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Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on.

Children’s Missions Day, an annual missions emphasis promoted by Woman’s Missionary Union, has the potential to generate missions projects that reach far beyond a single day.

You don’t always need classes run by Zen masters to discover quiet reflection. Reading the right books at the right times in my life has always provided essential solace and guidance.

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Baptist

Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief workers are poised and prepared to begin working in flood-ravaged southeastern Kentucky.

A search committee made up of representatives of both the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the CBF Foundation has selected a nonprofit executive, fundraiser and leader in CBF life to fill a joint position of Foundation President and Chief Legacy Gifts Officer for CBF.

Children’s Missions Day, an annual missions emphasis promoted by Woman’s Missionary Union, has the potential to generate missions projects that reach far beyond a single day.

Nation

Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar may have come in third in the New Hampshire Democratic primary on Tuesday (Feb. 11), but the Minnesota native managed to best her competitors among at least one group: voters who regularly attend religious services.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a state where betting on the Kentucky Derby is seen as a rite of passage, efforts to legalize wagering on other sports have barely gotten out of the starting gate.

World

Restrictions and dwindling crowds in religiously diverse places of worship underscore the extent of the scare over the coronavirus outbreak that has permeated many aspects of life in the hard-hit Asian region, where more than 1,500 have already died.

Nearly half of the world (44%) is now considered obese or overweight, and 4 million deaths each year are attributed to obesity, according to a World Bank report published Feb. 6.

If you share the Gospel with a Japanese person, there is a 99 percent chance this would be the first time they've ever heard the message. With that statistic, Japanese people can be classified as an unreached people group as the 2020 Summer Olympics approach.

Faith & Culture

For the past 25 years, the number of Americans claiming no religion has steadily ballooned as more and more people quit church, synagogue or mosque and openly acknowledged being a  “none.” But that growth may be leveling off.

(RNS) — What's on pastors' minds? It may not be what you think, according to a report released last week by Barna Group.

(RNS) — Franklin Graham said he will seek out alternative venues for a United Kingdom tour this spring after all eight venues reneged on plans to host the evangelist, saying his views on homosexuality are incompatible with the values of the British people.

Media & Entertainment

You don’t always need classes run by Zen masters to discover quiet reflection. Reading the right books at the right times in my life has always provided essential solace and guidance.

Barbie has always filled the role that we now know as an Instagram influencer. Last week, Mattel announced a new iteration, “Self-Care Barbie.”

“I have learned it is not all about the game," says former SEMO Redhawk Zach Hall. "The game is a blessing itself. There is so much more I can do outside of football that can affect others and the community,”

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Editorials

Daniel knew the danger of refusing an order from the king. But Daniel knew he must do what's right, regardless of the social pressures or the political consequences. 

On a recent road trip, I listened to Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis. I’d heard the lead character, Elmer Gantry, used as an insult about fraudulent clergy, Soon I heard something that almost caused me to swerve off the highway.

The leader stood condemned. He had acted unlawfully. He had tried to undermine the government. He had been caught. The testimony was clear, the evidence overwhelming. The only thing left was to offer punishment. But the politician bringing the verdict

Other Opinions

One hundred years ago on January 17, 1920, the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. That amendment established the prohibition of “intoxicating liquors” in the nation—and initiated thirteen years of national turmoil.

For many preachers, it can be a challenge to preach each Sunday from the Common Lectionary rather than simply use their favorite passages of the Bible. I had to wonder what conservative preachers did with last Sunday’s reading from the Prophet Isaiah.

Commentary

Everything in life is not easy, beautiful, or positive. We prefer to blame fate when life is ugly, but more often than not events are the result of our choices and we can usually talk ourselves into thinking our choices

“Why doesn't God do miracles today like when Moses was having a hard time? Wouldn't it be better for everybody if God just smashed all those evil commies and murderers?” Those words were asked by a questioning fifth grader

Is there a point in time when God is finished with a you? If you answer “yes,” you don't understand the meaning of God's grace.