Heart for orphans stirs panel conversation

Four Southern Baptist national entity leaders shared their insights on adoption and foster care during a panel discussion June 13 at the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program booth in Phoenix.

Church leaders gather ministry tips in Phoenix

So what? That's the question Rob Tims says he tries to answer right away when he leads a small group. Tims, a manager in groups ministry, and his colleagues at LifeWay Christian Resources led 18 drop-in training sessions to give practical skills and ideas to church leaders.

'Run the Race' explores questions of life & faith

Where is God when bad things happen? An upcoming film, "Run the Race," says He is pursuing you in the midst of those trying times.
  • Raiders' Carr says tithing tops priority list

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Monday, June 26, 2017 (6 hours ago)

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    NASHVILLE (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

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    High court backs church in public benefits case

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, June 26, 2017 (5 hours ago)

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    WASHINGTON (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 online

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Friday, June 23, 2017 (3 days ago)

    KANSAS 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