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Eclipse displays ‘God’s glory,’ astronomers say
Aug21

Eclipse displays ‘God’s glory,’ astronomers say

NASHVILLE (BP) — When millions gather Aug. 21 to view the first total solar eclipse the continental U.S. has seen in 38 years, they won’t just get an astronomy lesson. If they’re observant, they’ll also get a theology lesson. That’s the conclusion of three Christian university professors who told Baptist Press a total eclipse points to God’s existence, sovereignty, love, immutability and...

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Update: Eugene Peterson’s homosexuality views draw Baptists’ focus
Jul13

Update: Eugene Peterson’s homosexuality views draw Baptists’ focus

An update to Eugene Peterson’s statement can be found here:  http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2017/july/eugene-peterson-actually-does-not-support-gay-marriage.html NASHVILLE (BP) — Bestselling Christian author Eugene Peterson, known for “The Message” paraphrase of Scripture, reportedly said in an interview with Religion News Service he does not believe homosexuality is sinful and that he would perform a same-sex...

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H.B. Charles to be Pastors’ Conf. nominee
May11

H.B. Charles to be Pastors’ Conf. nominee

PHOENIX (BP) — Oklahoma pastor Brad Graves has announced the withdrawal of his candidacy for Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference president to clear the way for Florida pastor H.B. Charles Jr. to be nominated as the first African American to hold that office. Graves told Baptist Press no one pressured him to withdraw and “it’s never a loss when you can join God in His work.” Former...

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Rangers’ spring training yields ‘incredible’ ministry
Apr15

Rangers’ spring training yields ‘incredible’ ministry

SURPRISE, Ariz. (BP)—For Major League Baseball players, coaches and fans, Opening Day is a time to look forward in anticipation of the season ahead. For North American Mission Board church planter Jason Griffin, it’s also a time to celebrate the work God has done during spring training. Griffin, pastor of Phoenix-area Surprise, Ariz., Freedom Valley, serves as chaplain for the Texas’ Rangers Arizona facility in Surprise, where some...

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God & inaugurations: Baptists continue tradition
Jan20

God & inaugurations: Baptists continue tradition

WASHINGTON (BP) — The participation of at least five Southern Baptist pastors in inaugural activities for President Donald Trump continues a tradition of prayer, Scripture and references to God surrounding presidential inaugurations dating back to George Washington. Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress preached today (Jan. 20) at a private worship service for the families of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at St. John’s...

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