Faith and Culture

EVOLUTION: LifeWay survey shows pastors are split on earth’s age

January 10 2012 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Pastors overwhelmingly believe that God did not use evolution to create humans and think Adam and Eve were literal people, according to a survey by LifeWay Research.

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Planned Parenthood abortions dip below previous years

January 10 2012 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Planned Parenthood, the country’s leading abortion provider, finally saw a decline in the number of lethal procedures its affiliates performed in a year, according to its latest annual report.

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Tebow answers critics with big playoff win

January 9 2012 by Tim Ellsworth, BP Sports

After three straight losses and speculation from analysts that his days as the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback were near an end, Tim Tebow answered his critics decisively in a 29-23 playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers Jan. 8.

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7 arrested in N.Y. protesting church ban

January 9 2012 by Tiffany Owens, World News Service

Police arrested New York City councilman and pastor Fernando Cabrera, a fellow pastor and five others Jan. 5 on charges of “criminal trespassing.” Their alleged trespass was kneeling and singing two hymns outside the doors of the New York City Law Department.

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N.C. Baptist Foundation helps Baptists invest in Kingdom work

January 4 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor

Making a will is not a priority for most Baptists, said Clay Warf, executive director of the North Carolina Baptist Foundation (NCBF). When it comes to wills, many people often think they don’t have a lot of material resources that would impact others, or they struggle with procrastination.

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Crisis pregnancy care helps mothers choose life for babies

January 3 2012 by Baptist Press

A tiny hand seemed to wave at everyone in the room on a small TV screen inside a watermelon-slice-shaped window. Then a face of the same black-and-white image became visible.

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The prosperity gospel – ‘pagan teaching with a Christian face,’ prof says

December 29 2011 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press

A dangerous “egocentric gospel” that omits Jesus, neglects the cross, and instead promises health and wealth is being promoted by some of America’s most well-known preachers today, and their teachings are readily available on cable TV and in local bookstores.

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Dolly scientist: abandon embryonic stem cell research

December 29 2011 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press

The scientist who led the team that cloned Dolly the sheep has urged fellow researchers to forego embryonic stem cell research – which he says is fraught with practical problems – and pursue more promising types of research.

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Pew: Christianity has become global faith in past century

December 28 2011 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press

Christianity has grown into a global faith in the last century, moving from a predominantly European, North and South American religion to one that is now practiced in large numbers on every continent, particularly Africa and Asia.

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Americans’ view of Southern Baptists studied

December 21 2011 by LifeWay Communications

The majority of Americans have a favorable impression of Southern Baptists, according to a recent LifeWay Research study. However, 40 percent of respondents have an unfavorable view of the denomination; more than a third strongly assume a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) church is not for them; and the negativity is higher among the unchurched.

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