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FIRST-PERSON: Civility is not enough

NASHVILLE (BP) – I visibly cringe every time the word “civility” is used around me. I hate it. On the face of it, “civility” is one of those things that everyone supports – like “patriotism” or “family” or “honor.” But our civility is often limited to whether or not we agree with the other person. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I am repelled by the word “civility” because it aspires to too little. We are called not to mere civility, but beyond civility to kindness. 

Southern Baptists, think carefully about your ways

NASHVILLE (BP) – Since the end of February 2020, I have carried a deep and increasing burden about the following things:

How Republicans’ stances compare with SBC resolutions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) --This year’s Republican National Convention was shorter than usual on official policy statements that align with Southern Baptist Convention resolutions.

Transgender therapy for Dallas boy closer to reality after judge’s ruling

DALLAS (BP) -- A Dallas boy whose father says is content as a boy may face transgender therapy after a district court judge gave the child's mother full conservatorship, according to news reports.

FIRST-PERSON: Space exploration and God

VINCENT, Ala. (BP) -- After 45 years, astronauts landed in the drink again. It was the first ever Gulf of Mexico space capsule landing. The event garnered lots of news coverage.

Franklin Graham announces national prayer march in Washington

WASHINGTON (BP) -- Evangelist Franklin Graham is asking Americans to join him in a Washington prayer march Sept. 26 to plead for God to save the nation from its present distress.

To cope with pandemic, Americans choose TV over the Bible

(AP/RNS) -- When it comes to coping with the stress and uncertainty of a pandemic, most Americans are turning not to God, but to TV. That's just one of the findings of a Pew Research Center survey released Friday (Aug. 7) on how the novel coronavirus pandemic has impacted the worship habits of Americans.

Talk is Cheap—The High Price of Integrity

Pastor James Merritt writes about integrity as the foundation of character.

Missionaries for Life

Agape House is one of thousands of pro-life organizations throughout the country on the front lines of elevating the sanctity of human life.