WASHINGTON (BP) – Thousands of people braved a brisk 23-degree afternoon to gather at the National Mall for the 49th annual March for Life Friday (Jan. 21). Protesters seemed optimistic that the 50th such march may be the first to take place in a post-Roe v. Wade America. With a theme of Equality Begins in the Womb, speakers at the march emphasized the link between racial and gender equality and the half-century battle to end abortion on demand in the United States.
HOUSTON (BP) – It’s not easy for a young preacher to stand before his congregation week after week while questioning fundamental truths of the Christian faith. Twenty years ago, that’s the position Steve Bezner found himself in.
Youth leaders point to the Gospel, Christian counseling to help with America’s youth mental health crisis
ROCKWELL, Texas (BP) – Lauren Coats has seen firsthand the impact of a growing mental health crisis among young people. The number of calls from parents of teens and children looking for help to her three metro Dallas counseling centers has nearly doubled in less than two years.
As many Southern Baptist state conventions celebrated regathering for the first time in two years this fall, several took unprecedented actions toward ensuring their conventions are effectively handling sexual abuse allegations.
LAS VEGAS (BP) – When Heiden Ratner started WALK Church in Las Vegas, he had an ideal model for reproduction in his sending church. Las Vegas’ Hope Church has started more than 60 churches since its 2001 founding.
TOPEKA, Kansas (BP) – When Georges Boujakly arrived in Canada on New Year’s Eve 1969, his homeland of Lebanon was at war, the 19-year-old knew little English, and he had $30 to his name.
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (BP) – Dusty Marshall has only served as pastor of New Life Baptist Fellowship for about 11 months. But it has been a wild 11 months.
HENSLEY, Ark. (BP) – Over the next week, many Southern Baptist churches nationwide will participate in one of the most timeless of church traditions – sharing a Thanksgiving meal. But with the country in the grip of a once-in-a-century pandemic, many of these churches are changing their plans to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
WEST CHESTER, Ohio – Lakota Hills Baptist Church in West Chester, Ohio, has ministered in its community ever since COVID-19 arrived in the spring. They’ve met needs and shared the Gospel with their neighbors.
SAN DIEGO (BP) -- One number will break the heart of anyone who cares about one of the most vulnerable populations in San Diego. According to North American Mission Board (NAMB) missionary Austin Blanton, 80 percent of the city's foster families decide to return children within the first four months. Many will never take part in foster care again. Blanton notes several reasons, from loneliness to the increased stress. Blanton and other local Southern Baptists, though, want to be a part of the solution.