A Missouri House committee has passed a bill its proponents believe is sufficient reform of laws governing short-term, small consumer loans — so-called payday loans. But those pushing stronger measures believe the proposed legislation doesn't go far enough.
WASHINGTON (ABP) -- The House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill late Dec. 8 that would offer a path to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants. Faith leaders are mounting a final push to get the measure through the Senate, where it still faces
A United Nations committee has adopted a resolution combating the "vilification of religions," but religious freedom advocates who oppose the measure say support for it continues to diminish.
Rob Cornwell, 44, longtime alumni director at Missouri Baptist University and a former president of the Missouri Baptist Development Council, passed away on July 13. More than 800 MBU faculty, staff, students and alumni celebrated Cornwell's life with his family at a memorial service on
BATON ROUGE, La. (ABP) -- Reversing an earlier vote, Louisiana's House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly May 12 in favor of a bill that would allow concealed handguns to be carried in church.
Blue Springs -- Robert Wayne Dean, a regional vice president for the Missouri Baptist Foundation, passed away at his home Dec. 13. He was 61. Services were conducted Dec. 16 at First Baptist Church, Blue Springs, with a private interment following. Mr. Dean was born