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Hardage to retire from BGCT

DALLAS (BP) – David Hardage, executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT), has announced plans to retire following more than 10 years of service.

‘Unapologetically pro-life’: Southern Baptists’ rocky road to Roe’s reversal

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (BP) – Michael Hamlet’s first sermon as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of North Spartanburg 38 years ago was on the sanctity of human life.

FIRST-PERSON: A turning point for the pro-life movement

For 50 years, Christians, pro-life activists and many others have worked tirelessly to get to this moment. Their commitment to human dignity and justice has achieved the most significant victory in the history of the pro-life movement. Each and every single person who has been part of this effort can and should rejoice.

SBC leaders react to historic decision overturning Roe v. Wade

NASHVILLE (BP) – Southern Baptist leaders are responding to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Reactions range from jubilation to resolve to protect life on a state level.

SBC DIGEST: Ben Burnett named William Carey president; JJ Washington to join NAMB

Ben Burnett named William Carey University president; JJ Washington to join NAMB evangelism team

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday's outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

How to help children have a healthy body image

Editor’s note: Authors Justin and Lindsey Holcomb recently released God Made Me in His Image: Helping Children Appreciate Their Bodies (New Growth Press, 2022). This picture book helps even young children (ages 3-8) learn a Christian perspective on body image. Below, the Holcombs discuss the book and the realities of children and body image with pastor and children’s author Champ Thornton.

Bible Study: Comprehending God’s love for us

Following the apostle Paul’s lead, author and pastor Alistair Begg urges us to pray that we “may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God's love.”

Southern Baptist influencers forecast SBC’s future on CP Stage panel

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – Several Southern Baptist pastors and leaders highlighted the need for repentance and unity during a CP Stage panel forecasting the future of the SBC during last week’s SBC annual meeting.

North Carolina church outreach helps others ramp up to something bigger

DENVER, N.C. (BP) – It’s gaining a reputation as one of the best indoor BMX/skate parks in the country. But those checking out The Hangar near Denver Baptist Church get a dose of something larger than big air.