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Gay marriage gap widens for evangelicals & cultureNASHVILLE (BP) -- Americans who have gay or lesbian friends are twice as likely to say gay marriage should be legal as those who have none.
And more than half of Americans, meanwhile, say homosexuality is not sinful.
Such survey results place evangelicals increasingly in a minority position in American culture over same-sex relationships. Read More
Her aim: ministry at historically black collegesNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Joy Pigg jumped at the opportunity to help launch a new Baptist Collegiate Ministry group at Southern University of New Orleans.
Pigg's readiness for a ministry challenge stretches far beyond SUNO (the university's initials). The vision of this student at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Leavell College is to see Baptist campus ministry groups launched or reestablished at historically black colleges and universities across the country (HBCUs, as they're known). Read More
Colo. tells bakers OK to refuse Bible cakes
DENVER (BP) -- Colorado officials have rejected discrimination claims by a man who was refused service at three bakeries because he requested cakes that included Bible verses calling homosexuality a sin. Read More
Local & global needs stir Dayton church plantDAYTON, Ohio (BP) -- When Randy Chestnut and his wife of 35 years, Denise, sensed God calling them to establish a church and ministry in Old North Dayton, it was a homecoming with a then-and-now feeling.
Raised in the area, the Chestnuts had deep roots in the community. But while Old North Dayton is home, the region has seen many changes since their youth. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Cinema & fear of the dark
The field of media encompasses some of Satan's most powerful tools to mislead and corrupt the mind and soul, movie critic Phil Boatwright writes, noting that such misdirection can be countered by being grounded in Scripture. Read More
Bible Study: April 19, 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