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Send Conference-So. Calif. urges redefining momentLONG BEACH, Calif. (BP) -- "Redefine" was the charge and challenge at the Send Conference -- a joint event of the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board.
The sold-out conference in Long Beach, Calif., drew nearly 4,000 attendees Feb. 3-4 from a variety of backgrounds. Church planters, college students, pastors, missionaries, moms and dads, sons and daughters, California natives, world travelers, road-trippers and frequent flyers came together to redefine their lives for Christ. Read More
Assisted suicide: N.M., Hawaii bills push envelopeSANTA FE, N.M. (BP) -- Legislators in 15 U.S. states are considering proposals to legalize assisted suicide, with a leading patients' rights group flagging bills in New Mexico and Hawaii as particularly concerning.
The other 13 states considering assisted suicide are Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming, according to the Patients Rights Council (PRC), a group that opposes assisted suicide legislation. Read More
Football prayer complaint leads to employee trainingCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BP) -- A public school system has agreed to update employees on applicable constitutional law after a special interest group complained of a Southern Baptist pastor's impromptu prayer over an injured player at a high school football game.
The Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE) will "provide additional training to its employees on the application of the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses in public schools," HCDE attorney D. Scott Bennett told the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) Jan. 30. Read More
Brother-sister tally 140 years of church musicLEXINGTON, N.C. (BP) -- Tempted to skip choir practice? Maybe you should think about Mallory Carrick and his sister Katy Palmer.
Carrick, 88, led the choir at Mountain View Baptist Church near Lexington, N.C., from about 1945 to just a couple of years ago -- about 73 years.
His sister Katy Palmer has played piano and organ at Mountain View for about 67 years. She's now 82 and still playing on Sundays. Read More
Christian charged with blasphemy, 106 Muslims acquittedLAHORE, Pakistan (BP) -- A 70-year-old Christian in Pakistan was jailed on blasphemy charges on the same day 106 Muslims accused in a 2013 attack on a Christian colony were acquitted.
A mosque leader in the Lambanwali area north of Gujranwala, Punjab Province, on Jan. 28 accused Mukhtar Masih of writing two letters containing derogatory remarks about the Koran and Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, police records show. ... Read More
FROM THE STATES: Miss., Ky. and Mo. evangelism/missions news; 'It helped us refocus the life of our church'
Today's From the States features items from: The Baptist Record (Mississippi); Western Recorder (Kentucky); The Pathway (Missouri) Read More
FIRST-PERSON: What would Criswell & Hobbs do?
Life-changing lessons from two Baptist legends, W.A. Criswell and Herschel Hobbs, underscore to Todd Brady the importance of "preaching the Gospel, standing for righteousness and calling Southern Baptists to unity in our mission in the process." Read More