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A generous gift offers life to othersPINEVILLE, La. (BP) -- Donna Reed was known by many as a generous giver. Whether it was saying a prayer or going out of her way for others, Reed never seemed to miss a moment of giving to someone else.
When Reed died from a hemorrhage of irregular blood vessels in early January, her legacy lived on with one last gift -- a donation of her liver, both kidneys, and her left lung. Read More
Church's role, same-sex attraction addressedLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Jesus calls all people, including those with same-sex attraction, in the same way: to repent and believe, said British author and pastor Sam Allberry in a March 4 lecture at Boyce College.
"Often, we treat homosexuality as if it's a kind of self-contained issue on its own, and we don't quite know what to do with it because we're not anchoring it in what the Gospel tells all people to do," Allberry said. Read More
S. Korean Baptists offer help to Syrian refugeesAMMAN, Jordan (BP) -- Syrian men, women and children, refugees impacted by the civil war that has raged for four years in their country, lined the cold stairwell leading to a registration room where Korean doctors waited to attend them. Some had come from miles away to receive medical care from the team, members of a South Korean Baptist church holding their first clinic in the Middle East. Read More
Fla. city official's threat called 'war on Jesus'LAKE WORTH, Fla. (BP) -- A south Florida church has received notice from local officials that it must obtain a business license or shut down, even though federal and local laws exempt churches from obtaining such licenses.
"That's a violation of the First Amendment, but number two, it's a violation of their own code," Liberty Counsel chairman and founder Mat Staver said, "because churches [in Lake Worth, Fla.] are not required to get business licenses." Read More
Bible Study: March 15, 2015
NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More