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By Tom Strode Washington Bureau Chief, Baptist Press WASHINGTON – Pro-life advocates decried a COVID-19 relief bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives that fails to …

North American Mission Board trustee chairman Danny de Armas, associate pastor of First Baptist Church Orlando, addresses trustees during their Feb. 1-2 meetings in New Orleans. SPECIAL/Alexandra Toy …

By Julie Waters BIRMINGHAM – National WMU will host a virtual experience for the Week of Prayer, which is March 7-14, in celebration of North American missions while …

  BLACKSHEAR – Mike Stone, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, Georgia, will be nominated as the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Georgia pastor and current …

Screen capture from CNN By Scott Barkley WASHINGTON, D.C. (BP) — Southern Baptist leaders condemned protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday …

By Tom Strode WASHINGTON (BP) — New COVID-19 relief legislation that maintains encouragement for charitable giving and funding for a small loan program that includes churches gained President …

ABERDEEN, Miss. (BP) – The North American Mission Board has filed a motion for a stay in a lawsuit involving a former Southern Baptist leader in order to appeal to the Supreme Court of the United …

Wilma Gail asked for and received permission to be placed alongside her husband Willard when both were hospitalized with COVID-19. BAPTIST PRESS By Scott Barkley HIRAM – Willard and Wilma Gail …

By Lonnie Wilkey FRANKLIN  — A state convention leader has publicly challenged the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for stating that there is a denominational hierarchy in …

By Jessica Gresko/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With coronavirus cases surging again nationwide, the Supreme Court barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at …

Near the end of the Nov. 11 SBTC Executive Board meeting in Austin, SBTC Executive Director Jim Richards told the board of his intention to transition from convention leadership, effective Dec. 31, …

By Aaron Wilson When Jesse Florea glances out his office window at the patchwork display of fall colors surrounding the snow-capped summit of Pikes Peak, he’s reminded of the power of worldviews. …

Baptist Press/Special BP EDITOR’S NOTE: Leading up to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting, Baptist Press plans interviews with candidates who have agreed to accept a nomination to serve as SBC president. …

Answering God’s call to adopt

EDITOR’S NOTE: November is National Adoption Month. By Audrey Brooks I’ve long thought adoption was a beautiful picture of the Gospel – that it showed the love of Jesus in a unique and profound …

America remains a country divided over the results of the 2020 presidential election. Some are calling for all the votes to be counted and all the potential legal proceedings to be resolved before …

Since the Nov. 3 election, many have expressed questions and concerns about the integrity of the voting process across our nation. As mentioned in an earlier Christian Index article , voting is a …

By Diana Chandler WASHINGTON (BP) – The nation’s High Court allowed blatant discrimination to stand in at least two cases limiting church activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Supreme Court …

The building of Vietnamese Baptist Church in Philadelphia is a total loss. PHILIP PHAM/BP By Laura Erlanson PHILADELPHIA (BP) – Though Pastor Philip Pham and the members of Vietnamese Baptist …

Hurricane Zeta made landfall as a Category 2 storm in southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday evening (Oct. 28). The fast-moving storm traveled across the southeastern United States, knocking out power …

By Rebecca Manry CARBON HILL, Ala. (BP) — It started as a normal Sunday. Scott McCullar, pastor of First Baptist Church, was about to conclude the morning worship service. It …

Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in as the 115th Supreme Court justice by Justice Clarence Thomas as President Donald Trump and Barrett's husband, Jesse, look on. Screen grab from c-span.org By Tom Strode …

By Aaron Earls NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The vast majority of U.S. Protestant churches say they are holding in-person services, but churchgoers have yet to attend in the numbers they did before the …

WASHINGTON (BP) — Support for President Donald Trump has slipped by single digits among white Christians of all religious affiliations, although 78 percent of white evangelical Protestants still …

Capitol Hill Baptist Church. Photo via Creative Commons By Tom Strode WASHINGTON (BP) — A federal court ruled late Friday (Oct. 9) the District of Columbia has likely violated the religious freedom …

By Diana Chandler LAKE CHARLES, La. (BP) – Trinity Baptist Church Senior Pastor Steve James calls it “Lake Charles grit,” an ability to persevere during hardship on top of hardship. “Grit …

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