August 30, 2014
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Fragile calm belies churches' fears
CAIRO (BP) -- "Anger. Killing. Blood." These are words that currently describe Egypt, said Mounir Sobhy Yacoub Malaty, pastor of First Baptist Church, Cairo.

"Attacks have not stopped. Innocent people are being killed. Big numbers of protesters themselves are dying," he lamented.

But a fragile calm seems to be settling across Cairo as life slowly returns to normal. In spite of the presence of armored personnel carriers, traffic once again moves along the city's major thoroughfares, and people are returning to work.

Just days before, Egyptians experienced violent clashes that left nearly 900 people dead and more than 4,000 injured. 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
Ban on teen therapy for same-sex attraction signed by N.J. Gov. Chris Christie
"I like Chris Christie ... but this is a disappointing move."
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TRENTON, N.J. (BP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law Aug. 19 that bans state-licensed counselors from trying to help children under 18 reduce or eliminate same-sex attraction, a practice known as reparative or conversion therapy. Read More
Latin American leaders discuss theology
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Nearly 60 church leaders and educators from Latin America gathered at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to help enrich theological education among Baptists around the world. Read More
Churches help Catholics learn Baptist doctrine
BEAUMONT, Texas (BP) -- As Hispanic populations across the United States, many of which are traditionally Catholic, continue to increase, so do opportunities for Southern Baptist churches to address the spiritual questions of current and former Catholics. Read More
NAMB's Caison receives VOAD Spirit Award
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Longtime Southern Baptist Disaster Relief leader Mickey Caison has received the inaugural Spirit Award of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). Read More
2nd VIEW: Obamacare's implementation eyed by GuideStone for 2014
DALLAS (BP) -- As employers nationwide -- including most churches -- prepare for 2014, the year that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act becomes more broadly implemented, questions are understandably arising from pastors, business administrators and church personnel and finance committees. Read More
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