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86% of churches provide no estate planningNASHVILLE (BP) -- The majority of Southern Baptist pastors believe Christians should include a legacy gift to a ministry or church, but 86 percent of their churches provide no assistance for estate planning, according to a study by LifeWay Research. Read More
Union Univ. tornado: 5 years of renewalJACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- Union University students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends celebrated God's goodness and providence on the five-year anniversary of a tornado that destroyed much of the campus Feb. 5."Our purpose in gathering tonight is not to be nostalgic," Union President David S. Dockery said. "What we're doing tonight is something very biblical, which is to remember." Read More
Kazakh authorities raid Baptists, fine pastors
OSLO, Norway (BP) -- Police and other officials in Kazakhstan raided at least eight different worship meetings in January, including three Baptist congregations. Read More
Scouts, delaying vote, spark Baptist leaders' hopefulness
IRVING, Texas (BP) -- Facing pressure from its supporters and members, the Boy Scouts executive board announced Wednesday it is delaying a decision on lifting its prohibition of gay Scout leaders and members until May, when it will put the matter before its 1,400 voting members.
Meeting in Irving, Texas, the board was considering a proposal that would have replaced the national ban with a "local option" for local councils to determine the policy, potentially leaving a patchwork of differen... Read More
CDC: 1 in 8 young women binge drink
ATLANTA (BP) -- Alana Mokma remembers the first time she got drunk during a friend's birthday party. The "Long Island" cocktail was so strong, she couldn't walk to the bathroom. At first, she thought someone had drugged her.
When she realized it was just alcohol, she was shocked, then hooked: "I began to crave that high," she wrote on her blog. "The pains of my past no longer haunted me."
The Centers for Disease Control released a report Jan. 8 on binge drinking among young women. The... Read More
MOVIES: You gotta ask: is this what God wants for you?
Columnist Phil Boatwright says Hollywood is releasing more and more violence-filled R-rated films -- and that it's not going to change unless moviegoers change their habits. Read More