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VBS attendees donate 2,500 books for Read Georgia initiative

BUFORD, Ga. – Statistics show the future can be dire for disadvantaged children who grow up without books in their homes.

Mississippi’s ‘In God We Trust’ license plate draws atheist lawsuit

(RNS) – Atheist and humanist groups are suing Mississippi over the state's "In God We Trust" license plate, calling it unconstitutional and seeking alternatives that don't require additional fees for Mississippi drivers.

Bible Study: In our pain, the Lord will provide

Abraham proclaimed "Jehovah-Jireh," the Lord will provide, when God sent a ram to stand in place of Isaac as a sacrifice. Perhaps you have a personal Jehovah-Jireh moment.

SEBTS prison ministry program bears fruit as graduation nears

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- A single bar of soap was all he needed to survive. Either give a fellow incarcerated person a single bar of soap to square a debt behind prison walls, or suffer the violent repercussions his creditor threatened.

VBS ‘primed and ready’ to begin post-COVID era

NASHVILLE (BP) – As COVID-19 fears ease, Vacation Bible School leaders are especially delighted, as well as thousands of children who will receive spiritual nurture through music-sparked worship, Bible studies, activities, games and crafts.

FIRST-PERSON: A prayer guide for Uyghurs

Life for Muslims in the province of Xinjiang in Northwest China has changed drastically over the past four years, and the transformation has been heartrending.

Seminaries celebrate God’s blessings, honor alumni at SBC luncheons

NASHVILLE (BP) – The six Southern Baptist seminaries hosted luncheons for both alumni and friends during the lunch break Wednesday, June 16, -- the second day of the two-day 2021 SBC Annual Meeting. Seminary presidents addressed the crowds with updates from their respective schools, recognized distinguished alumni and welcomed guests.

Scripture-engaged Americans more hopeful and forgiving, study says

WASHINGTON (BP) – Americans who most often turn to Scripture are more hopeful and forgiving but still suffer stress and trauma, the American Bible Society said in the latest release from its 2021 State of the Bible report.

Nashville native ministers to refugees next door and abroad

NASHVILLE (BP) – Meeting a refugee at a community center helped set the trajectory on which Evie Tucker* finds herself today, working among Middle Eastern refugees in a community center overseas.  

VISION STAGE: Advancing the vision

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Vision Stage in the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting exhibit hall saw approximately two dozen different panels over three days discuss topics ranging from the sending missionaries to leading a church in a post-pandemic world – all with a focus on the Great Commission.