• Mich. pastors dispel Sharia law reports

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, February 27, 2015 (18 hours ago)

    Photo from City of Dearborn official website
    DEARBORN, Mich. (BP) -- Southern Baptist pastor Carlos Liese recalls entering a mosque near Dearborn, Mich., sitting on the floor with Islamists and sharing the Gospel. An elderly Muslim man who said little during the conversation invited Liese to his home.

    "And they had just told us we were going to hell, and we had gently told them that they were going to hell too, in a gracious way," Liese told Baptist Press. "But we stood our ground. We shared the Gospel and it was well received again, even though we ended up not agreeing." Read More

  • Same-sex parents: 'possible,' not 'moral'

    by David Roach, posted Friday, February 27, 2015 (18 hours ago)

    "We're talking about manufacturing children. ... It's of great concern."

    -- David Prentice

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Same-sex couples could soon have their own biological children by utilizing a reproductive technology being developed by researchers at Cambridge University and Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science. But Christian bioethicists have classified the potential new technology as rife with moral problems. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Simple click connects to GenSend

    by Jim Burton, posted Friday, February 27, 2015 (18 hours ago)

    Photo by Susan Whitley/NAMB
    PORTLAND, Ore. (BP) -- Perhaps this is only supposed to happen in movies. But with a little help from Google and one click of a mouse, Sarah Reese Hunt found her life's direction and then her husband.

    The North American Mission Board can't guarantee the same result for every college student. But NAMB can guarantee that checking out Generation Send (GenSend) can be life-changing for college students and the cities they serve as summer missionaries. Read More

  • New missionaries join God's 'unstoppable mission'

    by Marie Curtis, posted Friday, February 27, 2015 (22 hours ago)

    Photo by Chris Carter/IMB
    HOUSTON (BP) -- The only interest David Kizziah had in church as a youth was the gym at Circlewood Baptist Church. He and his friends broke into the gym to play basketball several times before being caught. But the youth minister showed grace that Kizziah wasn't expecting. He offered Kizziah and his friends an open invitation to play basketball if they would come to church. Read More

  • Christian media oppose FCC Internet ruling

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, February 27, 2015 (16 hours ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Christian media representatives are encouraging voters to ask Congress to overturn a Feb. 26 Federal Communications Commission ruling regulating broadband Internet services. Read More

  • Justices debate religious liberty in workplace

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, February 27, 2015 (17 hours ago)

    Photo by Emily Hardman, The Becket Fund
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court grappled with the responsibility of employers to know about and accommodate the religious practices of potential employees in oral arguments Feb. 25. Read More