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  • Nationwide Bible drive hosted by LifeWay stores

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Customers often leave LifeWay Christian Stores with new Bibles in their hands. But for five days in November, they will also be bringing Bibles into the stores -- to donate to others.

    On Nov. 17-22, LifeWay will host a nationwide Bible drive at all of its stores to collect copies of God's Word to donate to mission organizations and local ministries.

    "Customers are invited to visit their local LifeWay store and donate their gently used Bibles or purchase new ones [to be donated]," said Nathan Magness, director of marketing strategy. Read More

  • 'Bring Your Bible to School' Oct. 5, FOTF urges

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, October 04, 2017 (one year ago)

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP) -- An event encouraging students to take their Bibles to school Thursday (Oct. 5) is increasingly pertinent as the nation deals with natural disasters and man-made atrocities, event founder Candi Cushman told Baptist Press.

    Cushman, a Focus on the Family (FOTF) education advocate, founded the national "Bring Your Bible to School Day" in 2014 to advocate and preserve students' rights to share their faith at school. But the comfort the Bible offers is especially pertinent this year, she said, pointing to a flurry ... Read More

  • Bible journaling helps readers engage Scripture

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (one year ago)

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    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BP) -- Dawn Rush was horrified when her teenage daughter, Ashley, started drawing in her Bible.

    "She was writing all over the Word of God!" said Rush, who attends New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro. "She kept asking me to paint in her Bible. That gave me panic attacks."

    But treating Scripture as a canvas wasn't a sign of disrespect, Rush discovered. Instead, it helped Ashley connect with God as she overcame severe depression. Read More

  • Greens' Museum of Bible to offer free admission

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, August 11, 2017 (one year ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Museum of the Bible slated to open in November in Washington will offer free admission while reserving special perks for members, the museum announced today (Aug. 11).

    The museum, founded by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green and family, joins the ranks of such notable venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History in suggesting a donation in lieu of an admission fee, in this case $15.

    Timed entry may be reserved online for guests and members at the museum slated to open Nov. 17. Read More

  • Hobby Lobby to forfeit Bible artifacts, pay $3M fine

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, July 06, 2017 (one year ago)

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    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) -- Hobby Lobby Stores will forfeit thousands of improperly acquired ancient biblical artifacts and pay a $3 million fine in a civil settlement the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced July 5.

    The settlement closed a federal investigation of the store's 2010 purchase and subsequent importation of more than 5,500 artifacts from dealers who did not disclose the items' Iraqi origin. Hobby Lobby paid $1.6 million for the artifacts, including Assyrian and Babylonian cuneiform tablets, bricks and clay bullae used in ancient writings and seals. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Let's talk

    by Art Toalston, posted Thursday, July 06, 2017 (one year ago)

    There's plenty to talk about in Scripture, Art Toalston writes. "Let's talk about it personally, deeply and frequently," he exhorts. "Let's talk in our families, in our churches, in every venue where we spend a portion of our lives." Read More

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

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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