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Trump affirms religious liberty in schools
Jan16

Trump affirms religious liberty in schools

WASHINGTON (BP)—In observance of National Religious Freedom Day, President Donald Trump hosted a gathering today (Jan. 16) of students from different religions to affirm the right of students to pray in school. In a statement released by the White House detailing the facts of the briefing, the president said, “Our Founders understood that no right is more fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous, and virtuous society than the right...

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Randy Adams to be nominated for SBC president
Jan15

Randy Adams to be nominated for SBC president

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BP)—A group of Southern Baptists has announced an intention Jan. 14 to nominate Randy Adams, executive director of the Northwest Baptist Convention (NWBC), as president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Adams’ intended nomination will be brought to messengers at the SBC annual meeting June 9-10 in Orlando, Fla. Adams said that if elected, he would aim to focus on the SBC’s Great Commission...

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Baptist Union provides relief to Australian fire victims
Jan13

Baptist Union provides relief to Australian fire victims

TOMERONG, Australia (BP)—Devastating fires rage across Australia and currently show no signs of stopping. In an intensified hot and dry season, the country is experiencing its worst fires in years. The fires have been ablaze in every state, but New South Wales has been hit the hardest, CNN reported. Because of the high amounts of smoke, air pollution has been estimated to be 11 times greater than the hazardous level, CNN said. The...

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New Year offers new start for Bible reading
Dec31

New Year offers new start for Bible reading

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—With the unfolding of a new year comes opportunities for new commitments, resolutions and goals. For many, these goals include dedications to Bible reading and, thus, specific Bible reading plans. But choosing a Bible reading plan can be intimidating, and some wonder why even bother being specific about the way in which the Bible is read? Are Bible reading plans even being followed? YouVersion, a popular Bible...

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Top Bible verse of 2019
Dec13

Top Bible verse of 2019

YouVersion Bible app announced its most popular verse of 2019, Phil. 4:6: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” The globally influential app has seen significant increase in downloads, engagement and consistent interaction from users new and returning around the world. The overall increase of app use from the previous year is 30...

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