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Kentucky's new 'informed-consent' rule requires face-to-face or video consultations

As soon as it arrived in his office, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed a bill Feb. 2 amending the state's informed consent law to give women patients and doctors the option of consulting in person or by video conferencing.


Lack of support reason many pastors leave pastorate

No sabbatical. No help with counseling. No clear picture of what's expected. In a new study, hundreds of former senior pastors say these were the crucial elements missing from the final churches they led before quitting the pastorate.


SBC entities to court: Mandate violates religious liberty

The Obama administration's abortion/contraception mandate forces Christians to violate either their religious beliefs or the government's rules, Southern Baptist entities have told the U.S. Supreme Court.


GuideStone tax guide being released in 2 phases

GuideStone Financial Resources' tax guide for churches and ministers is being released in two phases for 2016, the Southern Baptist entity announced Jan. 19.


MK scholarships receive boost from WMU

The Woman's Missionary Union Foundation will grant a greater number of college scholarships to missionary kids (MKs) this year, thanks to two estate gifts totaling $65,000. The foundation recently received the gifts and will add them to the endowments that support MK scholarships.


Cause for parental concern: Monthly porn exposure the norm for teens

Half of teenagers and nearly three-quarters of young adults come across pornography at least monthly, and both groups on average consider viewing pornographic images less immoral than failing to recycle.


Mountains to the Mississippi

Church happenings from around the Bluegrass.


29 years of service

Our staff gives of themselves sacrificially and pours into the lives of our young people. We have staff members in their first year of service, and we have staff members who have been here more than 30 years. Serving in our ministry is most definitely a calling.


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EDITORIAL: Unanswered questions and communication woes


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CLEAR CREEK: Student serves as NAMB summer missionary


FIRST PERSON: Babies' lives matter


Pastor retires after 23 years at same church


Spotlight talented kids, submit auditions for All-State Children's Choir


Adoption picture of salvation, parents say


Homosexual activist group targets Southern Baptist colleges & universities


Abedini released from Iranian prison


Temporary sanctuary brings church closer


In wake of missionaries leaving field, churches double, triple former LMCO goals


London's youth center gives teens support needed to survive


Sharing His message


January prayer focus: 'In All Things Pray'


Setting some New Year's goals


CLEAR CREEK: Students go on mission during break


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Putting feet to faith: Hawkins' 'James Code'


Iranian pastor Fathi freed from prison


Alabama chief justice defies Supreme Court ruling, forbids clerks to issue licenses


Pre-teen girls raise $1,000-plus for missions


Star Wars & Christians: Old, new analyses awaken


Handling money: 3 key words


FIRST PERSON: Staying spiritually hungry in 2016


CHITWOOD: Avoiding 'Vision Leak'


FIRST PERSON: Is gun control a Christian issue?


Muslims protect Christians in terrorist attack


IMB announces final phase of organizational reset


BP's most-read stories of 2015


Jones to join SBTS faculty as counseling prof


Byrdwell receives honorary doctorate of public service


Lynn Association calls John Smith


Epoch changing lives through fitness & spiritual wellness


Electing African-American president, standing against gay marriage, hiring lobbyist & chaplain top Ky. headlines


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God ranks high in New Year's resolutions


Article Archive

Baptist Press (BPNews)

Carolina Panther finds identity outside spotlight


Bay area's big need for new churches


LifeWay celebrates Thom Rainer's 10th anniversary


Campus outreach in 'emerging regions': 'less is more'


Michigan campus team grateful for core group of 11


Indonesia's religions and the 'Gospel truth'


FIRST-PERSON: A tale of 2 fathers

 

Kentucky Press News Service

Rand Paul nothing like the old man


Friends, family attend funeral for Jill Conley


Now a cancer survivor, Shelby Hilton returns to UK


Grand jury brings fresh scrutiny to Alison Grimes? campaigns


Restaurant deal raises questions of fairness


Alliance announces layoffs at mines across region


Investigators getting little cooperation in shooting probe


Son indicted in slaying


What will fill space at old bluegrass museum?


Farmers eye hemp pilot program amid staggered grain market


Parts of Kentucky may see snow flurries on Monday


Man arrested in rape was foster parent, youth leader


Federal transportation act gives solid funding for state projects


Ky. leading the way in Medicaid expansion compared to neighboring states


Skaggs, KY Thunder announce Expo Center date for June


KSP: Floyd man had $4K in counterfeit bills in possession


Facebook shuts down, then restores social media feed of Nelson business


SOAR executive board, Rogers welcome governor as co-chair


U of L?s self-imposed postseason ban hints major violations were found


Man arrested in rape was foster parent, youth leader


Twentysomething and running for something


Manhattan Harbour plans shrink


Logan County man pleads not guilty in death of sister-in-law


Budget 'a long process'


County is asked to abandon lake as water source


Officer rescues local teen from creek


Magoffin man wanted in hit and run case


More defendants possible in vote-buying case


Ky. Senate passes 'religious freedom' bill


Overdoses killed nearly 500 in East Ky. since 2011

 

Baptist News Global

Faith forged in crisis helps hospital chaplain ‘model calm’ in emergencies


Seminary’s evangelistic aim at men includes gun giveaways


Baptists take sides in Texas abortion case


It takes a village to assist woman through adoption decision


LifeWay announces new headquarters site


Baptist group urges Tyson Foods to address water quality


Georgia Baptist leaders back ‘religious freedom’ bill


Jacksonville latest city to grapple with human rights ordinance


Seminary head says new governor boosting anti-abortion cause in Kentucky


Missional focus will assuage congregations’ fears, ministers say


Baptist journalists want answers about IMB layoffs


FBC Huntsville announces pastor nominee


Former congressman heads Feed the Children


Arguments set for religious challenge to Obamacare


Youth emerges from foster care to build life, help others


Florida pastor named president of Northern Seminary


Former Glorieta homeowners get legal aid


Blogger concerned about controversial pastor’s SBC ties