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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

Baptist Press - Sep 16, 2014 5:22 PM

NEVE SHALOM, Israel (BP) -- After the Israelites entered the Promised Land of Canaan following 400 years of bondage in Egypt, the ancient city of Gezer was memorialized in Scripture, but not in a positive way. Gezer is forever connected with the failure ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 3:45 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming.Western hostages beheaded on camera. School girls abducted by gunmen in the night. Families fleeing their homes in fear they might be killed because of ...more

Baptist Press - Sep 15, 2014 5:22 PM

EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) -- Do you believe Jesus Christ is going to come to earth a second time? There are many so-called Christians who either don't know or are apathetic about the subject -- something that never ceases to amaze me. How can we believe what ...more