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Forgiveness, hope mark community after tragedyTOWNVILLE, S.C. (BP) -- When the alert sounded Sept. 28 from Kyle Caudell's scanner of an active shooter at Townville Elementary School, his first thought was that it must be a drill. Because his daughter is a fifth-grader at the school, he was aware that teachers and students had practiced for exactly such a scenario only a week before.
Caudell, pastor of Double Springs Baptist Church in Townville, S.C., and a volunteer firefighter and fire department chaplain, jumped into his SUV and sped toward the school. When his phone lit up with a text from the Double Springs fire ... Read More
'Life;' campaign saves 676 unborn babies, leaders sayRICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- At least 676 mothers were swayed from aborting their babies by volunteers on the 40 Days for Life international campaign and its concurrent bus tour that ended Nov. 6, according to the campaign's preliminary tally.
As the campaign ended Nov. 6, major campaign sponsor Pro-Life Action Ministries (PLAM) of St. Paul, Minn., estimated 676 lives had been saved, based on reports from volunteers who conducted fasts and held prayer vigils outside 367 abortion facilities in 270 U.S. cities and more than 20 foreign countries. Read More
Jesus' purported tomb unearthed for studyJERUSALEM (BP) -- Archaeologists' discovery of what may be the original burial bed on which Jesus' body was laid have been deemed "hugely significant" by a Southern Baptist archaeologist.
The burial bed -- which has not been studied by archaeologists previously -- was unearthed Oct. 28 inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, a site regarded by some as the burial place of Jesus, National Geographic reported. Two days earlier, researchers from the National Technical University of Athens removed marble cladding from the traditional burial site inside a shrine known as the ... Read More
Court: Law society must accept Christian attorneys
BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada (BP) -- The Law Society of British Columbia must recognize Trinity Western University's (TWU) future law school graduates, according to a unanimous opinion the British Columbia (B.C.) Court of Appeals issued Nov. 1.
"The TWU community has a right to hold and act on its beliefs, absent evidence of actual harm," a five-judge panel wrote. "To do so is an expression of its right to freedom of religion." Read More
Nov. 8: Christians should voteMEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) -- One of my favorite movies is an old classic starring Gary Cooper called "Sergeant York."
The story is about a Tennessee mountain man named Alvin York, a poor farmer who kept running into bad luck. But along the way he became a Christian. When World War I broke out, he designated himself as a conscientious objector because he believed the Bible taught people not to kill.
While he was in basic training, he excelled as a marksman. He came to a crisis ... Read More
SBC DIGEST: Iorg on Calif. porn vote; Fla. paper pares print editions; Blackaby Study Bible's re-release; 'Duck Dynasty' couple recounts reconciliation
In today's SBC Digest: Jeff Iorg comments on Calif. porn vote; Fla. paper pares print editions; Blackaby Study Bible to be re-released; 'Duck Dynasty' couple recounts reconciliation. Read More