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Amid drug crisis, sheriff lets faith guide himCATLETTSBURG, Ky. (BP) -– For Bobby Jack Woods, a 37-year veteran lawman, it isn't easy being the sheriff in drug-ravaged Kentucky, where 1,404 people died from overdoses in 2016.
But his faith in God helps him handle the heart-wrenching plague of drug abuse he encounters on a daily basis.
In recent years, more Kentuckians have been dying from drug overdoses than from car crashes. Heartache, grief and brokenness are rampant. Read More
Senators promote Solution Sunday, racial understandingWASHINGTON (BP) -- For two United States senators, a solution to America's racial division could start simply with a meal in a home.
Sens. James Lankford of Oklahoma and Tim Scott of South Carolina are continuing to promote the Solution Sunday Initiative, a now 15-month effort to encourage Americans to invite a family of another race into their homes to eat and to visit. Read More
500 YEARS: The Reformation & Baptist life
Many Baptist core convictions have been influenced or shaped by the 16th-century Reformation sparked by Martin Luther, David Dockery writes in the first of a three-part series. Read More
TRUSTEES: MBTS celebrates Allen's 5th anniversaryKANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Amid a grand celebration of Jason Allen's fifth anniversary as Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's president, trustees, friends and the seminary community gathered Oct. 16 to mark the occasion and praise God for Allen's accomplishments during that tenure.
Additionally, trustees approved a campus renovation project and received news of record enrollment, faculty re-elections and promotions.
Following a full day of trustee work sessions and committee meetings, the institution turned to commemorating the fifth anniversary of Allen, who officially took office on Oct. 15, 2012. Read More
Abortion rights claimed by undocumented immigrantWASHINGTON (BP) -- The Trump administration is locked in a legal battle over whether it is required to facilitate an abortion for a 17-year-old illegal immigrant being held in a federally funded Texas shelter.
The administration claims it is not required to expend any resources to secure an abortion for the immigrant -- known in legal documents only as Jane Doe or J.D. -- including providing transportation to an abortion clinic. Read More
TRUSTEES: SWBTS community dedicates building, exhibitsFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Dedication of the new Mathena Hall at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary -- with its Martyrs' Walk and Lottie Moon exhibit -- highlighted three days of trustee sessions at the Fort Worth, Texas, campus.
Trustees and the seminary community gathered Oct. 18 for the ribbon-cutting ceremonies.
During the trustees' Oct. 16-18 sessions, Travis Trawick was elected vice president for institutional advancement and four professors were elevated to new faculty ranks. Read More
SBC DIGEST: Youth porn use spurs webinar; Hannibal-LaGrange earns perfect NAIA character scoreNASHVILLE (BP) -- How to counter teen pornography use within faith communities is the subject of a webinar to be hosted twice in November by the Religious Alliance Against Pornography.
Among the webinar's presenters is Dean Inserra, pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, Fla. At least two Southern Baptists serve on the alliance's advisory board: K. Marshall Williams, pastor of Nazarene Baptist Church in Philadelphia, and Dan Darling, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's vice president for communications. Read More