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Baptists give witness in 2013NASHVILLE (BP) -- So what else happened in 2013?
In addition to Baptist Press' annual recap of the most read-stories of the year (http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=41744), BP's staff suggests the following stories as representative of Southern Baptists' ministry and witness to a world in need of Christ's transformation and healing. Read More
High court intervenes on HHS mandate
WASHINGTON (BP) -- A U.S. Supreme Court justice granted an order of Roman Catholic nuns a last-minute reprieve from the Obama administration's abortion/contraception mandate, providing foes of the requirement another in an overwhelming series of wins. Read More
Congressmen: The PRIZE of citizenshipCongressmen Steve Pearce and J. RandyForbes note that religious freedom was a valued prize of citizenship for America's Founding Fathers worth the price of "their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor." Read More
Ala. pastor charged with murder
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- An Alabama pastor has been charged with the murder of his wife who was found dead in their home in July 2013, according to a breaking story posted on The Alabama Baptist newspaper's website. Read More
Send North America's impact in 2013ALPHARETTA, Ga. BP -- The deaf residents of Manchester, Conn., now have a church of their own, as do the students at the University of Hartford -- and it's right on campus. This is because God is using church planters to reach into the hard-to-reach areas of North America with the Gospel. Read More
CULTURE DIGEST: Huckabee weighs another presidential bid; Salvation Army counters LBGT rumors; ...NASHVILLE (BP) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is considering another run for president in 2016, he said on Fox News during his latest round of defending biblical values. Read More
2nd VIEW: BP's most-read stories of 2013NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- In a year filled with headlines about healthcare, national debt, same-sex marriage and a slew of international challenges, a story about a hip-hop artist was the most-read article of 2013 on Baptist Press' website. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Thoughts on alcoholism
LifeWay Research President Ed Stetzer says New Year's should cause evangelicals to consider their views on alcohol and its impact on those in the ministry and elsewhere. Read More
Bible Study: January 5, 2014
NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.
This week's Bible study is adapted from the Explore the Bible curriculum.
Bible Passage: John 15:26—16:15
Discussion Questions: When you were growing up, how did you respond to the statement "som... Read More