• Page: CP rebounding despite challenges

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (13 hours ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The average Cooperative Program gift from churches has rebounded from a low of 5.41 percent of undesignated receipts, and there are indications that Southern Baptists feel renewed interest in cooperative ministry endeavors, Frank S. Page said in his report to the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Sept. 22. Read More

  • 'Third way' church disfellowshipped from SBC

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (7 hours ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Acting on behalf of the Southern Baptist Convention, its Executive Committee has withdrawn fellowship from a California church where some members, including the pastor, believe that "same-sex marriage can be blessed by God." Read More

  • Mental illness remains taboo topic for pastors

    by Bob Smietana , posted Monday, September 22, 2014 (yesterday)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- One in four Americans has suffered from some kind of mental illness. Many look to their church for spiritual guidance in times of distress. But a new LifeWay study shows they are unlikely to find much help on Sunday mornings. Read More

  • A.T. Robertson & his 'monumental achievement'

    by S. Craig Sanders, posted Monday, September 22, 2014 (yesterday)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- On the afternoon of Sept. 24, 1934, A.T. Robertson pondered over a difficult text in his Greek New Testament. Leaving a mark on Matthew 6:11, Robertson walked out of his office in Norton Hall at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to teach his Greek class. Read More