Faith and Culture

BSC helps make churches a ‘safe place’

February 22 2019 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

In the wake of a major investigative news report about sex abuse in Southern Baptist churches, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is reassuring congregations across the state that assistance is available to help them protect churchgoers, respond to abuse allegations and minister to survivors.

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Church plant reaches millennials at local cineplex

February 19 2019 by Dave Arden, NAMB

A church plant that meets in one of the theaters in a cineplex may not be big news. Except when a church plant impacts so many millennials that it never plans to leave. Jeremiah Semmler and CityView Church in Phoenix have seen more than 350 people land in their theater seats and connect with the church family.

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Greear: 10 ‘key areas’ for addressing sex abuse

February 18 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff

J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., gave an address to the SBC Executive Committee this evening (Feb. 18) that outlined initial recommendations from the presidential study group on sexual abuse.

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Addressing abuse in the SBC: A proposal

February 15 2019 by Keith Whitfield & Malcolm Yarnell

Earlier this week, the Houston Chronicle published three articles – “Abuse of Faith,” “Read More

NFL veteran and wife make ultrasound gift to New Orleans

February 14 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Southern Baptists celebrated the power of partnership with a veteran National Football League player and his family in dedicating a new ultrasound machine in a New Orleans health center. Benjamin and Kirsten Watson, along with their five children, joined in the dedication of the new addition to the ministry of Baptist Community Health Services (BCHS).

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Facebook expands church plant’s community connections

February 14 2019 by Rebecca Manry, SBC LIFE

Everyone craves connections – a truth that Living Stone Community Church has embraced by using Facebook to minister to their community. Facebook can be an important tool in getting to know neighbors and pointing them to Christ, said Ali Clayton, wife of church planter Whitney Clayton.

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Nevada, United Airlines on 2019 sex exploitation list

February 12 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

The state of Nevada and United Airlines are newcomers to a 2019 watchdog list of the top 12 contributors to sexual exploitation in the U.S. Nevada enslaves women through legalized prostitution and United Airlines has not addressed passenger reports of inflight sexual assault and harassment, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) said …

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Pro-life concerns mount over high court’s Louisiana’s ruling

February 11 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

The U.S. Supreme Court’s latest action in an abortion-related case again has prompted pro-life Americans to wonder whether a majority even exists to protect unborn children and their mothers. In an order issued Feb. 7, the high court blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law to require that an abortion doctor have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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Unborn made in ‘image of God,’ Trump tells nation

February 7 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

President Donald Trump affirmed unborn children as image bearers of God and urged Congress to ban late-term abortions in his second State of the Union speech. Trump called for both parties to work together for the good of the country in his address Feb. 5 to a joint session of Congress and a national television audience.

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Mississippi latest state to consider heartbeat abortion ban

February 7 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Mississippi is the latest state this legislative season to consider banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, possibly establishing legal challenges to reach a U.S. Supreme Court considered more conservative. Mississippi House and Senate bills passed legislative committees Feb. 5 and are headed to the chamber floors for consideration, the Associated Press (AP) reported …

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