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Christians in Sudan may face Sharia law as oppression overtakes Sahel

KHARTOUM, Sudan (BP) – A return to Sharia Law might be in store for Sudan as civil war nears its 10th month there, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said in its latest Fact Sheet on the Sahel Region of Africa.

Israel, Hamas agree to extend truce for two more days, free more hostages and prisoners

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel and Hamas agreed to extend their cease-fire for two more days past Monday (Nov. 27), the Qatari government said, raising the prospect of a longer halt to their deadliest and most destructive war and further exchanges of militant-held hostages for Palestinians imprisoned by Israel.

Southern Baptists have host of Giving Tuesday opportunities

NASHVILLE (BP) – Many Southern Baptist entities are offering opportunities to give to specific projects, missions and ministry efforts on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 18.

How to preach on prayer (part 1)

“Lord, teach us to pray.” That appeal, in itself, is one of the greatest prayer requests in the New Testament (Luke 11:1). The request is also a powerful reminder that prayer can be taught. Preaching on prayer, therefore, is a practice which follows in the ministerial footsteps of the Lord, who frequently preached on prayer (Matthew6:6-15;Mark 11:24-26; Luke 11:9-13; John 14:13-14; etc.). 

STATE MEETINGS: Illinois; New England

‘For the Pastor’: New ministry unveiled at IBSA Annual Meeting; Gospel compels us to help immigrant neighbors, Dorsett tells New England Baptists.

‘International member care’ helps churches stay connected to missionaries

HELEN, Ga. (BP) — Missionaries are rightly celebrated and honored prior to leaving for the field. However, the challenges of settling into their ministry assignment and cultivating ongoing effectiveness can be overlooked by churches.

SBC EC search team making progress in search for next president/CEO

NASHVILLE (BP) – The team searching for the next leader of the SBC Executive Committee said it has moved into what it calls an investigation phase, according to a press release from the group.

FIRST-PERSON: Thankful for the Cooperative Program

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Growing up, I loved Thanksgiving primarily because of family, feasting, fall weather, and football. In adulthood, I still love all those things. But in middle age, I’ve come to appreciate the meaning of Thanksgiving increasingly with every passing year.

The life-saving legacy of the Psalm 139 Project

A powerful, though often overlooked method for helping protect preborn life is to provide a woman in an unplanned pregnancy a “window” into the world of the child she is carrying.