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Christian sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy against Islam

LAHORE, Pakistan (BP) – As a result of strict Islamic blasphemy laws, Asif Pervaiz, a 37-year-old Christian man, was sentenced to further jail time, a large fine, and death because of allegations that he insulted the Islamic prophet Muhammad via text messages to coworker Muhammad Saeed Khokher, The Associated Press reported.

9/11 spurred ‘unity of prayer,’ Ground Zero chaplain says

NEW YORK (BP) – Even months after the towers fell, the debris remained. Don Pierson saw it everywhere – in the city streets and the subways. And as the dust lingered, so did the hurt, anger and fear.

Chaplain walks through mental health hardships with first responders

STAMFORD, Conn. (BP) – Chaplain John Revell says first responders and police have "a front row seat to depravity."

California churches responding to needs during wildfires

OAKHURST, Calif. (BP) – The smoke surrounding Greg Kilgore's house is so thick he cannot even see the surrounding hills.

Pandemic prompts churches to consider permanent changes

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Every church has adjusted some aspects of ministry since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic. But even as the effects of COVID-19 continue to press into the modern landscape of the evangelical church, some congregations are already turning from the question of how to shift from the current moment toward changes for the long-term future.

Kenosha churches pray for justice, mercy amid downtown rioting

KENOSHA, Wis. (BP) -- Wrecked by rioting and unrest following the shooting of Jacob Blake by police, the city of Kenosha is in desperate need of rebuilding, said Rich Villarreal, discipleship and teaching pastor of Redeemer Parkside church, located near downtown Kenosha.

Chris Tomlin’s latest album features heart, faith of country artists

NASHVILLE (BP) – It's easy to make judgments about public figures, according to Chris Tomlin, the award-winning Christian artist.

State conventions work together to offer one-day women’s training event

COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP) -- In light of COVID-19, many Baptist state conventions have canceled onsite women's training events. But seven conventions have joined together to develop a virtual event this fall to provide encouragement and training for women in ministry.

Kansas City pastor getting ‘to the heart of the matter’ of crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) – Like a lot of cities, Kansas City has seen a dramatic increase in violent crime this year. And at least one pastor is looking to do something about it.

Debido a las restricciones de la COVID-19, los fideicomisarios de la CBS se reunirán principalmente a través del internet

NASHVILLE (BP) – Las reuniones programadas para el Comité Ejecutivo de la Comisión Bautista del Sur en Nashville del 21 al 22 de septiembre se han cancelado y remplazado con una junta especial que se realizará a través del internet el 22 de septiembre.