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By Diana Chandler NEW YORK (BP) — People who don't believe they're either male or female can now choose a third gender in New York City and California, joining six other states and Washington, …

By Aaron Earls NASHVILLE (BP) – Most Americans want more religious meaning to the Christmas season, and for some that includes the seasonal greetings we say to each other. A new study from …

Ky. Baptists cut ties with dually aligned churches PIKEVILLE, Ky. (BP) – The Kentucky Baptist Convention will cut ties with a small group of churches that remain dually aligned with a missions …

By David Roach NASHVILLE (BP) – Partnership with the Christian legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) was a recurring theme at Baptist state convention annual meetings this fall. …

By David Roach HOUSTON (BP) – President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30 at age 94, is being remembered by Southern Baptists who knew him as a "warm," "cordial" man who "felt right at home with …

Islamist terrorist ambush kills 7 Christians CAIRO (MS) – Seven Coptic Christians, including six from the same family, were ambushed and killed Nov. 2 in an attack on their bus by Islamist …

2019 SBC Annual Meeting theme announced by Greear BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) – The supremacy of the gospel will motivate Southern Baptist Convention President J. D. Greear as he leads Baptists to …

Following the news of Amazon choosing two of three states that have religious liberty laws on the books for its next expansion, religious liberty advocates challenged the argument on such legislation …

'Looking up': 1 year after Sutherland Springs attack Since the shooting, First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, has been meeting in a temporary building until a permanent worship center …

Above: Paul Chitwood and other short-term missionaries in South Africa pray for a terminally ill AIDS patient on July 2, 2015. The trip was conducted through a partnership between the Kentucky …

By Roy Hayhurst and Tom Strode Getty Image CHICAGO (BP) — Lawyers for both the U.S. Justice Department and a religious freedom organization defended the constitutionality of the ministerial housing …

By Aaron Earls NASHVILLE (BP) -- A slim majority of pastors say they approve of the job President Donald Trump has done in the White House, according to a new study, but many are unsure. A LifeWay …

FORMER BP INTERN MYRIAH SNYDER NOW AT CHRISTIAN INDEX DULUTH, Ga. (BP) — Myriah Snyder has been named content editor of The Christian Index, newsjournal of the Georgia Baptist Convention, moving …

TRUSTEES: NOBTS names Kelley chancellor

By Gary D. Myers NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustees named Chuck Kelley as chancellor of the school through July 31, 2019, and approved the accelerated M.Div. …

Georgia SBDR volunteer Fort Oglesby, of FBC Hartwell hauls debris to the street from a flood damaged home in Longs, SC. He worked with 6 others to help homeowner Ray Childers, 71, who has lived in …

This space satellite image provided by NOAA shows the size of Florence. Nearly 40 deaths have been reported in the wake of the storm. NOAA/Special Beginning this morning, the first contingent of …

Clyde Meador has been named interim president of the International Mission Board, effective Sept. 27. IMB/Special RICHMOND, VA — Former international missionary Clyde Meador will likely soon carry …

Latest forecasts predict Hurricane Florence is drifting south into Georgia; full impact is still unknown. Churches are ready to help where needed. ACCUWEATHER/Special[/caption] MILLEDGEVILLE — …

Johnny Hunt, right, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church Woodstock, and past president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), will join the North American Mission Board (NAMB) as senior vice …

The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY stands against a sky of cumulus clouds at sunrise. ANSWERS IN GENESIS/Special WILLIAMSTOWN, KY — It has been called “the eighth wonder of the world.” At …

At left, Georgia Baptist state missionary Marcus Merritt gets a photo with Wolfman, who once played harmonica with Lynyrd Skynyrd. At right Marty Youngblood talks with Sinner, one of numerous …

Showcased just outside Red Hill Church's two tents at the Route 66 festival is a 1955 Chevy Bel Air. The gleaming red and white car attracted visitors to the church's display. BP/Special By Andrew …

LAWRENCEVILLE — The airways are filled with political announcements, some boosting one candidate and some booing another. Your mailbox has also likely been loaded with political flyers for months …

Vice President Mike Pence's message to the Southern Baptist Convention included his personal testimony as well as points on the achievements of President Donald Trump in such matters as placing …

The invitation and acceptance of Vice President Mike Pence to speak at the SBC annual meeting has stirred up discussion among Southern Baptists. Pence is scheduled to deliver his address at the …

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