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UPDATE: Former Baptist leader charged with sexual assault

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 15:02
Mark Aderholt, a former employee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and International Mission Board missionary, has been charged in Texas with sexually assaulting a teenager 21 years ago.<br>

Zoning restriction stymies church's expanded ministry

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 14:30
A Maryland church files suit over a city zoning restriction thwarting the use of their storefront building for worship in a case reflecting land-use battles common between congregations and governments.<br>

IMB data breach prompts 'comprehensive response'

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:50
A data breach at the International Mission Board that may have exposed personal information of current and former employees, volunteers and applicants has led the Southern Baptist entity to undertake a "comprehensive response."<br>

Dripping Springs primed to reach sprawling Austin

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:02
First Baptist in Dripping Springs, founded in 1875 in a community of 200 people, is intent on building a multigenerational church as well as its outreach to Hispanics amid greater Austin's growth.<br>

FIRST-PERSON: Lord, make me uncomfortable

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:17
Lee Clamp wasn't in the mood to talk to Barry. But God made him uncomfortable for trying to avoid a conversation about faith. Turns out they had a good conversation.<br>

SBC DIGEST: Baptist assoc. emphasis: new name, dates; Lisa Harper shares 'unlikely joy' in study of Job

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:57
In today's SBC Digest: Baptist associational emphasis has new name and dates on the SBC calendar; Lisa Harper shares "unlikely joy" in new LifeWay study of Job.<br>

EDITORIAL: Llevando mi salvación hasta lo último de la tierra, Parte I

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 17:33
Cuando hablamos de nuestra salvación; nos referimos a la salvación que tenemos en Cristo Jesús, el Hijo de Dios. En Hechos 13:47 Pablo explica este mandato: "Porque así nos ha mandado el Señor, diciendo: Te he puesto para luz de los gentiles, a fin de que seas para salvación hasta lo último de la tierra."

In-school newscast's cancelation celebrated

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 16:55
Channel One, the daily TV newscast for schoolchildren that once drew criticism from a Southern Baptist Convention resolution, announced it has ceased its daily broadcasts.<br>

Looking for work, Venezuelan finds a church family

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 16:34
Searching for a job to leave the tumult and uncertainties of life in Venezuela, a young husband and father finds an unexpected blessing of faith and a church family in Colombia.<br>

Tiny houses: Sanctuary for needy shows 'God is good'

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 16:00
Tiny homes under construction spearheaded by a small Appalachian congregation will offer sanctuary and livelihood to people recovering from addiction and other life setbacks.<br>

African nation's Baptists stirred to advance Gospel

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 14:30
Baptists in Benin, West Africa, rally to elevate their engagement in the Great Commission in response to a missionary couple's injuries in an auto accident.<br>

Kavanaugh nod nonpartisan, pro-Kingdom, Greear says

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 11:52
Keeping the Southern Baptist Convention out of politics remains a goal of the SBC presidential slate, J.D. Greear said in defending the leaders' endorsement of President Trump's justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.<br><br><br>

FIRST-PERSON: Looking for community?

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 08:49
"God's design for true community," Melissa Meredith writes, "is more than having a group of girlfriends around your age that you go shopping with or have over for dinner occasionally. It is something much deeper and altogether more than we could ever create ourselves."<br>

World Cup stirs witness despite crackdown

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:54
Russia's 2016 law restricting evangelism may have curtailed some traditional Gospel-sharing efforts at World Cup venues this summer. But through innovative witnessing techniques -- like soccer viewing parties at churches and jazz band concerts -- evangelicals still have managed to harness the world's largest sporting event for Gospel witness.<br>

Tariff concerns needn't be 'distraction' to investors

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:11
Current news of tariffs and trade disputes, although adding volatility to the financial markets, likely will have little impact on long-term investors, analysts with GuideStone Financial Resources say.<br>

Attorney under fire while defending religious freedom

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 13:41
An Anchorage, Alaska, law firm representing a Christian women's shelter is defending itself from a complaint brought by the same municipal agency suing the shelter.<br>

Bible Study: July 15, 2018

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 13:18
This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.<br><br>This week's Bible study is adapted from the Bible Studies For Life curriculum.<br><br>

Survey: 2/3 of churchgoers invited someone to church

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:41
Nearly two-thirds of Protestant churchgoers say they've invited at least one person to church in the past six months, according to a new LifeWay Research study.<br>

Tract for prison evangelism is a 'self-proclaimer'

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:28
Businessman's graphic guidebook for prison evangelism, "How to Be a Child of God," distributed free to inmates across the country.<br>

FIRST-PERSON: Lessons from a cave rescue

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 09:07
Similar to the life-and-death crisis of the Thai soccer team trapped in a cave, Lonnie Wilkey sees a parallel to Christians in sharing their faith with the world's unreached millions.<br>