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Netflix suicide series buzz alive, opinions varyNASHVILLE (BP) -- A streamed Netflix series dramatizing the fictional story of a teen's suicide has drawn disparate reactions from secular and Christian sectors in the U.S. and abroad as the show's popularity continues strong.
Netflix strengthened viewer warnings May 1 regarding the content of the series, "13 Reasons Why," after cries of possible "suicide contagion" and the glamorization of suicide spilled from religious, educational and clinical sectors within the U.S. and as far away as Australia and New Zealand. Conversely, others have said the series that debuted March 31 opens the airways for honest discussion of suicide's causes ... Read More
Nat’l CP 4.18% ahead of projectionYear-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 4.18 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection. Read More
Mo. flooding damages churches, calls DR to actionAs flood waters climb banks, close roads and wash over entire towns, Missouri Baptists remain ready to help their communities dry out. Read More
ADF: Georgia college, others violating student rightsWASHINGTON (BP) -- A Georgia college's suppression of a student's effort to share his Christian faith is an example of the First Amendment violations occurring at America's public colleges and universities, according to a leading religious liberty organization.
Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has filed suit against Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) on behalf of Chike Uzuegbunam, who alleged school officials required him to seek permission three days in advance before speaking and limited his speech to two small areas on campus. After he agreed to the restrictions, GGC staff ... Read More
N.C. college's faith statement defendedMONTREAT, N.C. (BP) -- A North Carolina college long associated with evangelist Billy Graham has sparked controversy by instituting a requirement that faculty affirm a pro-life ethic and a traditional definition of marriage.
In January, Montreat (N.C.) College's trustees adopted a faculty handbook, including a "community life covenant" that requires faculty, among other obligations, to:
-- "Uphold the God-given worth of every human being, from conception to death, as unique image-bearers of God;" and Read More
Quilts, military outreach, VBS fortify church's CPQuilting, military ministry and Vacation Bible School keep Emmanuel Baptist Church members busy in Mountain Home, Idaho. The Cooperative Program, meanwhile, is a vital part of keeping missions and ministry in other parts of Idaho -- and beyond -- on their hearts. Read More
FROM THE STATES: N.C., Texas and Okla. evangelism/missions news; 'It is imperative that we encourage and involve the next generation ...'
Today's From the States features items from: Biblical Recorder (North Carolina); Southern Baptist TEXAN; Baptist Messenger (Oklahoma). Read More