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  • FIRST-PERSON: Can God love me if I hate myself?

    by Cody Glen Barnhart, posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (9 months ago)

    "God designed the Gospel for us unworthies," Cody Barnhart reminds of times when doubt or self-hate creep in. "Instead of being antithetical to God's salvation, your sickness and shame actually pave the way for it." Read More

  • MOVIES: Redemption & second chances

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (11 months ago)

    Phil Boatwright assesses three films with themes of redemption and second chances, reflecting the truth of Scripture, "Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1). Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Bearing with one another

    by Laura Thigpen, posted Friday, August 11, 2017 (11 months ago)

    Laura Thigpen notes a key facet of the Bible's oft-quoted passage on love in 1 Corinthians 13: bearing all things. It can set the course, she writes, for how love "believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." Read More

  • 'Authentic Love' calls teens to identity in Christ

    by Aaron Earls, posted Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Love is a popular topic in today's culture, especially around Valentine's Day. But since many teens hear a distorted view, "Authentic Love," a new True Love Waits Bible study, aims to ground students' concept of love in their identity in Christ.

    Authentic Love, divided into studies for guys and girls, places a "strong emphasis on developing a lifestyle of personal holiness and helps students understand sex and purity in light of the Gospel," said Karen Daniel, team leader in student ministry publishing at LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More

  • Teen birthrate's drop puts character in spotlight

    by Erin Roach, posted Friday, May 06, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The birthrate among American teenagers has dropped to the lowest level since the government began tracking numbers, and observers are pointing to sex education programs that focus on character as one of the causes. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Always loving

    by David Jeremiah, posted Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (2 years ago)

    "His love knows no limits, has no boundaries, allows no prejudices, and excludes no sinners when they come to Him in repentance and faith," David Jeremiah writes. "... Remind yourself today: He Loves Me. Always!" Read More

  • WORLDVIEW: 'God is bigger than your cancer'

    by Erich Bridges, posted Wednesday, September 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Missions writer Erich Bridges recounts how friends rallied in love and support when his wife was diagnosed with cancer. "God is bigger than cancer or anything else you're facing," he says. "If you didn't know that, His loving children will remind you." Read More


    by Tom Long, posted Thursday, November 06, 2014 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Charles Braddix/IMB
    Church planter Tom Long describes his struggle to love those who cause conflict and disorder in the country he loves.

    In those early years, I saw lots of growth numerically in believers and church starts. Sure there were difficulties that included long lines to simply purchase bread. However, seeing people who lived under communism for 70 years stepping forward to live in Christ was worth every challenge encountered. Read More

  • Alaska's grandeur is church's setting

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Tuesday, September 02, 2008 (9 years ago)

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (BP)--During the six weeks of "Grace Works" this summer, more than 80 Alaskans made professions of faith.

          Grace Works, a new multi-week initiative of Grandview Baptist Church, had a dual purpose ... Read More

  • Vietnamese congregation has CP legacy

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, August 01, 2008 (9 years ago)

    BATON ROUGE, La. (BP)--Victoria Baptist Church entered a period of steep decline as the 1980s melded into the '90s. But the congregation's commitment to reaching people remained steadfast.

    Especially the Vietnamese who were arriving in Baton Rouge, La.

    "[Victoria] was in an area of population change," Joe Hilbun recounted, "and had been declining for 50 years -– nearly its entire existence, really, since it was started in 1947 -– but even as it declined, the members continued to reach ... Read More