ATLANTA (ABP) -- The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has collected more than $1.1 million for earthquake relief in Haiti, the Atlanta-based organization reported April 13.
VENTURA, Calif. — Nearly four of every 10 "unchurched" Americans avoid worship because of negative past experiences in churches or with church people, according to new research by The Barna Group.
WASHINGTON (ABP) -- With the Supreme Court’s oldest and longest-serving member announcing his long-rumored retirement April 9, advocates for strong church-state separation urged that Justice John Paul Stevens’ replacement be as devoted to preventing government establishment of religion as the retiring
Hard work, thrift and philanthropy seem counter-cultural in a time and place where debt is pervasive, with individuals, families, companies and even the government borrowing increasing amounts of money. A growing number of American Christians—and even some secular groups—are beginning to believe John Wesley had
Payday loan outlets have grown like kudzu in recent years. Texas has more payday lender outlets—about 3,000—than it has McDonald’s and Whataburger restaurants combined.
Status in society can influence how people read and interpret the Bible—and often how they will act on it, according to some Christian leaders.
Christians in the developing nations read Scripture differently than their brothers and sister in the affluent West, according to missiologist Caleb Oladipo.
ARLINGTON, Texas (ABP) -- A prominent African-American Baptist pastor says the Southern Baptist Convention has not kept a promise made in 1995 to "eradicate racism in all its forms from Southern Baptist life and ministry."
FRANKLIN, Ind. (ABP) -- A former Southern Baptist pastor in central Indiana has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for molesting a 15-year-old church member in a relationship that began with him counseling the girl because she was not getting along with her mother.