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Lottie Moon film aims for theaters, DVD

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- Charlotte "Lottie" Moon left a privileged life in Virginia in the late 1800s to follow God's call to war-torn China -- and spent the rest of her life there.

Millennial data challenges youth leaders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) --America's Millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000, possess world-changing potential, youth leaders were told during a national conference in Nashville, Tenn.

Joe Gibbs sets forth ‘Game Plan for Life’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Joe Gibbs, a three-time Super Bowl champion coach and owner of a three-time NASCAR champion team, relates to men's innate desire to win.       "What men want to know, everywhere I go, is how they can succeed too," Gibbs writes ...

Embrace Christ, not culture, girls urged

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Vicki Courtney, a bestselling author and mother of three, is making it her mission to encourage girls to lower the decibels of societal noise in their lives and raise the volume of Jesus. Courtney was the featured speaker at the “You and Your Girl” conference sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern […]

Youth workers urged to ‘aim higher’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--"God wants us to aim higher," Derwin Gray, a former NFL player for the Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers, told 400-plus youth workers at a national conference sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

LifeWay releases HCSB Study Bible

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--B&H Publishing Group of LifeWay Christian Resources has announced the release of the HCSB Study Bible, building upon the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation released in 2004.

Women in Denver go ‘Deeper Still’

DENVER (BP)–God’s redemption was the common thread as three Bible teachers from different generations shared their life stories with nearly 5,000 women at a Deeper Still conference in Denver. Kay Arthur, Beth Moore and Priscilla Shirer were the main speakers at the two-day event in June sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources. Arthur, founder of Precept […]

Bible is ‘telling the truth’ about Christ’s birth, scholar says

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The Gospel of John poetically declares, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."       "The Word" refers to the Son, who since eternity past has lived in heaven. The Word for a brief 33 years also "tabernacled" among us.       John explains, "The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth."       During the Christmas season, Christians around the world read the Gospel narrative recounting how Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem where Christ, the Messiah, was born in a humble stable some 2,000 years ago.       Christians accept, by faith, the truths recorded in the birth account. Jeremy Howard, editor of Bibles and reference books for the B&H Publishing Group of LifeWay Christian Resources and Ph.D. graduate from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, points to many reasons Christians can be sure the Christmas story is true.       CHRIST & THE OLD TESTAMENT       The Old Testament contains verses that point directly to Christ's virgin birth, Howard noted.       The strongest evidence comes from Isaiah 7-9: The Immanuel prophecy begins in Isaiah 7:14 when the Lord speaks to Ahaz through Isaiah and says, "Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign; The virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel."

RESOURCE: Women’s prayer network announced, designed to equip, encourage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–PrayerGates.com, an online social networking community to minister to women around the globe, has been launched by the B&H Publishing Group. The name “PrayerGates” is drawn from the Acts 16:13 reference to the city gates where women of Macedonia gathered to pray. “In biblical times the city gates were the gathering place of […]

Young adults’ spirituality explored

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Young adults don’t seem to have a problem with Jesus. In fact, they describe themselves as spiritual. But many of them are looking everywhere for spirituality except the church. Such topics were at the forefront of a “Connect Conference” sponsored by the Threads young adult initiative of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern […]