Faith and Culture

U.S. homeschoolers wary of Canadian bill

March 19 2012 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press

Homeschool defenders in the United States are wary of proposed legislation in Alberta, Canada, that could set a philosophical precedent for government intrusion into what parents are allowed to teach their homeschooled children.

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Couple awarded $3M in ‘wrongful birth’ suit

March 16 2012 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

A “wrongful birth” lawsuit is a horribly flawed response to the unexpected birth of a baby with a disability, pro-life bioethics specialists said in the wake of an Oregon jury’s award of nearly $3 million to the parents of a child with Down syndrome.

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GuideStone Funds honored with premier financial award

March 15 2012 by Tim Head, Baptist Press

GuideStone Funds has won one of the most prestigious awards in the financial world for mutual fund families with up to $40 billion in assets – the 2012 Lipper Award for Best Overall Small Fund Group in the U.S.

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Poll: Most back abortion/contraceptive exemption

March 14 2012 by Baptist Press

A majority of Americans say religiously affiliated organizations – such as hospitals and universities – should be exempt from the Obama administration’s abortion/contraceptive mandate, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll.

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Harold Camping says May 21 prediction was ‘incorrect and sinful’

March 12 2012 by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service

Radio evangelist Harold Camping has called his erroneous prediction that the world would end last May 21 an “incorrect and sinful statement” and said his ministry is out of the prediction business.

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Lottie Moon film aims for theaters, DVD

March 7 2012 by Kelly Shrout, Baptist Press

“Lottie’s life and message needs to reach a new generation,” said Erich Bridges, screenwriter and a producer for “Heart of a Rebel,” a feature-length film in development about Moon, who spent 40 years in China teaching young girls and sharing the gospel.

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Winter Jam tour moves thousands to Christ

March 6 2012 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press

At a recent Winter Jam concert, a girl approached evangelist Nick Hall in response to the message he had just delivered and held out her fist. She wanted to give him a necklace she had been wearing for three years. Attached to the necklace was a razor blade.

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Gay issues threaten domestic violence act

March 6 2012 by Mark Norton, Baptist Press

Enacted into law as landmark legislation, the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 has received bipartisan support every time it has needed reauthorization, but not this year.

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Michael Catt on ‘Courageous,’ success and (possibly) another movie

March 5 2012 by Joni B. Hannigan, Baptist Press

Michael Catt, senior pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga., spoke to the Florida Baptist Witness (FBW) about his church’s new movie “Courageous” during a visit to the Pastors’ Conference at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

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E-quip.net, online learning website, ‘multiplies our efforts’

March 2 2012 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press

A free online learning community is capturing the training provided at many conferences and workshops throughout the Southern Baptist Convention and archiving it to view at any time.

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