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Roe v. Wade 'survivors' defend right to lifeWASHINGTON (BP) -- People from across the nation and around world rallied Friday (Jan. 19) at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life just three days prior to the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that legalized abortion on demand across the nation.
A majority of the estimated 100,00-plus participants (no official counts are registered) appeared to be overwhelmingly teenagers and young adults who recognize the impact that the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v Wade decision has ... Read More
Evangelicals for Life addresses 'pro-life ethic'WASHINGTON (BP) -- Evangelical Christians defend not only unborn children in the pro-life cause but all other human beings in need as well, speakers said on the second day of the Evangelicals for Life conference in the country's capital.
Christian advocacy for and ministry to refugees, orphans, immigrants and the poor gained attention Jan. 19 at the third annual event co-hosted by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and Focus on the Family. The three-day conference -- which concluded Jan. 20 with breakout sessions -- broke ... Read More
SBC added as defendant in Pressler lawsuitHOUSTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention has been added as a co-defendant in a lawsuit accusing retired Texas state judge Paul Pressler of sexual abuse.
A Jan. 12 amendment to a suit originally filed last October claims the SBC, among other defendants, had a "duty to exercise reasonable care so as to control" Pressler, who helped engineer a strategy to turn the Southern Baptist Convention back to its theologically conservative roots in the late 20th century. See related report. Read More
Fire destroys activities center at Sunrise campusDANVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Flames were shooting through the roof of the Sunrise Children's Services activity center at its Danville, Ky., campus when local firefighters arrived on Friday afternoon (Jan. 19).
"God was watching out for us," said Dale Suttles, president of Sunrise Children's Services. "We were blessed that no one was in the activity center at the time."
Boyle County emergency manager Mike Wilder told WKYT-TV in Lexington that fire crews battled for over an hour to keep the fire from reaching residential cabins on ... Read More
Swimming bacteria defy DarwinASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Tiny biological motors that give bacteria the power to swim possess a complexity that baffles scientists and undercuts Darwin's theory of evolution. A recent study in Scientific Reports claims the existence of the motors shows evolution produces inevitable and creative ideas, terminology that sounds more like the work of God than of natural selection.
"Natural selection is supposed to be blind, random, and uncaring, but not here," Discovery Institute experts noted Jan. 8 on the organization's blog. Read More
FROM THE SEMINARIES: Convocation at SWBTS; new SBTS communications VPPatterson, at convocation: 'what a time' for ministry preparation
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Students beginning a new semester of study should "put on the armor of light," President Paige Patterson told Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary students and faculty during the spring 2018 convocation.
Leo Day, dean of the school of church music, lent his voice to a rousing welcome, followed by Patterson's message, launching the seminary's 110th spring semester ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: You don't reap what you sow; you reap more
There's more to the old adage, "You reap what you sow," J.D. Greear points out, noting that "what comes back to you is always greater than what you sowed" -- for good or bad. Read More