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Jill Waggoner

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The critical pro-life work of pregnancy resource centers

Pregnancy Care Centers are critical to the pro-life work in the United States, creating safe and loving environments for women facing unplanned pregnancies. Laura Messick is the executive director of Portico, a 35-year-old pregnancy resource center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Portico has been the recipient of two ultrasound machines placed by the ERLC’s Psalm 139 Project. Messick gives us an […]

FIRST-PERSON: An encouragement for caregivers this Christmas

In April of 2021, we found out that my 37-year-old-husband had a tumor in his small intestine that indicated the presence of a very rare cancer. The diagnosis and surgery to remove it took place this year. But he was sick for most of 2020, undergoing tests, scans, and blood work that mostly provided no answers.

FIRST-PERSON: How a military funeral affirmed my beliefs on human dignity

NASHVILLE (BP) – This July my family witnessed the return of my grandmother’s beloved brother, U.S. Marine Capt. Edward Glenn Walker, from an unmarked grave in the South Pacific. 

9/11: Reflections from 3 SBC leaders

NASHVILE (BP) – As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, three Southern Baptists leaders who held significant leadership roles on Sept. 11, 2001, help us remember that infamous day and consider its impact on the Southern Baptist Convention and our world.

FIRST-PERSON: Teaching children about suffering

"Seeing and trusting God's purpose through difficulty is one of the greatest joys and freedoms of the Christian life," Jill Waggoner, a mother of two, writes. "I pray for the day that my children know and embrace this truth in their own hearts."

Immigration ‘Kingdom issue,’ Land says

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)--Immigration is "an important issue that has reached a critical phase," Richard Land told members of the National Hispanic Fellowship of Southern Baptist Churches June 13.

Land: Baptists have religious liberty legacy

CLEVELAND, Ga. (BP)–An individual’s right to religious expression is a “sacred zone” that no other man should breach, Richard Land said March 4 at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga. Addressing the chapel audience at the Georgia Baptist Convention-affiliated school, Land focused on the subject of religious liberty, past and present, which he called “Baptists’ peculiar […]

Going on mission on the Internet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–The printing press, radio, television — with each of these revolutionary inventions, Christians used them to spread the Gospel. Today, believers of the same mind, but different era, are taking the message of Christ to social media such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, podcasts, YouTube, Flickr, MySpace and the like. Facebook alone, which celebrated […]

Tebow’s faith takes center stage

MIAMI (BP)--With "John 3:16" written on top of his eye black, Tim Tebow led his Florida Gators to victory Jan. 8 against the Oklahoma Sooners in a 24-14 win in the BCS National Championship.