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Churches turning to ‘online pastors’ to foster community during pandemic

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Since Long Hollow Baptist Church began experiencing what Pastor Robby Gallaty calls “a genuine move of God” last month, some 283 people have travelled to its Tennessee campus from all over the country to be baptized.

Fight for sanctity of human life robust on 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON (BP) – On the 48th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling today (Jan. 22), Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore is committed to advancing the sanctity of human life despite the pro-choice agenda of newly inaugurated President Joe Biden.

ERLC: Biden’s initial executive orders a mixed bag

WASHINGTON (BP) – President Joe Biden’s actions on his first day in the White House produced both praise and objection from the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

Senate confirms Biden’s first cabinet pick, shifts to Democratic control

WASHINGTON (AP) – Three new senators were sworn into office Wednesday (Jan. 20) after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats.

Biden urges end to ‘uncivil war;’ SBC leaders call for prayer

WASHINGTON (BP) – Joe Biden called for Americans to end an “uncivil war” and unite after he was sworn in Wednesday (Jan. 20) as the 46th president of the United States.

Sanctity of Human Life declaration one of Trump’s final acts as president

WASHINGTON (BP) – In one of its final acts before the swearing in of a new president, the Trump White House issued a proclamation Monday (Jan. 18) declaring Jan. 22 as National Sanctity of Human Life Day.

Political insights into Black churches revealed in Barna study

VENTURA, Calif. (BP) – The sense of political powerlessness Black Christians expressed in a new Barna research study is a factor in how pastors steer their congregations toward political engagement, two pastors told Baptist Press.

FIRST-PERSON: How to pray for President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Congress

NASHVILLE (BP) – As Christians, we have a responsibility to pray for the leaders of our nation. Regardless of the president's political party or positions on various issues, I have been faithful to pray for each president and vice president for decades. Our first and highest allegiance is always to the lordship of Jesus Christ and then to the words He gives us in the Bible, the Word of the living God, regarding how to live.

ERLC commends genocide label for China’s atrocities

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission commended the United States declaration on the Trump administration’s last full day that China has committed genocide against Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic and religious minorities.

Abortions practically nonexistent in Missouri

NASHVILLE (BP) – As it appears Missouri has become the first state since the Roe v. Wade decision to virtually eliminate abortions, Baptists are celebrating while preparing for more battles ahead.