September 16, 2014
KATHMANDU, Nepal (BP) -- In the West, the question, "How did you meet your spouse?" garners a variety of answers. Some husbands and wives meet in high school or college. Some are set up on blind dates or meet through dating websites. Other couples meet through mutual friends.

Bal and Anila Rai met through the sounds of a leaf.

The Rais believe music and instruments are not just a way to meet spouses but are a way people can connect with their Creator. In the past, the Rais translated worship songs for a Christian organization and now are involved in writing worship songs in their native language. Read More
BALTIMORE (BP) -- Baptist Press is live blogging the SBC annual meeting in Baltimore. Updates can be read here, at our Twitter account (, or our Facebook account ( Want more updates? Follow our SBC annual meeting feed at A schedule of the Wednesday meeting can be found at Watch the SBC annual meeting live here. Read More
ERLC joins brief, defends marriage laws
"The government shouldn't subvert the democratic process."
–- Russell D. Moore
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has joined a diverse coalition of religious organizations in telling a federal appeals court that state laws limiting marriage to a man and a woman are not based on hostility toward same-sex couples. Read More
Marriage 'in jeopardy,' Ky. Bapt. leaders say
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Kentucky's definition of marriage is on a "slippery slope" after a federal judge's decision, warn Baptist leaders -- despite a state constitutional amendment approved by 75 percent of, or 1.2 million, voters in 2004. Read More
Va., other states face new marriage battles
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Voter-approved marriage amendments are under fire in several states now, including Virginia, where a federal judge struck down that state's protection of traditional marriage by saying it violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Read More
Olympics give men's group ministry moment
SOCHI (BP) -- Trembling, a Russian teenager made his way down the aisle of a Russian Baptist Church to respond to the Gospel message proclaimed through the music of the Singing Men of Oklahoma and an invitation by Russian and American pastors. Read More
Warren, LifeWay to release 'Son of God' study
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Pastor and The New York Times best-selling author Rick Warren is partnering with LifeWay Christian Resources to release a Bible study for the upcoming "Son of God" movie from 20th Century Fox. Read More
First Person
Jeff Jones
CALL TO PRAYER: Praying for collegians
If we are praying for a revival in America, then we should beg God for the hearts and lives of college students, says collegiate minister Jeff Jones.
Kathy Ferguson Litton
FIRST-PERSON: What my love does for my husband
Pastor's wife Kathy Litton lists several ways that her love for her husband gives him courage and support amid the fears and self-doubt he may experience at times.
Kelly Boggs
FIRST-PERSON: An extraordinary mentor
Although Baptist Press columnist Kelly Boggs spent just three years on the church staff of Brother Franks, recounts the influence of "this true man of God was almost beyond words to describe."
Rafael Gutierrez
EDITORIAL: Entendiendo el Plan de Dios para tu Matrimonio
Comencemos estableciendo el hecho de que cada matrimonio es único y que tiene sus propios retos. También partimos del principio que la Palabra de Dios tiene las respuestas a todas nuestras preguntas ...

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