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Study: Americans fond of Bible, but how many read it?
Apr26

Study: Americans fond of Bible, but how many read it?

NASHVILLE (BP) — Americans appear to have a positive view of the Bible. And many say Scripture is filled with moral lessons for today. However, more than half of Americans have read little or none of the Bible, a study released today (April 25) by LifeWay Research shows. Less than a quarter of those who have ever read a Bible have a systematic plan for reading Scripture each day. And a third of Americans never pick it up on...

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Brad Graves to be Pastors’ Conf. nominee
Apr17

Brad Graves to be Pastors’ Conf. nominee

PHOENIX (BP) — Brad Graves, pastor of First Baptist Church in Ada, Okla., will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference, according to an announcement by Missouri pastor Malachi O’Brien. O’Brien, SBC second vice president and pastor of prayer and church revitalization at First Baptist Church in Raytown, Mo., stated in an April 13 announcement to Baptist Press Graves...

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Gateway’s new Bay Area campus to open in January
Jan02

Gateway’s new Bay Area campus to open in January

ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) — A final piece in Gateway Seminary’s campus relocation efforts drops into place as the seminary’s new San Francisco-area campus opens in Fremont, Calif., on Jan. 10. Spring classes begin there Jan. 30.   The campus will serve 250-300 students as the seminary continues its ministry in the Bay Area that began with its location to Mill Valley in 1959. Fall 2016 classes for the campus opened in...

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Macy’s ends Planned Parenthood contributions
Dec30

Macy’s ends Planned Parenthood contributions

NASHVILLE (BP)—Macy’s Inc. has reportedly discontinued contributions to Planned Parenthood after customers complained of the chain’s support of the abortion provider. Macy’s Inc.’s latest 990 tax form verifies that the retail giant no longer includes the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in its community contributions, the research group 2ndVote said, describing the news as the latest “Miracle on 34th Street.” “We’re constantly...

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Letter calls Pruitt ‘well qualified’ for EPA
Dec29

Letter calls Pruitt ‘well qualified’ for EPA

NASHVILLE (BP) — A group of 48 evangelical leaders, the vast majority of them Southern Baptists, has sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump in support of Scott Pruitt, Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.   Among the signatories are 12 former Southern Baptist Convention presidents; current SBC President Steve Gaines; 14 current and former SBC entity heads, including all six current...

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