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  • 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, 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

  • 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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