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CeCe Winans, Elevation Worship, for KING & COUNTRY top Dove winners

NASHVILLE (BP) – CeCe Winans, Elevation Worship and for KING & COUNTRY were the big winners during the 52nd annual GMA Dove Awards, which aired Friday (Oct. 22).

‘Father of contemporary Christian music’ dies at 94

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Often called the “father of contemporary Christian music,” Ralph Carmichael left his mark on the music industry in seven decades and at least as many genres. Carmichael died Wednesday (Oct. 20) at the age of 94.

Facebook sensation Brenda Gantt debuts book full of recipes, wisdom

ANDALUSIA, Ala. (BP) – When Brenda Gantt was a young bride, her husband’s job placed him on the lookout for an illegal moonshine liquor still in the backwoods of Linden, Ala., where he happened upon a small, isolated cabin. A lone elderly woman invited him and his partner in for lunch.

FIRST PERSON: Three crucial areas of ethical research in technology for the digital public square

Nearly every area of our lives has been technicized or digitized in one way or another during the past century. Technology has ushered in innumerable benefits for humanity, which often overshadow some of the damaging effects of these massive shifts in our daily lives. Smartphones have led to a growing culture of digital addictions and isolation, especially among young people. We see this fact clearly in the recent reports of how Facebook — and by extension, all of social media — has become toxic for teenage girls and for the rest of us as well.

Facebook shutdown leaves churches looking for other options

As the world reacted to a nearly six-hour shutdown of Facebook and Instagram last Monday, Southern Baptist churches who use the platforms are considering how they would respond to a potential future shutdown on a Sunday. 

Southern Gospel hall of fame and museum seeking new home

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (BP) -- The Blackwood Brothers Quartet promoted its 37-passenger, refurbished 1939 Aerocoach bus, air-conditioned with bunk beds and recliners, as providing the “utmost riding comfort.”

‘The Jesus Music,’ documentary aims to offer audiences ‘a rush of hope’

NASHVILLE (BP) – “The Jesus Music,” a new documentary depicting the rise of the contemporary Christian music (CCM) genre, releases in theaters Friday (Oct. 1).

The hope we carry: pastor with cancer walks 100 miles with the cross

SALISBURY, Md. (BP) – The importance of time carries a particular weight for Richard Pope, pastor of Canvas Church. It’s not something to be taken lightly, and not something he has a whole lot of.

ERLC unveils new technology, pro-life initiatives

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission plans cutting-edge work the next 18 months on technology and pro-life issues, trustees of the Southern Baptist entity were told at their annual meeting.

Getty Sing! Worship Conference meant to ‘Reset. Restore. Reunite.’

NASHVILLE (BP) – Several Southern Baptists were among the noteworthy speakers and worship artists at the 2021 Sing! Worship Conference, hosted by hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty.