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High court review of Mississippi abortion ban could be ‘generationally significant’

WASHINGTON (BP) – Pro-life advocates gladly welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement Monday (May 17) it would rule on the constitutionality of Mississippi’s ban on abortions of unborn children whose gestational age is more than 15 weeks.

FIRST-PERSON: Life from scratch

On average, there are a dozen eggs in a chicken clutch. Eggs take about 21 days to hatch, and decorating tips incorporating incubators in the kitchen are scarcer than hen’s teeth. I don’t even know myself anymore. And I love it.

Christians face ‘the ultimate win-win scenario,’ Akin tells graduates

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) – Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) celebrated 376 graduates this spring at three in-person graduation ceremonies. The students graduating this semester make up 44 advanced degree students, 267 master’s students, and 65 undergraduate students.

Missionary Jim Flora dies at age 63

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – IMB missionary Jim Flora, who served among the Basotho people of Lesotho in Sub-Saharan Africa, died Friday, May 8, 2021 from cancer. He was 63.

SBC DIGEST: Lifeway commissions camp staff, B&H Español named Publisher of the Year

Lifeway celebrates commissioning of camp employees for new season of ministry; Lifeway and B&H Español named Publisher of the Year.

IMB trustees appoint 68 missionaries, announce new affinity

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – Trustees of the International Mission Board (IMB) approved 68 new fully funded missionaries for appointment during their May 11-12 meeting in Richmond, Va. This is the first in-person meeting trustees have had since Jan. 2020, before restrictions from COVID-19 necessitated virtual meetings. 

Greear announces appointees to 2021 Registration Committee

NASHVILLE (BP) – SBC President J.D. Greear has announced appointees to the 2021 Registration Committee for the SBC Annual Meeting.

Tellers named for 2021 SBC in Nashville

NASHVILLE (BP) – SBC President J.D. Greear has named tellers for the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting, which will be held June 15-16 in Nashville.

Broken people welcome, say The Garage co-pastors

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BP) – Standing alongside other engineers, Radon McKinney knew something was wrong as he watched the Space Shuttle Challenger ascend from the launch pad on Jan. 28, 1986.

California pastor Davidson to be nominated for Pastors’ Conference president

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Greg Davidson, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Vacaville, Calif., will be nominated for president of the 2022 SBC Pastors’ Conference. Bruce Chesser, pastor of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, Tenn., announced his intention to make the nomination in an email to Baptist Press.