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Baptist Press - Jul 09, 2014 4:52 PM

NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additi ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 09, 2014 4:52 PM

BALTIMORE (BP) -- Justin Harrell had just struck up a conversation with a 13-year-old boy while waiting to meet up with friends for dinner in Baltimore. He asked the boy, "Do you know Jesus?" At first the boy gave an incredulous look, but then he liste ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 09, 2014 4:52 PM

DALLAS (BP) -- Barry Creamer was elected as Criswell College's seventh president in a unanimous trustee vote July 7.Creamer, 51, has served as Criswell's vice president of academic affairs since 2011 and as professor of humanities since 2004. He will b ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 09, 2014 4:52 PM

HOUSTON (BP) -- A coalition of pastors has delivered a petition with 31,000 signatures to Houston's city hall to call for a referendum to repeal the city's new non-discrimination ordinance.The pastors say the ordinance would infringe on religious liber ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 09, 2014 4:52 PM

EDITOR'S NOTE: As the world's newest country celebrates its third birthday, IMB missionary Curt Iles reflects on the war-torn country. Iles serves on a team of IMB missionaries working within South Sudan, and also on the Ugandan border, where tens of tho ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 09, 2014 4:52 PM

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Young evangelical Christians are defying America's sexual liberalism despite predictions to the contrary, two Southern Baptist ethicists say in an op-ed based on a new study.Some Americans outside conservative Christianity have foreca ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 09, 2014 4:52 PM

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Rising death tolls in Iraq and Syria, where Muslim extremists are killing in the name of their faith, represent a stark contrast to the relative lack of religiously motivated killing among modern Christians -- a contrast that seminary pr ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 08, 2014 4:22 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- No matter how long the school year dragged on, I knew that once summer came, I'd get to go to my grandmother's beach house. Once there, I could count on her good cooking and unconditional love.We would fish in the surf or from the ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 08, 2014 4:22 PM

Today's From the States features items from:The Christian Index (Georgia)Baptist & Reflector (Tennessee)Arkansas Baptist NewsThe Good Samaritan helpsfamilies in tough economyBy Jim BurtonGAINESVILLE, Ga. (The Christian Index) -- As a ...more

Baptist Press - Jul 08, 2014 4:22 PM

WASHINGTON (BP) -- Elaine Soto and her family left at 3 a.m. one morning to come to the March for Marriage in Washington. She brought her four children to "open their eyes to the fact ... they don't have to be embarrassed or ashamed even if what they beli ...more