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National CP shows signs of reboundingNASHVILLE (BP) -- Despite a five-year decline in church membership and a corresponding decrease in per capita giving, the national portion of the Cooperative Program shows signs of rebounding through the first five months of fiscal 2014–2015. Read More
Abedini's 'dark day' sparks more calls for releaseWASHINGTON (BP) -- After imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini witnessed fellow prisoners being beaten and taken to their executions in Iran's Rajai Shahr prison last week, the American Center for Law and Justice called the U.S. not to make any nuclear deal with Iran until it releases Abedini. Read More
New fern discovery 'a problem' for evolutionistsASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP)-- Evolutionary biologists have announced the recent discovery in France of a hybrid fern species they claim to be as exciting as discovering a manatee could produce offspring with an elephant or a human with a lemur. Read More
Ga. Baptist missions-ministry center now debt-freeDULUTH, Ga. (BP) -- The debt on the Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center has been paid in full by a $25 million gift from the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation.
The announcement of the gift, which relieves the convention of an annual $1.6 million debt obligation, was made during the GBC Executive Committee's March 10 meeting at the Atlanta-area center in Duluth, which opened in September 2006. Read More
WMU names 2015 National Acteens Panelists
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.(BP) -- Woman's Missionary Union selected six teens to serve as 2015 National Acteens Panelists based on their commitment to missions and participation and leadership in their Acteens group, church, school and community. Read More
FROM THE STATES: Ky., N.C., Ariz. evangelism/missions news; 'When we prayed for the presence of God, He showed up'
Today's From the States features items from:
Western Recorder (Kentucky)
Baptist & Reflector (Tennessee)
Portraits (Arizona) Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Church planting to reach the nations
David Platt, president of Southern Baptists' International Mission Board, notes that the North American Mission Board's focus "to plant and revitalize churches" -- supported by the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering -- is key to spreading the Gospel "in this nation and to all nations." Read More