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Houston experiencing 'Super Week' of outreachHOUSTON (BP) -- James and Barbara Guilbeau's home has seen better days. The outside garage wall was completely rotted out, and the sheetrock in the kitchen had fallen victim to a leaking roof for nine years, thanks to Hurricane Ike in 2008.
That's why the Guilbeaus were thankful for a team of Southern Baptist volunteers who are making numerous repairs around their house this week in Houston as part of the Super Week of Caring efforts spearheaded by Texas Baptist Men. Read More
Survey: Super Bowl unlikely to disrupt most churchesNASHVILLE (BP) -- For churches with Sunday night activities, most pastors say it's still "game on" at church despite the Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Feb. 5.
According to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research, 68 percent of Protestant pastors say their church typically has some activity on Sunday night. Among those pastors, almost 6 in 10 (59 percent) say they will continue as normal on the night of the big game. Read More
Super Bowl ad slammed by NARAL for 'humanizing fetuses'NASHVILLE (BP) -- An abortion-rights group's protest that a Super Bowl ad wrongly engaged in "humanizing fetuses" has drawn protest from several Southern Baptist leaders.
During the Feb. 7 Super Bowl, Doritos aired a commercial depicting a husband and wife viewing an ultrasound image of their unborn child. In the ad, the child begins motioning for the Doritos her father is consuming.
In response, NARAL Pro-Choice America tweeted, "#NotBuyingIt - that @Doritos ad using ... Read More
Bay area's big need for new churchesFRESNO, Calif. (BP) -- As the nation prepares for the first Super Bowl in the Bay Area in nearly three decades, Southern Baptists will turn their eyes to a changing mission field -- but one with a consistent need for new churches.
"Things are booming economically in the Bay Area," said Rich Johnstone, the North American Mission Board's (NAMB) Send North America city missionary for San Francisco. "At the same time, there's not a corresponding boom spiritually -- just yet. However, we are starting to see some momentum." Read More
Carolina Panther finds identity outside spotlightSAN FRANCISCO (BP) -- It's safe to say Carolina Panther J.J. Jansen won't make headlines if his team wins the Super Bowl this weekend.
He's in the starting lineup and he will touch the football every time he's on the field. But when the game is over and the confetti settles on the field for the Panthers or Broncos, the only way most people who watch the game will know who Jansen is will be if he makes a mistake. So goes the life of a long snapper in the National Football League. Read More
Bronco thankful for Super Bowl despite $1,800 game ticketSAN FRANCISCO (BP) -- After having to pay $1,800 for his newborn daughter to be able to attend Super Bowl 50, Bronco punter Britton Colquitt is quick to point out that all things work together for the good of those who love God.
Colquitt captured attention earlier this week after news broke that he would need to pay for his newborn daughter to attend the Super Bowl. While each player is allotted 15 tickets, they are required to pay a $1,800 fee for each one. And that fee apparently includes newborns. Read More
SUPER BOWL: Broncos, Panthers discuss sportsmanship, faithSAN FRANCISCO (BP) -- While underinflated footballs aren't dominating Super Bowl headlines this year, the National Football League still had its share of unsportsmanlike conduct calls, concussions and doping allegations this season. But rules do matter and those who don't follow them must pay the consequences, players say.
Team members from the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers weighed in on the importance of sportsmanship and their Christian faith during Opening Night of Super Bowl 50 with the media at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., Feb. 1. Read More
The Super Bowl: Does God care who wins?NASHVILLE (BP) -- An old gospel hymn says God's eye is on the sparrow, but what about panthers and broncos?
When it comes to the ones from Carolina and Denver matched up for Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, most Americans are skeptical about divine intervention on the football field, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research.
A phone survey of 1,000 Americans found nearly 9 out of 10 respondents (85 percent) said "no" when asked, "Does God determine winners and losers in the Super Bowl?" About 1 in 10 (11 percent) said "yes." One in 25 (4 percent) didn't know. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Not So Funny
A T-Mobile advertisement played during the Super Bowl is just one example of "hostile humor" and our culture's rejection of boys, men and masculinity, says Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary President Jeff Iorg. Read More
Super Bowl shines light on city in need of GospelPHOENIX (BP) -- As Southern Baptists turn their eyes to Phoenix and Super Bowl XLIX this weekend, local Southern Baptists say they'll encounter a city in desperate need of new evangelistic churches.
According to the North American Mission Board's Center for Missional Research, evangelicals make up only 12.6 percent of the population of the Send North America: Phoenix region. The metro area also has only one Southern Baptist church for every 19,338 people. Read More