Daughter joins mother in Mission:Dignity gratitude

A thankful daughter and mother, both widows of pastors with meager finances, see Mission:Dignity as evidencing God's promise to "never leave us or forsake us," said Estela Rangel, "and that is the most wonderful feeling."

Former fire chief Cochran's rights aired in court

A federal court in Atlanta is weighing not only former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran's right to express his beliefs but the right of others as well, religious liberty advocates say.

Union settles lawsuit over HHS abortion mandate

Union University has settled its lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services mandate that Union provide abortion-causing drugs in its employee health plans.

  • LifeWay Stores to collect Christmas toys for children

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (22 hours ago)

    LifeWay Christian Resources photo.
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Many children who are spending Christmas in the hospital this year will receive a stuffed animal declaring the love of Jesus from LifeWay Christian Store customers.

    From Nov. 24 through the week before Christmas, LifeWay Stores will collect toy bears, moose and penguins, each embroidered with the phrase "Jesus Loves Me," from customers to give to local children's hospitals, mission organizations and local ministries. This year marks the 10th anniversary of LifeWay's Christmas stuffed animal drive. Read More

  • THANKSGIVING: Hurricanes shift holiday preaching

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (21 hours ago)

    Photo submitted by Liberty Baptist Church.
    NAPLES, Fla. (BP) -- In hurricane-devastated areas of Texas and Florida, Thanksgiving preaching might have been a unique challenge this year at congregations where homes, businesses and church buildings were lost to severe weather.

    Yet pastors in Texas, where Hurricane Harvey hit in late August, and Florida, where Hurricane Irma hit in September, say their congregations have overflowed with thanks this fall, and Thanksgiving preaching has turned out to be a unique joy. Read More

  • Tornado sends church members to elementary school

    by David Dawson/Baptist and Reflector, posted Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (20 hours ago)

    Photo by Lonnie Wilkey/Baptist and Reflector
    MT. JULIET, Tenn. (BP) -- A mid-Tennessee church is trekking across the street to an elementary school for worship after sustaining damage from an EF-1 tornado, including a toppled steeple that left a hole in the roof above the sanctuary.

    Mark Marshall, pastor of The Glade Church in Mt. Juliet near Nashville, said he is thankful that Gladeville Elementary School is willing to lend its facilities.

    "We have a phenomenal relationship with them," Marshall said. "Over the years, this church has built a bridge with them." Read More

  • Bible Study: November 26, 2017

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (22 hours ago)

    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 additional resources for all age groups.

    This week's Bible study is adapted from the MasterWork curriculum.

    Bible Passage: Ephesians 6:14-15 Read More