Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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  • CP 2.57% ahead of year-to-date projection

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, June 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 2.57 percent above the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection and 2.09 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

  • Revival key for family unit, pastor says

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Tuesday, June 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Submitted by church
    KATY, Texas (BP) -- More than 3,000 people of all ages worship each week at Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy, Texas. Bucking a decades-old national trend, children past nursery age sit with their parents during Sunday morning worship.

    Family togetherness is a significant aspect of home life, church life and denominational life at Kingsland Baptist Church, where Ryan Rush has been pastor since May 2014. Read More

  • Pastor Protection bill passes TX House, Senate

    by Bonnie Pritchett/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Tuesday, June 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Passage of the only surviving religious liberty bill in the 84th session of the Texas Legislature gives pastors some legal protection against litigation should they refuse to preside over a same-sex marriage. Senate Bill 2065, the Pastor Protection bill, passed overwhelmingly May 21. Read More

  • 2016 VBS to 'submerge' kids in God's Word

    by Aaron Earls, posted Tuesday, June 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Next summer, kids will have the opportunity to dive past the surface and go deeper into God's Word with "Submerged," the 2016 Vacation Bible School theme from LifeWay Christian Resources.

    The theme helps challenge a culture consumed with celebrity -- one marked by the image of beauty and popularity, LifeWay VBS specialist Jerry Wooley said. Read More

  • Permanent contraception pushed by Gates Foundation

    by Kiley Crossland, posted Tuesday, June 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

    SEATTLE, Wash. (BP) -- An Oregon gynecologist is developing a nonsurgical method of permanent contraception with a $5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Read More