Trump urged to address India's religious repression

United States senators urged President Trump to address India's deteriorating religious freedom conditions -- including its discrimination against foreign humanitarian organizations -- when he met with that country's prime minister Monday (June 26).

Americans' views on sex, religion studied

From cohabitation and same-sex marriage to birth control and bathrooms, Americans can't seem to agree about what is right and wrong regarding sex. Their views are often rooted in faith, according to a study released today (June 27).

Pastor eyes run for Congress with divine 'burden'

Mark Harris, a Charlotte N.C., pastor and past president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, has drawn media focus for his decision to resign his pastorate as he considers a second run for Congress.
  • Charles W. Draper, beloved scholar-teacher, dies at 70

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (17 hours ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Charles W. Draper, a professor of Boyce College and chair of the school's department of biblical studies, died from a heart attack June 25. He was 70.

    "Professor Charlie Draper was a cherished member of the Boyce College and Southern Seminary faculty, and he will be greatly missed," said R. Albert

    Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College. Read More

  • High court backs church in public benefits case

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, June 26, 2017 (yesterday)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow Monday (June 26) for the freedom of churches to participate in government programs with secular purposes.

    Seven of the high court's nine justices agreed the state of Missouri violated a church's right to exercise its faith freely by barring it from participating in a government-run, playground-resurfacing program. In its opinion, the court said excluding Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia "from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious" to the U.S. ... Read More

  • 'Run the Race' explores questions of life & faith

    by Aaron Earls, posted Monday, June 26, 2017 (yesterday)

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    PHOENIX (BP) -- Where is God when bad things happen? An upcoming film says He is pursuing you in the midst of those trying times.

    Following two teenage brothers, Zach and Dave Truett, "Run the Race" poses tough questions and is meant to stir up conversations about faith, according to filmmakers Jake McEntire and Trey Brunson. Read More