Senators promote Solution Sunday, racial understanding

For two United States senators, a solution to America's racial division could start simply with a meal in a home. Sens. James Lankford of Oklahoma and Tim Scott of South Carolina are continuing to promote the Solution Sunday Initiative, a now 15-month effort to encourage Americans to invite a family of another race into their homes to eat and to visit.

TRUSTEES: MBTS celebrates Allen's 5th anniversary

In addition to celebrating Jason Allen's fifth anniversary as president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, trustees approved a campus renovation project and received news of record enrollment, faculty re-elections and promotions.

TRUSTEES: SWBTS community dedicates building, exhibits

The new Mathena Hall, with Martyrs' Walk and Lottie Moon exhibit, is dedicated at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • Abortion rights claimed by undocumented immigrant

    by David Roach, posted Monday, October 23, 2017 (6 hours ago)

    By Bjoertvedt (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Trump administration is locked in a legal battle over whether it is required to facilitate an abortion for a 17-year-old illegal immigrant being held in a federally funded Texas shelter.

    The administration claims it is not required to expend any resources to secure an abortion for the immigrant -- known in legal documents only as Jane Doe or J.D. -- including providing transportation to an abortion clinic. Read More

  • SBC DIGEST: Youth porn use spurs webinar; Hannibal-LaGrange earns perfect NAIA character score

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, October 23, 2017 (9 hours ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- How to counter teen pornography use within faith communities is the subject of a webinar to be hosted twice in November by the Religious Alliance Against Pornography.

    Among the webinar's presenters is Dean Inserra, pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, Fla. At least two Southern Baptists serve on the alliance's advisory board: K. Marshall Williams, pastor of Nazarene Baptist Church in Philadelphia, and Dan Darling, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's vice president for communications. Read More

  • Amid drug crisis, sheriff lets faith guide him

    by Mark Maynard/Kentucky Today , posted Monday, October 23, 2017 (9 hours ago)

    Photo by Mark Maynard/Kentucky Today
    CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (BP) -– For Bobby Jack Woods, a 37-year veteran lawman, it isn't easy being the sheriff in drug-ravaged Kentucky, where 1,404 people died from overdoses in 2016.

    But his faith in God helps him handle the heart-wrenching plague of drug abuse he encounters on a daily basis.

    In recent years, more Kentuckians have been dying from drug overdoses than from car crashes. Heartache, grief and brokenness are rampant. Read More

  • Annie Armstrong offering reaches all-time high

    by Brandon Elrod, posted Friday, October 20, 2017 (3 days ago)

    File photo by Susan Whitley/NAMB
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- On Thursday (Oct. 19), Kevin Ezell announced to the North American Mission Board staff that the 2017 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering totaled an all-time high: $59,648,377. The offering for North American missions beat the previous 2007 high by $185,096.

    "We are grateful for every dime we get from Southern Baptists," said Ezell, NAMB president. "We are thankful for churches, pastors and denominational leaders who encourage their people to give to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering." Read More