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LifeWay offer for new Nashville site acceptedNASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources' offer to purchase 1.5 acres in downtown Nashville for a new office building has been accepted, the Southern Baptist entity announced Tuesday (July 21).
The city's Metro Development and Housing Agency (MDHA), which owns the property, unanimously approved sale of the site for $12.7 million, with a tax incentive of $4.9 million that can fund specific aspects of the construction, effectively reducing the purchase cost to less than $8 million. Read More
U.S.-Iran prisoner swaps challengedWASHINGTON (BP) -- Though America's release of four Iranian prisoners in 2012-13 was viewed by some as reciprocation for Iran's release of three American hikers, a Wall Street Journal report suggests the prisoner releases were also related to a private series of negotiations that paved the way for this month's nuclear agreement. Read More
NASCAR church answer to pastor's prayersHUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- You don't have to like NASCAR to be part of Mission City Church.
But for now, it appears to help.
That's because the new church plant meets in the famous Joe Gibbs Racing shop in Huntersville, N.C., just north of Charlotte. Read More
Professor, students capture SBC storyCOLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- For Bob Carey, coming to the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting each year provides an opportunity to see old friends and offer an educational opportunity to his students.
"We enjoy covering assignments and fellowship together for the week," said Carey, chairman of Gardner-Webb University's (GWU) department of communication and new media, who brings students to help cover some of the events around the SBC. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Next up, polygamy
Jeff Iorg, president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, notes that advocates for polygamous marriage legalization are using the same arguments as LGBT activists' push for same-sex marriage. With continuing erosion of marriage, he warns, America stands to lose "the foundation for healthy families and a stable society." Read More