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U.S. official latest to comment on NBA owner’s dismissal of Uyghur genocide

RNS) — Comments from NBA part-owner Chamath Palihapitiya that “nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs” have generated controversy and drawn reactions from U.S. government officials and a media outlet controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. Nury Turkel, an official with the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, is the latest public figure […]

FIRST-PERSON: Look out for these red flags when searching for a pastor

A red flag is a metaphorical warning sign. It signals a potential problem with a particular situation that will require attention to address. Red flags are everywhere. You can spot them in business situations, in relationships, and in emails that claim the sender wants to share their multi-million-dollar inheritance with you!

Russia-Ukraine tension sparks call to prayer

A buildup of Russian troops on the Russia-Ukraine border has drawn all eyes to the two nations and a call for prayer from a former International Mission Board missionary in the region.

Nigeria remains deadliest nation for Christians

NORTHEAST NIGERIA(BP) – Watching Boko Haram behead her Christian father and leave her brother for dead in their Nigerian village has strengthened the faith of Manga, who practices Christianity in the deadliest nation for believers.

Bible Study: Dining with sinners

Jesus was willing to eat with those seen as righteous and with those seen as sinful. But His willingness to fellowship with everyone did not cause Him to compromise His principles.

Proposed conversion therapy ban really isn’t about conversion therapy, critics say

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (BP) – Evangelical leaders say the ambiguous terminology in a city council proposal to ban so-called conversion therapy will implicate counseling centers, churches and even parents wanting to operate and live according to Scripture.

SBC DIGEST: Mandrell addresses Midwest leaders; SBC Pastors’ Conference update

Mandrell urges ‘fierce optimism’ at Midwest summit; SBC Pastors’ Conference January update.

Jacki King reflects on family heritage, connection to Southern Baptist ministry

DALLAS (BP) – Long before leading the women’s ministry at her church and graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Jacki King’s connection to Southern Baptist ministry began deep within her family’s heritage.

SBC DIGEST: Litton addresses Midwest leaders; ERLC explains Boston flag case

Litton salutes Midwest leaders at biennial summit; ERLC Explainer: The Boston flag case.

‘Living inside the cage’: Afghanistan tops Christian persecution list

SANTA ANA, Calif. (BP) – The Christian refugee hopped on one of the last flights out of Afghanistan to save his life and family. Since the Taliban regained rule there, Christians are hunted down and killed.