Faith and Culture

Bill to protect abortion survivors dies in Senate

February 27 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

The Senate again has rejected legislation to require health care for a child born alive during an abortion, leaving most Democratic members vulnerable to charges of supporting infanticide. In a roll call Feb. 25, senators voted 53-44 to bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the floor for a vote on final passage.

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New HHS pro-life rule applauded

February 26 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Donald Trump’s administration’s new rule to eradicate family planning funds for Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or promote abortions received high marks from pro-life leaders. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final regulation Feb. 24 that bars the use of Title X money “to perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion …

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Business exec started his company with an open Bible

February 26 2019 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press

When Joe Greene opens his Bible, wisdom rises from years of underlining with a pen and highlighting with yellow and green markers. Through its well-worn pages, God’s Spirit shaped not only Greene’s faith but also his calling and acumen as a corporate executive. “I honestly did not know all the things in the Bible about business …

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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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