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CP aids Arab, Ala. church's global focusARAB, Ala. (BP) -- The small town of Arab, Ala. has no connection to the 22 nations of the Arab League, other than the missionary interests of the pastor of Gilliam Springs Baptist Church located there.
Pastor Jamey Pruett and his wife Ashleigh served one tour as missionaries to the Middle East through the International Mission Board before moving to Arab three years ago. Read More
Gay marriage left standing by SCOTUSWASHINGTON (BP) -- Same-sex marriage is on the verge of becoming a legal reality in 60 percent of America's states.
The U.S. Supreme Court paved the way Monday (Oct. 6) for marriages between people of the same sex to be legally recognized in 11 additional states. When that seemingly assured expansion takes effect, gay marriage will be legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Preserve CP's reach
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The longer we live, the more we realize that actions or decisions have consequences -- sometimes unintended consequences that absolutely cannot be foretold or foreseen. But more often they are foreseeable. Read More
1% CP Challenge: Learn, pray, giveNASHVILLE (BP) -- During October's Cooperative Program Emphasis Month on the Southern Baptist Convention's calendar, churches are encouraged to use the "1% Challenge" video as an educational and motivational tool.
The 1% CP Challenge "is a succinct way to do something more -- an understandable way to say, 'Yeah, we can do that,'" said Frank S. Page, SBC Executive Committee president. "It is understandable, is easily acted upon, and can be done without shifting major sections of a church's finances." Read More
CP ends fiscal year below budget goalNASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention ended its fiscal year 0.76 percent below last year's contributions and missed its Cooperative Program allocation budgeted projection of $191.5 million by 2.58 percent, according to SBC Executive Committee President Frank S. Page. Read More
Texas abortion clinics forced to close
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- All but seven or eight abortion clinics throughout Texas were forced to close Friday (Oct. 3) due to non-compliance with a Texas law enacted last year regulating the abortion industry.
The U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans, ruled Thursday (Oct. 2) that House Bill 2 (HB 2) can be fully implemented while a lawsuit against two of its provisions is pending in appeals court. Read More