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WORLDVIEW: 'God is bigger than your cancer'
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Missions writer Erich Bridges recounts how friends rallied in love and support when his wife was diagnosed with cancer. "God is bigger than cancer or anything else you're facing," he says. "If you didn't know that, His loving children will remind you." Read More
North Korea pressured on human rightsNASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention's adoption of a resolution this summer on "religious persecution and human rights violations in North Korea" has coincided with what the resolution's originator calls a renewed international challenge to the nation.
North Korea -- named by persecution watchdog Open Doors as the world's worst persecutor of Christians for the past 13 years -- has sent thousands of Christians to its political prison camps, estimated at 50,000-70,000 by Open Doors. Read More
Boy allowed in girls' locker room sparks protest
HILLSBORO, Mo. (BP) -- A Missouri high school is in the national spotlight after a transgender student -- born male but identifying as female -- requested permission to use the girls' locker rooms and restrooms this year.
On Aug. 31, about 150 students walked out of classes to protest allowing the student to use female facilities. Read More
Prepare for temptation, Ezell says on marriageNASHVILLE (BP) -- As Christ-followers seek to uphold their marriage vows in an adultery-ridden culture, a Southern Baptist entity head shared some ways to prepare for temptation.
"Temptation is inevitable. You are going to be tempted," Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, said as he preached earlier this year at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., where he has been serving as interim pastor. Read More
Family speaks out about professor's suicideNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- The family of Baptist professor and pastor John Gibson is calling his death a suicide connected to the Ashley Madison website hack.
By openly discussing the circumstances surrounding his death, including a CNN interview that aired Tuesday (Sept. 8), the Gibsons hope to help other families find forgiveness and reconciliation. Gibson served for 17 years as a professor at Leavell College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's undergraduate college. Read More
'War Room' tops Labor Day box office
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The faith-based film "War Room," co-written by brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, topped the box office over Labor Day weekend, grossing nearly $2.5 million more than the nearest competitor during its second weekend in theaters. Read More
If you haven't been to see the movie "War Room" (@warroommovie), move heaven & earth if you have to & go see it! Best movie I've ever seen.— Pastor Steve Gaines (@bellevuepastor) September 8, 2015
Fayetteville voters approve LGBT anti-discrimination law
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BP) -- Fayetteville citizens voted to ratify the city's Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance -- that now protects the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community -- by a slim margin Tuesday (Sept. 8).
Originally passed by the city council June 16, the law is a revised version of a law that the council passed in August 2014 and was then repealed by a popular vote last December. Read More