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  • Spared from abortion, Jason Lovins tells his story

    by Mark Maynard/Kentucky Today, posted Friday, October 26, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Jason Lovins' life story keeps people on the edges of their seats as he confides that he was conceived in the rape of a 15-year-old girl as she walked home from the pool.

    And how that young Christian gave him life rather than have an abortion.

    Lovins tours the country singing with his band and telling people about forgiveness, redemption and the depth of God's love from a perspective that is both heartwrenching and heartwarming.

    With his Jason Lovins Band, he will share his story at "Hope for the Mountains," a one-day crusade Nov. 11 sponsored by the Kentucky Baptist Convention at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Hope in the New Year

    by Jeff Iorg, posted Wednesday, January 03, 2018 (one year ago)

    Amid the world's tumult, Jeff Iorg envisions hope for 2018 by sharing the Gospel, making disciples, doing good works and aiding organized efforts for even greater works. Read More

  • Iron Stream Media acquires WMU's New Hope Publishers

    by Julie Walters, posted Tuesday, August 29, 2017 (one year ago)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.(BP) -- Iron Stream Media will acquire New Hope Publishers, Woman's Missionary Union's publishing arm, effective Sept. 1, in an effort to allow more readers to engage in relevant, contemporary issues with a missional focus.

    "With each book published by New Hope, we pray the content will transform the lives of believers and inspire them on their spiritual journey," said Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director/treasurer of national WMU and publisher of New Hope. "Because of Iron Steam Media's success in publishing and delivering solid, web-based Bible studies, we believe they are poised to position New Hope books and Bible studies for exponential impact for kingdom growth." Read More

  • Pro-life ministry barred again from N.C. facility

    by Seth Brown/Biblical Recorder, posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (one year ago)

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    RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- A North Carolina pregnancy resource center faced another setback when the Raleigh Board of Adjustment re-classified the organization as a medical facility, overturning the city attorney's designation of the pro-life ministry as a civic group, according to The News & Observer.

    The board's Feb. 13 designation effectively bars Hand of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center from operating out of its Jones Franklin Road office, since the residential space must be rezoned for use as a medical facility and the Raleigh City Council denied Hand of Hope's rezoning request in 2016. Read More

  • See You At the Pole launches 'I Am Hope' outreach

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- An estimated million or more students in the U.S. and 63 foreign countries publicly gathered around school flagpoles this morning (Sept. 28) and prayed to the Lord Jesus Christ.

    The annual See You At the Pole (SYATP) interdenominational Christian outreach is augmented this year with the launch of the I Am Hope outreach leading up to the Oct. 21 release of the film "I'm Not Ashamed." Read More

  • BGEA releases new My Hope film 'Decisions'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, September 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- As evangelist Billy Graham approaches his 98th birthday, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has released a new video in the My Hope outreach that has reportedly led more than 10 million to Christ internationally.

    Graham's son Franklin delivers the Gospel in the new evangelistic film "Decisions," a 28-minute free resource featuring diverse Americans who accepted Christ as Savior during Franklin Graham's 50-state Decision America Tour still in progress. Read More

  • Report: Efforts to punish sex traffickers improving

    by Gaye Clark/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, November 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- When the advocacy group Shared Hope released its first report card on efforts to combat sex trafficking of America's children, 26 states received a failing grade. This year's report card, released Nov. 11, proved a surprise to Shared Hope founder Linda Smith.

    "I was excited there were no Fs," Smith said. "In 2011, we had 26 states with failing grades -- so many places in the United States ... Read More

  • Billy Graham marks 97th year with new film

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, October 06, 2015 (3 years ago)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) will release Oct. 15 a new film in its global "My Hope" outreach and is encouraging pastors to use the free resource in conjunction with Graham's 97th birthday celebration Nov. 7.

    "Value of a Soul" showcases the testimonies of three born-again believers, including a former hard-core underground rapper, a ... Read More

  • WORLDVIEW: Hope -- people need it, crave it, search for it

    by Erich Bridges, posted Tuesday, June 09, 2015 (3 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Hope is one of the most powerful forces in the world. The absence of hope is like death.

    I've written in the past about my friend George. He was sincere, thoughtful, funny -- and deeply depressed. He eventually hanged himself.

    On the last morning of his life, George lay motionless. According to his father (who later found his body), the only words George managed to force through gritted teeth that day were: "No hope. No hope. No hope." Read More

  • Local & global needs stir Dayton church plant

    by K. Faith Morgan, posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    DAYTON, 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