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More than 400,000 children reportedly live in the United States foster care system, and 100,000 of them are available for adoption. Experts in these fields say the COVID-19 crisis has created new opportunities for families to explore helping vulnerable children. Virtual meetings and other on…

More than 400,000 children reportedly live in the United States foster care system, and 100,000 of them are available for adoption. Experts in these fields say the COVID-19 crisis has created new opportunities for families to explore helping vulnerable children. Virtual meetings and other on…

BATON ROUGE, LA (BP) - Louisiana’s new constitutional amendment restricting abortion is incredibly close to Louisiana Baptist Executive Director Steve Horn’s heart. His adopted 10-year-old son Dru was born after the birth mother sought help at a pro-life pregnancy center. “It’s hard to get m…

MESQUITE, Texas (BP) - A surge in new COVID-19 cases has at least a few churches returning to online-only worship as many churches continue meeting onsite. “This Sunday, we will be online. We’ll be totally online,” Terry Turner, senior pastor of Mesquite Friendship Baptist Church in Mesquite…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (LifeWay) - Even though the COVID-19 pandemic may change Thanksgiving celebrations this year, Americans still express thankfulness for their family and friends. According to a Nashville-based LifeWay Research survey, more than 4 in 5 Americans (84%) say they are thankful for…

LAS CRUCES (BNM) - A Las Cruces pregnancy resource center recently received a life-saving gift: an ultrasound machine from the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

CARBON HILL, Alabama (BP) – It started as a typical Sunday. Scott McCullar, the pastor, was about to conclude the morning worship service. McCullar is pastor of First Baptist Church, Carbon Hill, Alabama.

DETROIT (BP) — Pro-life advocates and the state expressed their disappointment with a federal court decision Wednesday, Oct. 14, that invalidated a Tennessee law requiring a 48-hour waiting period before an abortion.

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention’s religious freedom entity and other faith organizations have urged a federal appeals court to reconsider its application of the “ministerial exception” rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court in cases involving employment decisions by churches and…

WASHINGTON (BP) – Pro-life advocates are bracing for an assault next year on a federal policy that has protected the consciences of many Americans and saved the lives of an estimated 2.4 million unborn children since 1976.

OAKHURST, Calif. (BP) – The smoke surrounding Greg Kilgore’s house is so thick he cannot even see the surrounding hills. Kilgore, the pastor of First Baptist Church in Oakhurst, California, is one of many pastors feeling the effects of the Creek Fire, a blaze contributing to the worst season…

WASHINGTON (BP) – Southern Baptist religious freedom advocate Russell Moore and other evangelical Christian leaders have commended a new Trump administration regulation to protect the constitutional rights of students and organizations on college campuses.

WASHINGTON (BP) – The United States’ newly announced ban on Chinese goods produced by government-sponsored labor forced largely on an ethnic minority group gained the praise of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

A new report, “The Future of Missions: 10 Questions About Global Ministry that the Church Must Answer with the Next Generation,” was commissioned by the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board. Barna Group, Ventura, California, researched and prepared the study. It examines…

LAKE CHARLES, La. (BP) – When a hurricane leaves town, the ensuing days evoke whirlwinds of activity for Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. Trinity Baptist Church in Lake Charles is a hub of such ministry, reaching into the community with cleanup efforts, 20,000 meals a day, tons of food and …

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) - What began as a summer vision trip to South Asia for 12 seminary students evolved into a virtual mission trip involving 221 participants and 60 International Mission Board workers. Twelve seminary graduates signed up for a summer vision trip to learn how and where they c…

WASHINGTON (BP) — Evangelist Franklin Graham asked Americans to join him in a Washington prayer march Sept. 26 to plead for God to save the nation from its present distress. “Our communities are hurting. Our people are divided, and there’s fear and uncertainty all around us,” Graham said in …

NASHVILLE (BP) - Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, pastors and churches have faced unique challenges. Those challenges can overwhelm and burnout pastors and other church leaders. In response to this, Baptist Press gathered quotes from online sources and reached out to others within the South…

BEIRUT (BP) - Southern Baptist Messianic believers expressed heartbreak after unexplained explosions Aug. 4 at a Beirut port warehouse killed at least 100, injured more than 4,000 and devastated much of the city.