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Raiders' Carr says tithing tops priority listNASHVILLE (BP) -- When Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr signed a contract extension making him the highest paid player in NFL history, he was quick to identify one of his top priorities -- tithing.
"The first thing I'll do is I'll pay my tithe like I have since I was in college getting $700 on a scholarship check," Carr said at a June 23 press conference following the signing. "That won't change."
Carr and the Raiders agreed to a five-year, $125 million extension that will keep ... Read More
FROM THE COLLEGES: OBU baseball wins NCCAA crown; CBU guard named PacWest top female athlete; Ouachita's Ark. Baptist collection honoredIn today's From the Colleges: Oklahoma Baptist University baseball wins NCCAA World Series; California Baptist University guard named PacWest top female athlete; Ouachita University's Arkansas Baptist history collection earns national award. Read More
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High court backs church in public benefits caseWASHINGTON (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
Spurgeon collection launched onlineKANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- A website expected to hold the largest digitized collection on the internet of writings by famed British pastor Charles H. Spurgeon is now available.
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, in partnership with B&H Academic, launched the website on June 21.
Also known as "The Spurgeon Archive," Midwestern Seminary's original Spurgeon Read More