Dear Christian Leaders, Please be careful when discussing presidential candidates publicly. I am not suggesting that you should disengage from politics. Advocate for religious liberty for all people. Urge believers to be good citizens who participate in the political process and vote according to their conscience. Advocate for biblical values, regardless of which candidates or […]
By Phil Boatwright KANSAS CITY, KS (BP) — For whatever reason, certain films don’t appeal to moviegoers at first. Perhaps it’s the title, the subject matter or the botched trailer we saw at the theater. Some won’t see a film because they’ve heard it’s in black-and-white. Or worse, they have no interest in a movie made before […]
By Diana Davis PENSACOLA, FL (BP) — “We’re a friendly church!” It’s a phrase heard regularly in most churches. Often, the more true statement is, “We’re really friendly with one another.” Is it possible that newcomers to your small group or your church perceive your sweet fellowship as cliquish? Answer this question: Do you function […]
By Erich Bridges International Mission Board global correspondent RICHMOND, VA (BP) — You find out who your friends are when tough times come around. My wife and I have discovered over the past year that we have a lot of friends. It started last fall, when Hwa (my wife) found a lump in her left breast. […]
SEND North America Conference 2015 has come and gone. The missions gathering was held in Nashville, Aug. 3-4 and drew more than 13,500 people. Even though the conference is over, the impact on those who attended will be felt for some time to come. The theme was “Every Life on Mission Matters.” This theme was […]
The decision left many Georgia Baptist churches wondering how to respond to the legalization of same-sex marriage in the state and are questioning how the decision might affect the church.