Page: CP rebounding despite challengesNASHVILLE (BP) -- The average Cooperative Program gift from churches has rebounded from a low of 5.41 percent of undesignated receipts, and there are indications that Southern Baptists feel renewed interest in cooperative ministry endeavors, Frank S. Page said in his report to the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Sept. 22. Read MorePhoto by Morris Abernathy
'Third way' church disfellowshipped from SBC
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Acting on behalf of the Southern Baptist Convention, its Executive Committee has withdrawn fellowship from a California church where some members, including the pastor, believe that "same-sex marriage can be blessed by God." Read More
Mental illness remains taboo topic for pastorsNASHVILLE (BP) -- One in four Americans has suffered from some kind of mental illness. Many look to their church for spiritual guidance in times of distress. But a new LifeWay study shows they are unlikely to find much help on Sunday mornings. Read More
A.T. Robertson & his 'monumental achievement'LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- On the afternoon of Sept. 24, 1934, A.T. Robertson pondered over a difficult text in his Greek New Testament. Leaving a mark on Matthew 6:11, Robertson walked out of his office in Norton Hall at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to teach his Greek class. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Presence, but no witness
EULESS, Texas (BP) -- Here is an impossible dream: to think we can change our nation and our world simply by being present without being passionate and evangelistic in our faith and actions.
FIRST-PERSON: Social media do's & don'ts
DALLAS (BP) -- Social media has radically altered the cultural landscape. As ministry wives, we have an unparalleled opportunity via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. to contribute to the good of our church, family and community. But as in everything, social media also can cause great harm.