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WEEK OF PRAYER: New relationships in ancient VeronaVERONA, Italy (BP) -- In the ancient Italian city of Verona, Nick and Shannan Copland use modern tools to shape new relationships and share timeless biblical truths.
The International Mission Board workers appear to be naturals -- in any language -- when it comes to making friends. Nick, 32, and 28-year-old Shannan use their interests in good food and outdoor pursuits to connect with individuals there. Read More
Gatlinburg fire: DR volunteers urged to be patientGATLINBURG, Tenn. (BP) -- The Tennessee Baptist Convention, the Woman's Missionary Union and Southern Baptists serving in local government are among those providing aid in the wake of wildfires that killed at least 14 people in and around Gatlinburg on Nov. 28.
But TBC disaster relief officials are urging those wishing to volunteer to be patient. Read More
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast referred for prosecution
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives referred Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast for criminal prosecution to the Texas attorney general Dec. 1 over allegations it sold aborted babies' body parts.
"There is so much that we the American people didn't understand and still don't understand about this industry," said Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, on the House floor. "However, since then, the panel's investigation has uncovered alarming revelations about the fetal tissue industry." Read More
FROM THE SEMINARIES: Calvinism analysis at SWBTS; MBTS student center receives SBTC $200,000 pledge
Paige Patterson adds comments after Calvinism analysis at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary student center receives $200,000 pledge from the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. Read More
Lottie Moon -- The rebel I want to be"Whether you're already familiar with her story or this is your first introduction," Lori McDaniel writes of legendary missionary Lottie Moon, "you'll find that her somewhat terse language flows from a contagious, tenacious heart for God's mission." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Small but healthy
Seminary president Jeff Iorg visits a church of 60 in worship -- one that's "neither stagnant nor dying; it's just small -- and very healthy." Without such churches, he notes, "millions of Americans wouldn't know the joy of Christian fellowship and service." Read More