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NASHVILLE, Tenn., (BP) -- With the unfolding of a new year comes opportunities for new commitments, resolutions and goals. more
Church security measures are being underscored again after another tragic episode Sunday when a gunman killed two during a Texas church service before being fatally shot within seconds by armed volunteer church security members. more
BRUNSWICK, MAINE—Sometimes accepting God’s call to missions means being willing to pack up your family and head back home. At least that was the case for Katie Upton Wood. more
NASHVILLE (BP) -- As Southern Baptists head toward 2020, they close the books on a year of transitions at several national entities, along with decisive action across the Convention to help churches care well for those affected by sexual abuse and harassment. With increased giving to both national missions offerings and the Cooperative Program, Southern Baptists are poised to continue their Great Commission advancement efforts. more
Our society is in the midst of a massive cultural shift. According to the Barna Group, “rates of church attendance, religious affiliation, belief in God, prayer and Bible-reading have been dropping for decades. Americans’ beliefs are becoming more post-Christian and, concurrently, religious identity is changing.” This is the environment in which Generation Z is growing up. more
WASHINGTON (BP) -- It was a good year for religious liberty in the United States, and the Supreme Court has the opportunity to advance such protection in 2020, say advocates for the country’s first freedom guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. more
BATON ROUGE, La. (BP) -- Blake Ferguson has had a remarkable football career in a unique position. more
When I was a kid, one of my favorite stories was “The Little Match Girl,” by Hans Christian Anderson. She was a poor child who sold matches in the frozen streets around Christmas time. As she wandered through icy alleys, she could smell hot food cooking in the houses. She could see warm fires and decorated trees sparkling through the windows. But then the cold overcame her—both physical and spiritual—and she began to see visions of the joy set before her, beyond this world, in heaven. more
In 1981, we had only been married a year.  Money was tight.  We were living on love (and chicken pot pies).  One day, just before Christmas, my new beloved brought in a big present that was just for me.  He put it under the tree right away with instructions not to touch it. more
I have reconsidered lately where God's majesty is most clearly seen. Certainly I recognize it in the breathtaking sunsets and brilliant fall colors of Virginia, the snow-capped mountains of Montana, and the magnificent waterfalls of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Scenes of such beauty in nature definitely call for offerings of praise to their Creator. more
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