• House documents strike at abortion clinic claims

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (2 days ago)

    "No culture can call itself humane while it tolerates such wickedness." -- Russell Moore
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Denials by Planned Parenthood and its allies of profiteering in the fetal tissue business have received a blow from congressional investigators.

    A House of Representatives panel offered evidence at an April 20 hearing that abortion clinics profit from trade in body parts of babies in apparent violation of federal law. The House Select Read More

  • Tenn. pro-lifers hopeful despite court setback

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (2 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In response to a federal judge's ruling against supporters of Tennessee's pro-life constitutional amendment adopted in 2014, the state's leading pro-life organization says it believes the case ultimately will be decided by the state supreme court and the amendment upheld.

    Proponents of Tennessee Amendment 1 filed a motion in state court today (April 29) asking to be recognized as parties to the ... Read More

  • 2016 SBC program schedule released

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (2 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The schedule for this year's Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting program was released this week by the SBC Executive Committee in a special pre-convention issue of SBC LIFE.

    See schedule below. Read More

  • 2016 SBC: Exec. Comm., boards, commission, seminaries, committee nominees announced

    by Staff, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (2 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Nominees to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, the four denominational boards -- International Mission Board, North American Mission Board, LifeWay Christian Resources, and GuideStone Financial Resources -- the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the six seminaries and the Committee on Order of Business have been selected by the 2016 SBC Committee on Nominations. Read More

  • Bulldozer-leveled site accorded to grieving church

    by Art Toalston, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (2 days ago)

    Photo: China Aid
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The death of a Chinese Christian woman beneath the rubble of her bulldozed church has sparked a step of contrition by local authorities -- the now-vacant lot is the undisputed property of the grieving congregation.

    China Aid, a key advocacy organization for religious freedom in China, attributed the local action to international pressure after the killing of Ding Cuimei. Read More

  • Mo. religious liberty bill dies in committee

    by Brian Koonce/Missouri Pathway, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (2 days ago)

    JEFFERSON CITY (BP) -- Missourians will not get the opportunity to vote on a religious liberty bill to protect people from being penalized for their religious beliefs on marriage.

    The House of Representatives' Emerging Issues Committee on Wednesday (April 27) voted 6-6 on Senate Joint Resolution 39 (SJR 39), thus ending its chances of making it out of committee to the full House, and ultimately, the citizens of Missouri. See related ... Read More

  • Boko Haram aiding Islamic herdsmen, expert says

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (2 days ago)

    AGATU, Nigeria (BP) -- A weakened Boko Haram is finding new life by empowering Muslim Fulani herdsmen in attacking farmers -- many of them Christian -- and taking their farmland in communities across the nation, Nigerian relations expert Adeniyi Ojutiku told Baptist Press.

    "There is every suspicion that the same people that are behind Boko Haram, which are these Islamic leaders, are the same ... Read More

  • Pa. church shooting: member charged with manslaughter

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, April 28, 2016 (3 days ago)

    NORTH WALES, Pa. (BP) -- A member of a Philadelphia Southern Baptist church has been charged with voluntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of a fellow church member during a worship service April 24.

    Mark Storms, 46, allegedly shot and killed 27-year-old Robert Braxton during an altercation in the worship center of Keystone Fellowship's campus in North Wales, Pa., shortly after the 11 a.m. service began. Read More

  • Businessman to give day's profits to overseas missions

    by Roger Alford/Kentucky Today, posted Friday, April 29, 2016 (2 days ago)

    Photo submitted by Kentucky Today
    HARRODSBURG, Ky. (BP) -- A central Kentucky businessman is doing his part to support international missions by giving a day's worth of profits to spread the Gospel.

    Robert Johnson, owner of Johnson Small Engine and Farm Supply in Harrodsburg and a member of nearby Salvisa Baptist Church, expects to generate at least $2,000 and possibly far more, depending on the volume of sales on May 6, the day ... Read More