Faith and Culture

Anabaptists shape Purpose Driven pastor, Southern Baptist churches

February 9 2012 by Benjamin Hawkins, SWBTS Communications

Rick Warren, renowned pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., and author of The Purpose Driven Life, confessed that the 16th-century Anabaptists shaped his Purpose Driven model for the church.

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Giants’ star: God gave me another ‘opportunity’

February 7 2012 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press

For much of the season, Chase Blackburn watched the NFL season the way millions of other fans did – from his couch. He ended the season, however, in the middle of the New York Giants Super Bowl victory celebration.

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Despite backup role, Giants’ Carr is ‘blessed’

February 6 2012 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press

You could forgive David Carr if he happened to be bitter about football. The first overall pick in the 2002 NFL draft by the Houston Texans, Carr seemed headed for NFL success after starring at Fresno State University.

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Komen reverses course, says Planned Parenthood still eligible

February 6 2012 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Susan G. Komen for the Cure revised a policy Feb. 3 that it had recently used in deciding to stop funding for Planned Parenthood, leaving the impression it had reversed itself on future grants to the country’s No. 1 abortion provider.

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Patriots’ Slater a spiritual leader for teammates

February 3 2012 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press

As the son of an NFL Hall of Famer, Matthew Slater of the New England Patriots had some advantages when it came to learning the game of football.

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‘Courageous’ hits No. 1 in nationwide DVD sales

February 3 2012 by Baptist Press

The church-made film “Courageous” is once again surprising the pundits thanks to strong DVD sales that have made it the No. 1-selling DVD nationwide.

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Under pressure, Komen halts funds for Planned Parenthood

February 2 2012 by Tom Strode

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, will no longer give money to affiliates of Planned Parenthood, America’s No. 1 abortion practitioner.

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Unclear if Lifeway decision impacted Komen

February 2 2012 by Baptist Press

LifeWay Christian Resources’ decision to end sales of a special-edition Bible that partly benefited Susan G. Komen for the Cure reportedly came the same month the breast cancer charity revealed it would cut ties with Planned Parenthood, but Thom Rainer can’t say for sure if the two actions are related.

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Polls: N.C. & Minn. marriage amendments lead

February 1 2012 by Baptist Press

A majority of North Carolina voters and a plurality of Minnesota voters favor amending their state constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman, according to two new polls previewing upcoming ballot initiatives.

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2012 could be make or break year for future of gay 'marriage'

January 26 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press

The effort to redefine marriage nationwide could take a critical turn either way this year, with as many as four more states potentially legalizing gay “marriage” or as many as six states possibly voting to protect the traditional definition of marriage.

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