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Irish voters head to the polls in abortion referendumIRELAND (BP) -- Irish voters are heading to the polls today (May25) in a historic referendum to determine whether the country keeps some of Europe's strongest protections for unborn children.
Ireland's Eighth Amendment, adopted in 1983, makes a mother and her unborn baby equal under the law, effectively restricting abortion except in cases where the mother's life is at risk. If voters decide to repeal the amendment, lawmakers will consider new laws legalizing abortion.
The Irish government, which supports the repeal effort, has proposed legalizing abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, allowing later abortions only in special cases. Analysts have portrayed the vote as the last stand in the battle for the country's soul. Read More
Church revitalization drives pastor despite paralysisBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Face down on the floor of his hotel room, Dan Hall was fighting for every breath.
In August of 2016, he had just gotten into Houston on a late flight, settled into his hotel after midnight and started getting ready for an early morning meeting. It was all routine. As a longtime Baptist pastor and church revitalization consultant, sleep deprivation was Hall's norm. He was used to solving churches' life-or-death crises.
But this was different -- now he appeared to be having one of his own. He suffered a pulmonary embolism, passed out, fell down and woke up a quadriplegic. Read More
Survey: VBS remains popular among American parentsNASHVILLE (BP) -- Back in the 1890s, a pair of Sunday School teachers -- D.T. Miles of Hopedale, Ill., and Virginia Hawes of New York City -- both had the same idea.
School kids were off for the summer.
Why not invite them to church to study the Bible? And maybe sing a few songs and have some fun along the way?
The idea was a hit. Read More
SWBTS interim pres. Bingham 'humbled' to serveFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Historical theologian Jeffrey Bingham has accepted the interim presidency of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The position was offered to him May 23 in a 3 a.m. phone call from trustee chairman Kevin Ueckert after trustees named former president Paige Patterson as president emeritus.
Meanwhile, reaction to trustees' decision about Patterson has come from a range of Southern Baptists, including Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines and both announced candidates for next month's SBC presidential election in Dallas. Read More