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Baptists team up to help build 30 homes for families in New Orleans' 9th Ward
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Holding their keys high for all to see, 30 New Orleans families celebrated the joy of home ownership Aug. 19. Read More
FDA approves ‘morning-after’ pill without prescription
WASHINGTON (BP)--The federal government approved Aug. 24 the non-prescription sale to adults of Plan B, a “morning-after” pill for women that has abortion-causing qualities.
"I am fearful that many adult men will purchase Plan B and use it in the seduction of girls who are not yet 18 and who cannot purchase the drug for themselves. It will become part of the sexual predator’s seduction kit." Ethicist Richard Land
Pro-life and pro-family advocates responded with dismay and criticism to the announcement from a presidential administration that normally has sided with them in its policies regarding unborn human life.
The Food and Drug Administration’s new policy will make Plan B available without a prescription for use by women 18 and older. Females 17 and under will need a prescription, a requirement previously for women of all ages. Read More
TV special links Darwinism with Hitler, other atrocities
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A new documentary by a prominent Christian ministry links Darwinian evolution with the Holocaust, Columbine and other horrific events, arguing that the removal of God from scientific thought has had devastating consequences. Read More
New book teaches Kingdom-centered money management
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Statistics show that Americans spend $1.20 for every dollar they earn and have $600 billion in credit card debt, averaging nearly $8,300 per family. Americans are saving at a level of only about 2.2 percent and giving through the local church is at an all-time low of just 2.6 percent.
In response to the current money management crisis, Ken Hemphill has written a third installment to the Southern Baptist Convention’s Empowering Kingdom Growth vision titled “Making Change: A Transformational Guide to Christian Money Management,” published by Broadman & Holman. Read More
God’s Word is the only authority, Mohler tells seminarians
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--The fact that God has spoken is the only basis for hope in life and the only foundation for theological education, R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said Aug. 22 during the school’s fall convocation. Read More
Akin encourages students to be ‘color-blind,’ ‘dollar blind’
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary will be a “discrimination-free zone,” seminary President Daniel Akin pledged to a Binkley Chapel Aug. 22 packed with students, faculty and staff for the opening chapel service of the school year. Read More
Southwestern Seminary launches live streaming video of chapel
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will produce live, online, streaming video of its chapel services beginning this semester. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Roth contributions: What’s all the buzz?
DALLAS, Texas (BP)--Starting this year, your employer may add a 401(k) or 403(b) Roth contribution to its retirement plan, but is this option right for you? It depends. Consider the following key points. Read More