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AP News - Nov 23, 2014 11:18 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city already on ed ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 5:40 PM

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of Pope Francis' commission to fight clerical sex abuse is tempering his remarks about accountability for bishops accused of covering up for abusive priests, saying they deserve a fair hearing, too.Cardinal Sean O'Ma ...more

AP News - Nov 14, 2014 6:35 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time.Planners say they hope Friday's service at the historic cathedral will foster more understanding and acceptance between Christians and Muslims ...more

AP News - Sep 29, 2014 4:56 PM

The Vatican is investigating Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, Missouri, two years after he was convicted of failing to report suspected abuse.Finn was notified of the investigation by the papal ambassador in Washington and has "cooperated with ...more

Baptist Press - Sep 16, 2014 5:22 PM

PENSACOLA, Fla. (BP) -- Last Sunday was an awesome day. Water was involved.For weeks, our pastor at Olive Baptist in Pensacola had announced the plan. New believers, and even long-time Christians who'd not yet been baptized, would be invited to make a ...more

Baptist Press - Sep 16, 2014 5:22 PM

Today's From the States features items from:Baptist Beacon (Michigan)Baptist Message (Louisiana)Baptist Messenger (Oklahoma)Detroit-area church uses door-to-doorevangelism to reach neighborsBy David B. SmithHARPER WOODS, Mich. (Baptis ...more

Baptist Press - Sep 16, 2014 5:22 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- "Discipline without direction is drudgery," Donald S. Whitney writes in the familiar opening to his classic NavPress book, "Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life," newly released in a revised and updated edition.Whitney s ...more

Baptist Press - Sep 16, 2014 5:22 PM

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary has announced the new Center for Spiritual Formation and Evangelical Spirituality.Nathan Finn, associate professor of historical theology and Baptist studies at the campus in Wake Fore ...more

Baptist Press - Sep 16, 2014 5:22 PM

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- On Oct. 2, Southern Baptists are encouraged to take time to pray for pastors and missionaries engaged in spreading the Gospel worldwide. The special day, including a webcast, is part of the North American Mission Board's TenTwo pra ...more

Baptist Press - Sep 16, 2014 5:22 PM

NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- "So what does this prove?"Someone asked this well-intentioned question about New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's ongoing excavation in Israel of the Gezer water system after I posted an article about it two years ago. The tru ...more