Faith and Culture

MasterChef winner shares recipes, gospel

October 6 2011 by Whitney Jones, Baptist Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Since winning Fox’s MasterChef contest last year, Whitney Miller has been sharing her love of food with her first cookbook, but new recipes and satisfied taste buds aren’t all this southerner wants to spread. The Mississippi cook is using her fame to share the gospel.

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Police to British cafe: Don’t show Bible DVD

October 5 2011 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press

LONDON – Religious liberty took another hit in Great Britain when a Christian restaurant owner was threatened with arrest for playing a Bible DVD that included passages critical of homosexuality. The incident, reported in the Daily Mail newspaper, is but the latest example of what U.

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Apple, Google censoring religion, NRB says

October 4 2011 by Holly Naylor, Baptist Press

WASHINGTON – Apple, Google and other Internet giants are participating in religious discrimination and restricting free speech, according to a new report by the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). “If Christian content and worldview programming are censored by new media platforms .

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Mohler: Bible not subject to modern science

October 4 2011 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – If believers allow modern science to tell them what they can theologically affirm, the logic does not end with a discussion of whether there is a historical Adam, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” Sept.

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Reaching India’s emerging generation

September 29 2011 by Caroline Anderson, Baptist Press

INDIA – Young men and women gather in small groups at a shopping mall in India, deep in conversation. Curious passersby lean over the railing and listen to the conversations about gods and God between American and Indian students seated amid the mall’s decorative palm trees.

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HCSB Facebook event offers 'Fresh Look'

September 29 2011 by Baptist Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – B&H Publishing Group is encouraging Bible readers, Bible students, pastors and church leaders to “Take a Fresh Look” at the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) during a live webcast and Facebook party beginning at 1 p. m.

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300 collegians join storm disaster relief

September 27 2011 by Joe Conway & Brandon Pickett, Baptist Press

BINGHAMTON, N. Y – With mud-out jobs awaiting volunteers literally in the thousands, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) has tapped into a new generation of volunteers. In an SBDR partnership involving the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia (SBCV) convention and Liberty University, 250-plus Liberty students will serve in the Binghamton, N.

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More Americans are designing own religion

September 22 2011 by Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA Today

(RNS) If World War II-era warbler Kate Smith sang today, her anthem could be “Gods Bless America. ” That’s one of the key findings in newly released research that reveals America’s drift from clearly defined religious denominations to faiths cut to fit personal preferences.

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Christian stores try to gain off Borders’ loss

September 22 2011 by Piet Levy, Religion News Service

The saying goes that when God closes a door, he opens a window. So when the Borders bookstore chain – the nation’s second-largest – finishes closing all of its stores this month, Christian retailers see a window of opportunity in the death of a mega-competitor that once threatened to put them out of business.

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Poll: pastors want IRS out of pulpit

September 21 2011 by Baptist Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Protestant pastors overwhelmingly agree government should not attempt to regulate pastors’ sermons through re-evaluation of a church’s tax exemptions, according to a new survey by LifeWay Research. The research, sponsored by the Alliance Defense Fund, followed a related study conducted by LifeWay Research in October 2010 that found Protestant pastors also largely believe candidates for public office should not be endorsed from the pulpit.

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