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  • Study: Americans fond of Bible, but how many read it?

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Americans appear to have a positive view of the Bible. And many say Scripture is filled with moral lessons for today.

    However, more than half of Americans have read little or none of the Bible, a study released today (April 25) by LifeWay Research shows. Less than a quarter of those who have ever read a Bible have a systematic plan for reading Scripture each day. And a third of Americans never pick it up on their own, according to the survey that the research firm conducted this past fall. Read More

  • LifeWay to offer free breakfast, workshops at SBC

    by Carol Pipes, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (9 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Southern Baptists will learn more about the newly revised Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix June 13-14.

    LifeWay Christian Resources will host a free breakfast focusing on "Discipleship through the Word." Read More

  • 'Bible Answer Man' embraces Eastern Orthodoxy

    by Ben Hawkins, posted Monday, April 17, 2017 (9 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "Bible Answer Man" Hank Hanegraaff has answered evangelicals' questions about Scripture and Christianity for nearly three decades in his nationally syndicated broadcast, but his recent decision to join the Orthodox church has left some Southern Baptists with more questions than answers.

    Among those assessing Hanegraaff's decision are leaders of the Bott Radio Network, which has broadcast the "Bible Answer Man" since the 1980s -- in fact, since before Hanegraaff joined the show in 1989. Read More

  • Ky. puts focus on Bible with new laws, executive action

    by Tom Latek/Kentucky Today, posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 (9 months ago)

    Having declared 2017 the Year of the Bible, Gov. Matt Bevin has now signed two bills into law to make clear to teachers and administrators that Scripture is welcome in Kentucky public schools. Read More

  • Friends of Refugees revived her missionary call

    by Joe Westbury, posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    CLARKSTON, Ga. (BP) -- How is the best way to be a missionary? For Pat Maddox the answer was simple.

    You just put yourself in the shoes of people you want to serve, understand their needs, and then meet those needs without expecting anything in return.

    That was the genesis of Friends of Refugees and many other servanthood ministries now under its umbrella at Clarkston International Bible Church in metro Atlanta. Read More

  • After the laughs & giggles, they learn God's Word

    by Lonnie Wilkey/Baptist and Reflector, posted Friday, February 24, 2017 (11 months ago)

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (BP) -- The youth of Roaring Fork Baptist Church are not unlike countless other teenagers participating in Youth Bible Drill, preparing for associational and state competitions later this spring.

    What sets the Roaring Fork youth apart from other groups is where they practice -- one of the bathrooms and showers at Camp Smoky, owned and operated by the Sevier County Association of Baptists in Tennessee. Read More

  • Independent church aligns with Missouri Baptists/SBC

    by Benjamin Hawkins/Missouri Pathway, posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (11 months ago)

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (BP) -- The shared vision of transforming lives and communities with the Gospel has led a historically independent church whose pastor serves as president of the Baptist Bible Fellowship International to become a cooperating church with the Missouri Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More

  • Bible course in public elementary school under fire

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (one year ago)

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    PRINCETON, W.Va. (BP) -- Bible courses offered as electives in U.S. public schools are being tested after the parent of a kindergarten student filed suit to halt such classes in Mercer County, W.Va.

    The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) lawsuit on behalf of an atheist identified as "Jane Doe" seeks to block Mercer County Public Schools (MCPS) from offering the course in the fall of 2017-2018, when her daughter "Jamie" would enter first grade. Read More

  • LifeWay releases new Christian Standard Bible

    by Aaron Earls, posted Thursday, January 19, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources released its newly revised Bible translation this week. The full text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is available at www.CSBible.com, with print versions releasing in early March.

    As a revision of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), the CSB balances linguistic precision to the original languages and readability in contemporary English. Read More

  • Christmas turkeys among college's gift to students

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, December 22, 2016 (one year ago)

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    PINEVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- At Kentucky's Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, every Christmas season includes "turkey day."

    On the designated day in December, all degree-seeking students taking at least six hours of classes at the eastern Kentucky college receive a frozen turkey, fixings for a holiday meal and a cash gift of at least $100 to help with Christmas expenses. A separate "shopping spree" gift helps student families buy presents for their children. Read More