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Trump, Clinton make gains on Super Tuesday
WASHINGTON (BP) -- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton piled up more victories on Super Tuesday, further raising the question of whether they can be stopped from winning the presidential nominations of their political parties.
Trump -- the celebrity billionaire -- won the Republican vote in seven states on the busiest day of the nomination season, while Clinton -- the former secretary of state and first lady -- also gained victories in seven states March 1 in her effort to win the Democratic nod. Read More
Invest in others through CP, Ky. pastor urgesBOWLING GREEN, Ky. (BP) -- In Bowling Green, Ky., which leads the nation in restaurants per capita and is home to General Motors' Corvette plant, Eastwood Baptist Church provides spiritual food and a fast ride to supporting missions across the globe.
Tom James has for 11 years pastored the church where about 850 people worship on Sunday mornings, up from 450 attenders at the beginning of his pastorate before the congregation had two campuses. Read More
J.D. Greear to be SBC president nomineeST. LOUIS (BP) -- North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Florida pastor Jimmy Scroggins announced today (March 2).
Greear, 42, "is leading his generation to live out a passion for the SBC, missions and the local church," Scroggins, pastor of Family Church in West Palm Beach, Fla., wrote in a news release stating his intention to nominate Greear at the SBC annual meeting in June. Read More
Evangelism rally at Baptist univ. seen as catalystJACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- Although it was a one-day evangelism rally, organizers are envisioning it as a catalyst for stirring Southern Baptists to share their faith.
The West Tennessee Evangelism Rally at Union University drew more than 800 attendees to hear key pastors and evangelists relay advice and encouragement for local Baptists' evangelistic efforts. Read More
Court division appears on Texas abortion regulations"Abortion activists ... are certainly on the wrong side of women's health on this issue."WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court appeared to divide as expected Wednesday (March 2) in oral arguments regarding a Texas law that regulates abortion doctors and clinics. Read More
Church & sexuality focus of conferenceMONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP) -- The sexual revolution in which our society finds itself has been a long time coming, said Timothy George, dean of Samford University's Beeson Divinity School, in his keynote address, "The Biblical Truth About Sexuality in a Morally Relative Age."
The speech kicked off The Church and Sexuality Conference on Feb. 29 at First Baptist Church, Montgomery, Ala. Read More
National CP 7.19% ahead of projection
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 7.19 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection and 1.46 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Page. Read More