At Origins, millennials take stock of their lives

From the rustic confines of an old cigar warehouse, Origins seeks to be a church intent on addressing the life questions of young professionals flocking to Greenville, S.C.

Diversity & churches: Progress being made, study says

Protestant churches may be a little more diverse these days. And that's a good thing, their pastors say in a new study released today (March 20).

After bridge collapse, Baptists dispatched to help

Baptist collegiate leader rallies campus ministers and Miami-area pastors to ministry at Florida International University after the collapse of a pedestrian bridge.
  • UPDATE: Miss. adopts earliest protection for unborn

    by Leigh Jones/WORLD, posted Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (10 hours ago)

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    JACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday (March 19) signed into law the earliest protection in the nation for unborn babies.

    The bill bans abortion after 15 weeks' gestation, rolling back the state's current 20-week limit. It passed through the state legislature by wide margins earlier this month.

    The Center for Reproductive Rights has promised to challenge the law's constitutionality in court, calling it "the latest in the state's string of cruel and unnecessary assaults on reproductive rights." Read More

  • High court leaves pro-life center supporters 'hopeful'

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (7 hours ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- A majority of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared receptive today (March 20) to arguments by pro-life pregnancy centers that a state law requiring them essentially to publicize abortion services violates their free speech.

    The justices' decision in the case -- expected before they end their term this summer -- will likely have major repercussions for hundreds of pregnancy care centers in numerous states. The California law at issue is part of an ongoing effort by abortion-rights advocates and their lawmaking allies in cities and states to limit the impact of pro-life centers that provide free services to pregnant women. Read More

  • MercyMe saga opens big with two more faith films due

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, March 19, 2018 (yesterday)

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    LOS ANGELES (BP) -- "I Can Only Imagine" opened third at the U.S. box office this past weekend as the Easter season heralds two more faith-based films.

    The saga of forgiveness and triumph based on the hit MercyMe ballad brought in $17 million from just over 1,600 locations March 16–18, based on Box Office Mojo statistics, far exceeding industry insiders' advance projections of $12 million. It was the best opening of a faith-based film since "Heaven is for Real" opened at $22 million in 2014.

    Affirm Film's "Paul, Apostle of Christ" opens March 23, followed March 30 by Pure Flix's "God's Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness." The latter is the third installment of the "God's Not Dead" series highlighting freedom of speech and religion, which debuted in 2014 as the highest grossing faith film that year at $60 million, according to Pure Flix Studio. Read More