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North Carolina bakery whips up mission opportunities

WENDELL, N.C. (BP) -- Church bake sales are a common way to raise funds for missions and ministry projects. But Melanie Wallace and Rita Bragg from Hephzibah Baptist Church in Wendell are discovering what happens when a missions fundraiser meets uncommon success.

FIRST-PERSON: Why arguing online rarely works

CARY, N.C. (BP) – Have you ever been tempted to jump into an online comment section and take someone to task? The impulse to argue online is a common experience among internet users, and the amount of time average Americans spend online is only going up. That means the opportunities for digital dust-ups are rising.

Todd Unzicker named nominee for executive director of N.C. Baptists

CARY, N.C. (BP) – The search committee tasked with finding the next executive director-treasurer for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) announced today (March 29) that Todd Unzicker is their recommended candidate.

VP Pence speaks in pro-life event at North Carolina church

RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) – Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a “Life Wins!” pro-life event at Christ Baptist Church on Thursday (Sept. 3). The two-hour event was part of a multi-state tour organized by the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life advocacy group.

EXPLICADOR: Lo que los cristianos deben saber sobre QAnon

WASHINGTON (BP) -- La teoría de conspiración "QAnon" ha estado en los titulares últimamente. Hace unos pocos años era un fenómeno de Internet conocido únicamente por aquellos familiarizados con los tableros de mensajes más rebeldes de la web. Sin embargo, hoy en día hay personas que abiertamente coquetean con el movimiento desde las más altas plataformas políticas del país.

EXPLAINER: What Christians should know about QAnon

The conspiracy theory “QAnon” has been in the headlines lately. A few years ago it was an internet phenomenon known only to those familiar with the web’s most unruly message boards. But today there are people openly flirting with the movement from the country’s highest political platforms.

New details emerge in North Carolina pastor’s death

North Carolina pastor Jayson Rowe died by apparent suicide June 2, according to the Conway Police Department. Law enforcement officers were investigating an allegation of criminal sexual misconduct against Rowe when they received a call about his death

Greear, Islamic leader discuss religious freedom, civility

RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- More than 1,000 attendees gathered for an event Thursday (March 5) at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, N.C., to hear J.D. Greear and Omar Suleiman discuss current issues facing American culture related to Christianity and Islam. Greear serves as pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, N.C., and president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Suleiman is a professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and founder of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research.

Seminary chairwoman: ‘God opens the door’

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Becky Gardner believed she would grow up to be a schoolteacher in Tennessee. But now, as superintendent of an award-winning Christian school in Peoria, Ill., and as a seminary trustee chair, she believes she is right where God wants her to be. "I have the philosophy that if God opens the door, I need to walk through," Gardner told the Biblical Recorder, newsjournal of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

J.D. Greear seeks unity, diversity

DALLAS (BP) -- On the heels of an election many Southern Baptists believe was pivotal, J.D. Greear struck a conciliatory tone in response to questions about whether his presidency signals a sea change. He fielded inquiries on a range of issues during a press conference Tuesday (June 12) at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., was elected SBC president only hours before, receiving more than two-thirds of the vote. Ken Hemphill, former president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and administrator for North Greenville University, was also nominated for the convention's top office.