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LifeWay Christian Resources is moving forward with the possible sale of its Nashville property. Five months ago, LifeWay announced a preliminary study of the feasibility of selling the ministry’s 14.5-acre campus in downtown Nashville that...

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Seeking the release of Saeed Abedini remains a "top priority," President Obama told Naghmeh Abedini during a private 10-minute meeting with her and her children Jan. 21 at Boise State University. Obama pledged to seek...

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In 1979, Larry Lewis picked up a copy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and saw a full-page ad listing the Southern Baptist Convention among denominations that affirmed the right to abortion. "Right there beside the...

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HANNIBAL (Christian Examiner) – Anthony Allen, president of Hannibal-LaGrange University, said he is encouraged his alma mater, Duke University, has had an apparent change of heart about broadcasting the Muslim call to prayer each Friday from...

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Newsweek magazine decided to greet the start of 2015 with a massive cover story on the Bible. For decades now, major news magazines have tended to feature cover articles timed for Christmas and Easter, taking...

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OAK BROOK, Ill. – The “Porn Free WiFi” campaign, organized by the Internet safety group Enough is Enough (EIE), is urging the fast-food and coffee giants to implement Internet filters in their U.S. stores to stop...

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The U.S. Supreme Court made no announcement Monday (Jan. 12) about whether it would review an appeals court decision on the volatile issue of same-sex marriage....

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Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been terminated following a city investigation into a book he wrote that calls homosexual behavior immoral and upholds a biblical view of sexuality. Cochran is a deacon, Sunday School teacher...

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BP) – Voters in a northwest Arkansas city have overturned a pro-homosexual/transgender ordinance that many claimed posed a threat to religious liberty. In a special election Tuesday (Dec. 9), residents of Fayetteville –...

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COLUMBIA – The grassroots effort to bring a new Christian movie, A Matter of Faith, to theaters around the state continues. The movie, from Five & Two Pictures in association with Christiano Film Group, follows...

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J.T. Elliff, father of SBC leaders Tom, Bill and Jim Elliff and Sandy Smith who is married to evangelist Bailey Smith, died Dec. 12 in Moore, Okla. He was 97....

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NASHVILLE (BP) – A historian named Julius Africanus was among the first Christians to wonder why the stories of Jesus’ birth in Matthew and Luke differ slightly. Around the year 200, Julius apparently sought Jesus’ living...

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NASHVILLE (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity has announced a summit on race relations in the wake of grand jury decisions regarding police killings of black men that have provoked widespread protests and...

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ST. LOUIS — St. Louis is the among four southern cities targeted by American Atheists’ new billboard campaign attacking Christmas. The billboards, which began appearing Dec. 1, feature a young girl writing a letter to...

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In many countries, there’s a split between civil marriage and religious marriage. In the United States, those two aspects have been combined. That’s led to some tension, as American views about marriage change. The latest...

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“When I was diagnosed with depression, I felt as though I finally understood why I felt alone,” said one young pastor, after seeking help through his doctor. “However,” he continued, “I still was afraid of...

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It’s impossible to watch Exodus: Gods and Kings and not compare it to two movies: this spring’s Noah and the 1956 classic, The Ten Commandments. You get no points for guessing this modern action epic...

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BENJAMIN HAWKINS/associate editor bhawkins@mobaptist.org SALT LAKE CITY – Leaders within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are speaking more openly about Mormonism’s controversial history and teachings. Even as Mitt Romney’s presidential bid drew...

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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (BP) – Dinner was a far cry from an Arkansas Baptist church supper. On this night, six members of Arkansas’ Valley Baptist Church in Searcy squeezed into a modest Muslim home in...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Baptist Global Response (BGR) – the international disaster relief arm of Southern Baptists – is asking Missouri Baptists to help provide “buckets of hope” to sub-Saharan Africa, an area ravaged by HIV/AIDS....

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The crazy journey of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar is a road of permeating faith and love. They shared about their love for God, for one another, for their 19 children, and even for their enemies...

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WASHINGTON (Christian Newswire) – Conservative religious voters made up as big a percentage of the electorate as ever, backing Republicans at least as strongly as ever in the midterm election according to exit polls released...

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BIRMINGHAM (BP) – The Woman’s Missionary Union’s WorldCrafts ministry has launched the Support Freedom campaign to help deliver women from human trafficking and sexual exploitation, and has partnered with seven new people groups to expand...

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The nation’s Protestant senior pastors want the U.S. government to mix justice with mercy when it comes to immigration reform. Most say it’s the government’s job to stop people from entering the country illegally....

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Obama announced his plan to protect an estimated five million undocumented immigrants from deportation. The president’s decision to act on his own is an “unwise and counterproductive move,” said Russell D. Moore, president of the...

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In the wake of a federal court decision legalizing same-sex “marriage” in North Carolina, at least six magistrates in the state have resigned rather than be forced to officiate such unions. These magistrates included four...

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A San Diego judge has found that the governing body of the Jehovah’s Witness church covered up years of sexual abuse by a local church leader and continued to put children in danger of being...

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EULESS, Texas (BP) – The 235 baptisms last year at First Baptist Church of Euless, Texas, totaled nearly 10 percent of the church’s 2,534 average Sunday morning worship attendance. But pastor John Meador would like...

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FERGUSON – As snowflakes swirled outside and rumors of potential grand jury actions swirled across town, a hundred Missouri Baptists gathered for a prayer summit at First Baptist here to pray for the community, the...

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The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court’s ruling that the minister’s housing allowance was unconstitutional. In the decision by the Chicago-based appeals court, it determined that the plaintiffs lacked standing to...

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Americans need God’s Word just as much as they ever have; yet research shows they are reading Scripture less. Just like so many in the Church, we long to see a renewal of Scripture engagement...

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On January 24, 2015 Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will host “The Response-Louisiana: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis.” As we fast and pray for America, we hope that you will join in this...

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The former Navy Chaplain who prayed "in Jesus' name" won his election as State Representative in the Colorado state legislature, despite receiving three death threats from pro-homosexual activists in recent weeks....

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HOUSTON (BP) – As pastors embroiled in a lawsuit against the city of Houston rallied thousands Sunday for the cause of religious liberty and with chants of “Let the people vote,” their cohorts in the...

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President Barack Obama has insisted that there is a constitutional “right” to same-sex “marriage” in an interview with The New Yorker. “Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all 50...

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HOUSTON (BP) –The subpoenas will be withdrawn, Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced today (Oct. 29). The word “subpoenas” grabbed national attention after it became known that five Houston ministers were being subpoenaed for sermons and...

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A shocking new poll shows that more Americans oppose gay “marriage” than support it. A poll released earlier this month shows that 47 percent of Americans “oppose legalizing same-sex marriage,” while only 44 percent supported...

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Frank Page, President of the Southern Baptist Convention, responds to those who are critical of the Cooperative Program (CP). To learn more about the CP, visit mobaptist.org/cp....

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Former President Jimmy Carter recently made two important points – one of which was ridiculous and the other quite correct, but not rightly applied. In the first case, Mr. Carter affirmed gay civil rights and...

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Federal judges have invalidated the will of millions of Americans who voted to amend their state constitutions to define marriage as a union of a man and a woman. I am shocked at the lack...

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“Opposition from the world is an opportunity to witness,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, during a special Heritage Week chapel service, Oct. 15. “The opportunity of greatest Christian...

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COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order Oct. 17 to stop officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from forcing two ordained Christian ministers...

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Liberty Institute President Kelly Shackelford and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined together to speak out against the recent subpoenas targeting Houston area pastors. In response to these pastors being asked to turn over their sermons,...

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"The country settled, a long time ago, with a First Amendment that the government would not supervise, license, or bully religious institutions," and Houston's pastors and churches should follow the New Testament example by defying...

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Activists are demanding that Justice Elena Kagan recuse herself from any Supreme Court case determining the future of same-sex “marriage” after she officiated a homosexual “wedding” – a call seemingly endorsed by fellow Justice Ruth...

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BOSTON – In a meeting room at Boston’s Fenway Park, Southern Baptist church planter and Boston Red Sox chaplain Bland Mason explains how much members of his plant, City On A Hill church, long for...

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This week my denomination, through its executive committee, voted to “disfellowship” a congregation in California that has acted to affirm same-sex sexual relationships. This sad but necessary move is hardly surprising, since this network of...

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) – Faith-based films are becoming more and more like real movies, not just cinematic sermonettes. Better still, many Hollywood actors looking for roles of substance are embracing film characters that depict...

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“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear,…” I John 4: 18 Halloween is a holiday that presents a real challenge to Christians. Many would like to ignore it. Some try...

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“Most people pray when they need the red phone for help,” said Ed Stetzer, executive director of LifeWay Research, adding that many of them may not have a prayer life “rooted in a relationship with...

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