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Baptist Press - Sep 12, 2014 5:22 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) -- It took until the final hours of the veto session late on Sept. 10, but the Missouri legislature has overridden Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes and joined two other states with the nation's longest waiting periods before an abortion: 7 ...more

Baptist Press - Sep 12, 2014 5:22 PM

EDITOR'S NOTE: On World Hunger Sunday, Oct. 12, Southern Baptist congregations will address the hunger crisis across North America and around the world, many by focusing on the theme "Hunger Happens Everywhere." Donations received are channeled through Gl ...more

Baptist Press - Sep 12, 2014 5:22 PM

KURDISTAN (BP) -- The newlyweds collapsed into bed, exhausted from a day filled with wedding celebrations. It was their first night as man and wife.They were jolted awake in the wee hours of the morning, when artillery shells exploded near their home. ...more

Baptist Press - Sep 12, 2014 5:22 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (BP) -- The California Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Board voted Thursday (Sept. 11) to withdraw fellowship from a church whose pastor says he believes homosexual acts are not always sinful.In a unanimous vote of the 35 members ...more

Baptist Press - Sep 12, 2014 5:22 PM

BOSTON, Mass. (BP) -- The fall tour of the North American Mission Board's Send North America Experience debuted Sept. 8 at Tremont Temple Baptist Church. More than 1,100 attenders lined up around the block passing the final resting place of Paul Revere an ...more

AP News - Sep 11, 2014 7:48 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says it's important to protect Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East as the U.S. and its partners fight the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.Obama and his national security adv ...more

Baptist Press - Sep 11, 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 - Sep 11, 2014 4:52 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) –- A high-profile pastor from New York City gave a rousing cry for evangelism in addressing a large conference for church planters and evangelism leaders. The need is so urgent, he said, that we should be like the firefighters who ...more

Baptist Press - Sep 11, 2014 4:52 PM

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last of three articles featuring new IMB President David Platt's views on various missions issues. Read the first and second articles here and here.RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- The rise of militant secularism -- and increasing effor ...more

Baptist Press - Sep 11, 2014 4:52 PM

NASHVILLE (BP) -- After professional football star Ray Rice was suspended by the NFL indefinitely for knocking his then-fiancée unconscious in Atlantic City, Southern Baptists took to the Internet to give a biblical perspective on domestic violence."Of ...more