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NASHVILLE (BP) -- Americans are expected to wager more than $8 billion on this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament. A LifeWay Research survey conducted last fall found if sports gambling does become legal in their state, many pastors are already planning their response.

“I candidly looked around and didn’t recognize what I had become," confessed a Baptist pastor in 2014, active on social media and the blogosphere. "My friends suggested that the over-zealousness of a reckless critic is ultimately no better than error.”

Alabaster — which started as a 2016 Kickstarter campaign — Is trying to better appeal to a millennial aesthetic by re-designing portions of the Bible with original photography and a sleek layout to look like specialty indie magazines such as Kinfolk, Drift and Cereal.

(The Conversation) Church isn’t the only place people go to learn about Jesus. Fifteen years ago, at the beginning of Lent, devout evangelical Christians thronged to theaters to watch a decidedly Catholic film to begin the Lenten season: Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,”

A new book "Dare to Succeed" encompasses numerous principles and personal experiences that retired-founder Joe Greene relayed in leading a Nashville-area CEO Fellowship while in his late 70s and early 80s for several years and continues to convey in radio interviews and speaking engagements.

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow knows that being a good Christian doesn't solve everything. As executive producers of the new film "Run the Race," Tebow and his brother Robby wanted to create the kind of movie — and Christian life — he longed to see instead: one that’s not perfect, but authentic.

Author Peters Enns says the Bible doesn't work well as an owner’s manual that lays out for us what to do or think at every turn. It is holding out to us the invitation to accept the sacred responsibility going forward and working things out.

OKLAHOMA CITY (The Christian Chronicle) — When Phil Brookman preaches, even Alexa listens — and dutifully obeys.

My city, like more than 80 percent of the nation, has recycling bins for what is called single-stream recycling. But if you think that dumping your paper and plastic in a special container and waving bye-bye is all you need to do, you would be wrong.

WASHINGTON (BP) -- National Religious Broadcasters President Jerry Johnson has resigned, NRB announced Feb. 13.