announced. Read More
At Fort Hood, SBC chaplain voices prayer
FORT HOOD, Texas (BP) -- Chaplain Col. Matthew M. Goff opened a Fort Hood memorial service April 9 honoring soldiers slain and wounded in a shooting spree a week earlier by asking God "to walk with us to the valley of our grief." Read More
2nd VIEW: 'Subjective discrimination' fuels states' religious freedom bills
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Concern that anti-discrimination laws infringe on religious liberty is among factors that have prompted more than a dozen states to consider religious freedom bills to protect Christians' right to speak against homosexuality. Read More

First Person
Ralph Tone
CALL TO PRAYER: A good time to prayerwalk
Ralph Tone, noting the warmer temperatures of spring, writes that it's a good time for Christians to prayerwalk the streets of their communities -- to pray for people in their homes, for schools, churches and businesses.
Kelly Boggs
FIRST-PERSON: Lessons from Apollo 13
On the anniversary of Apollo 13's ill-fated launch, columnist Kelly Boggs draws lessons from its astronauts and Mission Control crew about how to achieve what's most important in life.
Octavio J. Esqueda
EDITORIAL: Alabad al Señor
"¿Cómo estás?" Un amigo mío respondía en tono de broma a esta común pregunta con las palabras "bien, pero ni modo" o "bien, pero ya se me va a pasar". ...



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