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EXPLAINER: How the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling on life affects IVF

Earlier this week, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) healthcare system announced that it was pausing all in vitro fertilization (IVF) fertility treatments. This pause is due to the perceived fear of prosecution and lawsuits in light of the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday, Feb. 16, stating that human beings in the embryonic stage have the same legal rights and protections as children who are born.

ERLC releases practical guide for addressing gender confusion

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) has released a practical resource to help churches navigate difficult questions and scenarios surrounding the topic of gender confusion.

Mississippi church is answer to Romanian pastor’s 30-year prayer

Thirty years was a long time to wait for help. Yet, the Romanian pastor had faithfully prayed since he w

SBC DIGEST: Matt Queen called to N.C. church; IMB expands digital reach in Central Asia

Matt Queen to pastor Friendly Avenue in North Carolina; Digital Engagement takes Gospel to unreached corners of Central Asia.

5 essential resources for sermon illustrations and why they’re important

Preaching is a grind I welcome every week. Expositing God’s Word is one of the toughest but most rewarding aspects of being a pastor. You can’t treat preaching like a sprint, rushing to get a response on Sundays. It’s more like a marathon, a paced lope in which long strides are made over time.

Albert Mohler addresses current issues in SBC life at forum

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – The president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary believes change is needed in several important areas of Southern Baptist life. Albert Mohler spoke about sexual abuse reform, the future of the SBC Executive Committee and the so-called “Law Amendment” at a forum hosted by the Kenwood Institute.

FIRST PERSON: Sowing Gospel seed in small-town Missouri

I’m guessing you have a town like Chula somewhere around you. With a grand total of 200 people in population, Chula has a post office, a community center, a school, and not much else. I grew up about 15 minutes away in the mega-city of Chillicothe (population 9,100).

Eclipse offers opportunities to be a light in the darkness

KERRVILLE, Texas (BP) – Communities along the path of the April 8 total solar eclipse are gearing up for the influx of eclipse chasers expected to descend upon the area. But will churches along the path be ready?

SBC DIGEST: Georgia baptisms increase by 30%; SEBTS Exploring Personhood Conference

Baptism count in Georgia churches surpasses 20,000 for first time since 2017; Exploring Personhood Conference at SEBTS addresses challenges to humanity.

Puerto Rico Baptists ready for ‘great movement of God’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (BP) – Puerto Rico Baptists learned about church revitalization efforts, were encouraged in their cooperation and heard from several SBC leaders at their annual meeting Feb. 10.