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Luter, on race relations, sees church as unifierNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Race relations issues have not improved since the election of the first African American U.S. president, but the church can lead in modeling reconciliation, said Fred Luter Jr., immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the first African American to hold the position. Read More
Most Americans unfazed by Planned Parenthood videosNASHVILLE (BP) -- "What videos?" seems to be the reaction of most Americans to the series of undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood over the past six months, according to a new LifeWay Research survey.
The videos made national headlines, provoked outrage in Congress and prompted investigations in about a dozen states. In showing undercover activists from the Center for Medical Progress discussing with Planned Parenthood officials possible payments for donated fetal remains, CMP contends the videos show Planned Parenthood illegally selling fetal remains. Planned Parenthood denies the claim. Read More
Trump receives 'tough questions' on social issuesNASHVILLE (BP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has received an open letter from Focus on the Family's CitizenLink network asking him to clarify what CitizenLink's president called a "contradictory record" on abortion and religious freedom among other social issues. Read More
Church's 500 volunteers make community-wide impactSARASOTA, Fla. (BP) -- Wearing bright blue T-shirts proclaiming "I love Sarasota," nearly 500 members of Sarasota Baptist Church -- from children to octogenarians -- fanned out across the area to show the love of Christ during the first week of February.
"We challenged our people to take a one-week mission trip to Sarasota," pastor Mike Landry said. "We are on mission to our community, and to just love on our city." Read More
Riding a Harley & the mission of GodLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP) -- I ran across a Twitter post by a motorcyclist the other day reminding fellow bikers to always stop when they see one of their own broken down on the side of the road.
The comment got me to thinking about things I've learned riding my Harley-Davidson Road King along the highways and byways of our state, including the Pastor/Staff Motorcycle Ride sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention and the Arkansas Baptist News last summer. About 25 of us participated, including Sonny Tucker, the convention's executive director. Read More
Bible Study: Feb. 21, 2016
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. Read More