August 30, 2014
AGOJO, Philippines (BP) -- A small-scale spiritual awakening continues in Agojo, a Filipino fishing village devastated by Typhoon Haiyan last November.
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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
USCIRF: Religious liberty law needs revision
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The White House and Congress need to make specific changes to combat persecution 15 years after enacting legislation to promote religious liberty globally, a federal watchdog says in its annual report. Read More
Persecuted draw focus on Day of Prayer
WASHINGTON (BP) -- President Obama called for Americans to remember the persecuted overseas as millions observed the National Day of Prayer.
People gathered Thursday (May 1) at tens of thousands of events throughout the United States to pray on a day the federal government has recognized for more than six decades. ... Read More
Revamped NAMB website points to action
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- When it comes to evangelizing today's global generation, stories matter. Just ask a Korean exchange student who recently committed her life to Christ in Indianapolis. Church planter Brandon Shields says when a young woman in his congregation shared Christ with her through narrative, the former atheist responded. Read More
Pro-gay book, publisher face more criticism
NASHVILLE (BP) -- New criticisms of Matthew Vines' "God and the Gay Christian" have emerged in the week since its April 22 release. Among the critics are a Southern Baptist seminary professor, a popular blogger and a noted defender of young earth creationism. Read More
Yeats' nomination to be made by Allen
BALTIMORE (BP) -- Jason K. Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, will nominate John L. Yeats for an 18th term as recording secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention at the June 10-11 annual meeting in Baltimore. Read More
ERLC to host sessions at SBC meeting
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission will sponsor events before and during the convention's 2014 meeting to address a variety of challenges facing Christians today. Read More
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Paul Gould
FIRST-PERSON: The church needs philosophers (& philosophers need the church)
Seminary professor Paul Gould sets forth reasons why the church needs Christian philosophers while noting why philosophers need the church.

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