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  • Bring Bible to School Day to draw 300K students

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, October 05, 2016 (one year ago)

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    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP) -- When 13-year-old Lexie first participated in Bring Your Bible To School Day, she found it "the most amazing experience … just to see everybody down in the hallways just sharing their love for Jesus."

    Before that day a year ago, Lexie struggled with fear and anxiety at her Georgia middle school, she told Baptist Press in advance of this year's national event set for Oct. 6. Read More

  • Study: Americans love God & Bible, fuzzy on details

    by Bob Smietana, posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Americans apparently don't know much about theology, according to a study released today (Sept. 28). Most say God wrote the Bible. But they're not sure everything in it is true.

    Six in 10 say everyone eventually goes to heaven, but half say only those who believe in Jesus will be saved. And while 7 in 10 say there's only one true God -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit -- two-thirds say God accepts worship of all faiths. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: What every church needs

    by Terry Dorsett, posted Thursday, May 26, 2016 (one year ago)

    More than technology or marketing, churches need preaching anchored in Scripture and empowered by the Holy Spirit, Terry Dorsett notes. Today's pastors must convey "timeless truth to a culture adrift in the meaningless opinions of man," Dorsett, executive director of the New England Baptist Convention, writes. Read More

  • Tenn. Bible bill veto sustained

    by Lonnie Wilkey and David Roach, posted Thursday, April 21, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- An attempt to override Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's veto of a bill that would have made the Bible the official state book of Tennessee failed Wednesday (April 20).

    After nearly two hours of discussion, members of the Tennessee House of Representatives voted 50-43 against overriding the veto, The Tennessean reported. An override would have required only a simple majority in both chambers of the state legislature, a margin it achieved comfortably upon initial passage. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Training for the souls of men

    by Paige Patterson, posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (one year ago)

    Even more important than training for Special Ops or for life-saving surgery is training for the souls of men, Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, writes of the need for ministers to go to Bible school and/or seminary. Read More

  • Bible vetoed as TN state book, hope for override

    by Lonnie Wilkey/Baptist and Reflector, posted Friday, April 15, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed a bill April 14 that would have made the Bible the official state book, but the measure's sponsors are hopeful a veto override will occur.

    Rep. Jerry Sexton and Sen. Steve Southerland, both Republicans, told The Tennessean they plan to lead an override effort, which would require only a simple majority in both chambers. The bill passed earlier this month by a 55-38 margin in the state House of Representatives and a 19-8 margin in the Senate. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Perception vs. reality

    by Kristen White, posted Thursday, April 14, 2016 (one year ago)

    A person's self-worth is not what others think but what God declares, Kristen White writes, noting that an identity of "belonging to Him and being loved by Him is more powerful and lasting than any other relationship or achievement." Read More

  • Chinese scholar finds Bible 'persuasive, beautiful'

    by Erich Bridges, posted Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Erich Bridges
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Tao Lu never laid eyes on the Word of God until he came to the United States to study advanced computer engineering.

    That's not unusual in China where Tao grew up, even though his father taught English in a major city. The Chinese Christian movement may be growing rapidly amid periodic crackdowns, but it has yet to reach hundreds of millions of people in the vast communist nation. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Seeking God's will

    by Jim Richards, posted Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    Texas Baptist leader Jim Richards relays the principles he uses for seeking to know God's will: the Bible, the Holy Spirit, godly counsel, preaching and teaching, and circumstances. "When our will is submitted to His will," Richards writes, "He will show us the proper path." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: What the Bible is & why it matters

    by Jason K. Allen, posted Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (one year ago)

    Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, defines key words about the Bible's uniqueness: inspiration, infallibility, inerrancy, authority and sufficiency. "It is God's written self-disclosure to humanity," Allen writes. "As such, we must read it, study it, teach it and live it." Read More