Bailey Smith, early SBC conservative president, dies
Church dropout rate among young adults studied
New book, 'Within Reach,' relays insight for student ministry
Judges block rules on abortion mandateWASHINGTON (BP) -- Federal conscience protections for American employers who object to the abortion/contraception mandate are on hold.
Federal judges in California and Pennsylvania blocked Sunday (Jan. 13) and Monday (Jan. 14), respectively, implementation of final rules from the Trump administration that provided exemptions for employers with religious or moral objections to the 2011 requirement instituted under President Obama.
The opinions prevented rules issued in November by the Department of Health and Human ... Read More
FROM THE STATES: Mo., Okla., Ga. evangelism/missions news; '... [A] place where hope and faith is centered on the gospel'
Today's From the States features items from: The Pathway (Missouri); Baptist Messenger (Oklahoma); Christian Index (Georgia)
Mo. church plant transforming lives
By Kayla Rinker
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (The Pathway) -- Nearly one year ago, 12 people met in Jernigan ... Read More
Journey Church & adoption: 'It is in our DNA'Jan. 20 is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday in the Southern Baptist Convention.
JONESBORO, Ark. (BP) -- In 2011, Dan Reeves began his first sermon series from the book of James as lead pastor of the newly launched Journey Church. At that time, he knew the future ministries of the young congregation were still unclear -- that is until he read from James 1:27: "Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained from the world."
Reeves' wife Veronica noted, "As a brand new, closely knit body of believers, we were ... Read More
European homeschool ruling 'ignores' parents' rightsSTRASBOURG, France (BP) -- A European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling to uphold Germany's homeschool prohibition has been called a matter of concern for "anyone who cares about freedom."
The ECHR, based on Strasbourg, France, ruled Jan. 10 that Dirk and Petra Wunderlich's human rights were not violated when German officials forcibly removed their four children from the family home near Darmstadt, Germany, for three weeks in 2013. At issue was the Wunderlichs' refusal to stop homeschooling. Read More