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Bellevue, Southern Baptists pray for Gaines as he battles cancer

MEMPHIS (BP) – Members of one of the most well-known Southern Baptist churches are focusing their prayer efforts on their pastor this Sunday (Dec. 3). Bellevue Baptist will be lifting up Steve Gaines as he battles kidney cancer. 

First Lady Rosalynn Carter dies at 96

ATLANTA (BP) – Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter passed away Sunday afternoon (Nov. 19) at the family’s home in Plains, Ga., the Carter Center announced Sunday. She was 96.

EC to review legal strategy, forms work study group

NASHVILLE (BP) – The SBC Executive Committee met in a special called executive session on Thursday afternoon (Nov. 16). The group took steps to create a work study group to review the EC's and SBC’s “long-term legal strategy."

FIRST-PERSON: Giving thanks is just beginning

When the world rocks back and forth from disaster to war to tragedy, people tend to think about the end times, and I am one of them. Christians yearn for Jesus to return and set the world right, bringing deliverance to some and justice[MOU1]  to others.

Southern Baptist Mike Johnson elected speaker of U.S. House

WASHINGTON – The newly elected speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is a Southern Baptist who has served as a trustee of the SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) was elected to the speakership on Wednesday.

5 ways to pray for the Middle East

The intense conflict in the Middle East is a reason for Christians to pray. Thousands of people have been killed since Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7.

5 maneras de orar el conflicto del Medio Oriente

El intenso conflicto en Medio Oriente es motivo de oración para los cristianos. Miles de personas han muerto desde que Hamás atacó Israel el 7 de Octubre.

Pres. Biden calls for $100 billion to stop aggressors, secure borders

WASHINGTON (BP) – President Biden is asking Congress for an aid package to send more than $100 billion to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan as they battle aggressors and to help strengthen security at U.S. borders. Biden addressed the nation in a primetime speech from the Oval Office on Thursday night and released details of his request on Friday.

SBC Cooperation Group to survey Southern Baptist churches

NASHVILLE (BP) – The SBC’s Cooperation Group is asking Southern Baptist churches to complete a survey to provide key information for their research. The group is working to present a report to messengers next June at the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis that could reassert or more closely define what it means for a church to be in friendly cooperation with the SBC, SBC President Bart Barber has said.

Evangelical Statement in Support of Israel condemns attacks, calls for prayer and action

NASHVILLE (BP) – A statement has been released by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission called the Evangelical Statement in Support of Israel condemning the attacks on Israel, calling on Christians to pray for Israelis and Palestinians and urging policymakers to use their power to protect innocent life in the Middle East. The statement bears the signatures of dozens of pastors, SBC entity and state convention leaders and leaders of various Christian organizations.