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SBC DIGEST: SBTS names new VPs; SWBTS workshop set for Phoenix; NEBC holds 2nd commencement; UMobile adopts new tradition
In today's SBC DIGEST: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary names two senior vice presidents; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary text-driven preaching workshop set for Phoenix; Northeastern Baptist College holds its second commencement; University of Mobile adopts new Great Commission Globe tradition. Read More
Trump budget would double abstinence education fundsWASHINGTON (BP) -- President Trump's proposed 2018 federal budget has drawn praise from advocates of teen sexual abstinence for asking Congress to double the percentage of sex education funds devoted to abstinence-based approaches.
Of the approximately $1 billion in federal funding for sex education annually, about 10 percent currently goes to programs that advocate delaying sexual activity. The figure will increase to 20 percent if Congress adopts Trump's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, said Valerie Huber, president and CEO of Ascend (formerly the National Abstinence Education Association). Read More
Transgender student wins restroom case appeal
A Wisconsin high school girl who identifies as a boy should be allowed to use the boy's restroom, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. Read More
4-foot, 3-inch singer gives 'all the credit' to God
Diminutive vocalist Marlana Vanhoose carries her faith to array of venues, from singing with the Beach Boys to the inaugural prayer service. Read More
SBC leaders welcome proposal to revise HHS mandateWASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist leaders expressed gratitude and hope at news the Trump administration has drafted a rule to protect the freedom of conscience of religious institutions that object to the abortion/contraception mandate established under President Obama.
The White House Office of Management and Budget has provided notice on its website it is reviewing an "interim final rule" regarding the controversial requirement, The New York Times reported May 29. The notification followed by less than four weeks an executive order from President Trump directing the secretaries of three ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Pause and think of that!
David Allen reflects on a Hebrew word in Psalm 46 that conveys hope to the faithful --"Selah," which can be interpreted as "Pause and think of that!" When Psalm 46 speaks times of tumult, Allen points to its Selah reassurances of God's presence and help. Read More