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A senior season to remember: Dad gives radio call of son’s road to state title game

CENTRE, Ala. (BP) – Cade Hopper was certain he wanted to be quarterback for the Cherokee County High Warriors before he was certain about Jesus.

FIRST-PERSON: The God who came inspires the missionaries who go

The Son of God took on flesh and was born in a manger. One of the worst things that can happen to us is that the good news of Christmas Day becomes routine. Maybe this happens because we’ve allowed our daily pace and to-do lists to drown out our sense of wonder. Perhaps trials and tragedy have rendered hollow the voices spreading Christmas cheer.

Theological schools adapt to meet changing demands

WASHINGTON (RNS) -- Professional degrees are gaining traction at theological schools across the United States and Canada, while the traditional ministerial degree—the Master of Divinity—is faltering, according to new data.

Churches crucial in Baptist ministry to college students

When new students arrive at the University of Florida each fall, Eddie Gilley and student leaders from Baptist Collegiate Ministries are eager to help them get plugged into a local church as soon as possible.

160 years in the making: Lost Spurgeon sermons project completed this fall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) – While working on his Ph.D. in London in the early 2010s, church historian Christian George had no idea he was about to stumble upon a goldmine of academic and spiritual material, let alone that it would all end up at a Baptist seminary in Kansas City. It was a cold January […]

WEEK OF PRAYER: God’s healing among refugees

Olga wanted to go to church for years, but her husband forbade it. He didn’t believe in God and didn’t want his family dabbling in a faith he understood to be false.

North Carolina Baptists help residents after attack on power grid

PINEHURST, N.C.(BP) – “Merry Christmas. God bless you,” an area resident said Dec. 6 as she left First Baptist Church of Pinehurst days after someone attacked the Moore County public power grid and put more than 100,000 people in the dark.

FIRST-PERSON: How should we address God in prayer?

We hear people praying, “O God, do this … and God, do that  …please God. …”

Ministry helps parents of prodigals ‘realize they’re not alone’

MARIETTA, Ga. (BP) – Only three couples were entrusted to be praying for John and Fair Brocard on the night they risked everything to save their family.

Amy Grant, ‘queen of Christian pop,’ feted at Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON, D.C. (RNS) – The Kennedy Center Honors, on its 45th occasion, recognized singer and songwriter Amy Grant, marking the first time the top cultural distinction was given to a contemporary Christian musician.