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Nashville grieves shooting at Christian school

NASHVILLE (BP) – Southern Baptists are among those in the Nashville community grieving after a mass shooting at Covenant School, a pre-K through sixth grade private Christian school in the Green Hills neighborhood, left three students and three staff members dead.

BCM/D executive director fights for abuse prevention for those with disabilities

DAGSBORO, Delaware (BP) – For Tom Stolle, the executive director and chief financial officer for the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware (BCM/D), advocating for protection of the vulnerable is deeply personal.

119 college, university students among many being saved in Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (BP) – Georgia is seeing revival on college and university campuses where 119 students have made salvation decisions since early January.

Proposed rule will erode students’ religious liberty, ERLC says

WASHINGTON (BP) – A proposed rule by the Department of Education would greatly reduce the religious freedom of college students, the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission told the federal agency.

SBC leaders address NAAF, Send Network gathering

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Enhanced collaboration in spreading the Gospel was a key focus as national and regional Southern Baptist leaders gathered March 22 at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Track bans transgender athletes, tightens rules for Semenya

Track and field banned transgender athletes from international competition Thursday (March 23), while adopting new regulations that could keep Caster Semenya and other athletes with differences in sex development from competing.

50 years after Vietnam War’s end, churches can help honor, heal, veteran says

CLINTON, Miss. (BP) – It was the most controversial point of the most controversial time in post-Civil War America. And as the country marks 50 years since the Vietnam War’s conclusion, churches can be a part of honoring those who served.

SBC DIGEST: Chitwood on ‘Road to New Orleans’; Kidnapped American Christian worker freed

Chitwood, Howe discuss IMB’s banner year in ‘Road to New Orleans’ installment; Kidnapped Christian aid worker Woodke freed after six years in Niger.

Churches viewed favorably nationally, Barna Cities research shows

NASHVILLE (BP) – More than 75 percent of adults have a positive view of the church in Nashville, in the center of one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. A prevailing positive perception of the church is common in research the Barna Group has unveiled.

Former Russian Baptist leader prays for Ukrainian resolve

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – A former Russian Baptist union leader, speaking from Moscow, voiced an apology for his countrymen who are “participants in this crime against Ukraine.”