What will be the effects of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump in December 2017 on charitable giving? There is uncertainty about its impact.
The first major program of Central Seminary's new Buttry Center for Peace and Nonviolence brought together about 40 people from seven nations for an intensive training on conflict transformation.
By Bridget Lipin, American Baptist News Service|
September 17, 2018
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS)—The American Baptist Churches of the Central Region called the Rev. Dr. Gregg Hemmen to serve as its next Executive Minister at a meeting of the region’s Board of Directors on Saturday, September 8.
By Brian Blackwell, Baptist Message|
September 17, 2018
HOUMA, La. (BP) -- NASA's Clifton Arnold is a rocket scientist with a successful formula for church planting.
"You get them in the door with music, you keep them in the house with teaching," Arnold, who planted Kingdom Life Fellowship in Houma, La., in 2016, told the Baptist Message. "People go to churches where they like their worship style and their teaching is solid."
(RNS) — As a teenager, J. Nicole Morgan was fond of her reflection in the mirror. She liked her eyes and her smile. But then she looked at her arms and stomach and reminded herself that she was not pretty and could not possibly be the person God made her to be.
By Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service|
September 13, 2018
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — On top of all the state and federal disaster relief groups readying for Hurricane Florence as it barrels toward North and South Carolina are a group of expert helpers: the faith teams.
By Brandon Elrod, North American Mission Board|
September 12, 2018
CARY, N.C. (BP) -- Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers are on alert as Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm currently in the Atlantic Ocean, is reportedly expected to make landfall on the Carolina coast late Thursday or Friday morning.
By Sharon Mager, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware|
September 11, 2018
BOWIE, Md. (BP) -- The Nicaraguan woman was surprised to see the visitors -- Americans, who were kind, bringing soft words, praying for her and her family. They also gave her a Bible, and visited her bedridden son. She watched with a smile as the boy looked up at the visitors, and they gave him a blow-up soccer ball.
James is a book about necessities. Our modern bookshelves are crowded with books about money management and investments, career success, strategic planning, beauty secrets and diets and exercise programs promising health and longevity. But what about the inner person, the spiritual, the connection with God?