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Sexual purity movement undaunted by new criticsNASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid new claims sexual abstinence pledges harm teen girls, an early leader in the evangelical purity movement says he does not "second-guess the rightness of the original message."
"Inviting teenagers into a lifetime of sexual holiness and purity, if consistent with Scripture, is a beautiful thing," Richard Ross, cofounder of the True Love Waits (TLW) sexual purity movement, wrote in a December blog post. " ... I do not feel guilty, nor do I second-guess the rightness of the original message." Read More
Diaper Lady & Diaper Man aid moms & families in Ky.JENKINS, Ky. (BP) -- Bessie and Lester McPeek are known throughout eastern Kentucky as the Diaper Lady and Diaper Man. They wouldn't want it any other way.
The McPeeks, married for 24 years, started a unique diaper distribution and parent education ministry in Jenkins, Ky., in 2001. Since then, they have given away more than 2 million diapers to single moms, unemployed families and others in the economically troubled region who are struggling to make ends meet.
As the area's once-thriving coal mines have gone out of business over the years, many ... Read More
Reaching gamers with the GospelNASHVILLE (BP) -- For Drew Dixon, taking the Gospel to the nations involves traversing the Kingdom of Hyrule, visiting the Planet Gaia, and mingling with settlers of Catan.
For those who are not familiar with these locations, don't bother trying to find them on Google Earth. Each of these lands acts as a virtual or imaginary setting for a popular video or tabletop game.
While such worlds may be made up, Dixon believes they exist as real mission ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Can God love me if I hate myself?
"God designed the Gospel for us unworthies," Cody Barnhart reminds of times when doubt or self-hate creep in. "Instead of being antithetical to God's salvation, your sickness and shame actually pave the way for it." Read More
MOVIES: Redemption & second chances
Phil Boatwright assesses three films with themes of redemption and second chances, reflecting the truth of Scripture, "Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1). Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Bearing with one another
Laura Thigpen notes a key facet of the Bible's oft-quoted passage on love in 1 Corinthians 13: bearing all things. It can set the course, she writes, for how love "believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." Read More
'Authentic Love' calls teens to identity in ChristNASHVILLE (BP) -- Love is a popular topic in today's culture, especially around Valentine's Day. But since many teens hear a distorted view, "Authentic Love," a new True Love Waits Bible study, aims to ground students' concept of love in their identity in Christ.
Authentic Love, divided into studies for guys and girls, places a "strong emphasis on developing a lifestyle of personal holiness and helps students understand sex and purity in light of the Gospel," said Karen Daniel, team leader in student ministry publishing at LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More
Teen birthrate's drop puts character in spotlight
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The birthrate among American teenagers has dropped to the lowest level since the government began tracking numbers, and observers are pointing to sex education programs that focus on character as one of the causes. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Always loving
"His love knows no limits, has no boundaries, allows no prejudices, and excludes no sinners when they come to Him in repentance and faith," David Jeremiah writes. "... Remind yourself today: He Loves Me. Always!" Read More
WORLDVIEW: 'God is bigger than your cancer'
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Missions writer Erich Bridges recounts how friends rallied in love and support when his wife was diagnosed with cancer. "God is bigger than cancer or anything else you're facing," he says. "If you didn't know that, His loving children will remind you." Read More