Benedict, the ‘other pope,’ dies at 95, leaving behind a unique and complex legacy
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who will be remembered for being the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to resign in 600 years, died on Saturday (Dec. 31) at his home at the Vatican.
2022 YEAR IN REVIEW: SBC Executive Committee
NASHVILLE (BP)—Heading into 2022, then SBC Executive Committee chairman Rolland Slade knew it would be a challenging year for the entity. Just before the end of 2021, EC president Ronnie Floyd and executive vice president Greg Addison had resigned from their positions, nearly 20 board members had done the same, and the entity was undergoing a third-party investigation into claims it had mishandled reports of sexual abuse.
Buffalo churches react to deadly snowstorm
BUFFALO, NY (BP) — A historic snowstorm that dumped over four feet of snow and brought at least 31 area deaths has left residents and churches acting to respond as best they can.
Roe reversal, election of leader highlight ERLC’s year
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The long-sought-for reversal of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion and the election of its new president highlighted 2022 for the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
FIRST-PERSON: Weighty questions
"Who do you think you are?" It's a question, that, for some reason, I've been asking myself n recent days.
BAPTIST PRESS: Most significant stories of 2022
NASHVILLE (BP) – 2022 saw the most troop activity in Europe since World War 2 as well as a major victory for pro-life warriors in the U.S. A year of historic giving in the SBC was also a year of major natural disasters and the ongoing challenge of confronting sexual abuse. Here’s what we saw as the most important stories of the year.
Bible Study: Jesus our only way home
Jesus came to end sinful humanity’s exile from Him, bring His people home, and restore our freedom to worship God in spirit and in truth.
BAPTIST PRESS: Our favorite stories from 2022
NASHVILLE (BP) – The thought of baking enough cakes to equal one’s age plus 100 plus one would be daunting for anybody. But Parnell Suttle was 95! Still, though, in 2021 she baked 196 cakes that were distributed to friends and special events throughout the small town of Portland, Tenn. Her cakes were just part of the reason the First Baptist Portland member was named the town’s “Citizen of the Year” in February. Suttle was one of our favorite stories from 2022. Other favorite stories include beautiful salvations, superstars finding restoration, an SBC resolution offering healing to Native Americans and a missionary-slash-basketball coaching legend. Here are a few more.