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FIRST-PERSON: If you've got Jesus in your profile, don't be nasty on your timeline

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/2443e837-294e-4a73-a654-766c249a45be-Dan-Da... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> NASHVILLE (AP/RNS) -- "Follower of Jesus." A follower of Jesus myself, I normally like to see those words on someone's Twitter profile.

2021 SBC Annual Meeting preparations and planning underway

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/1b9962df-4f23-4424-941c-224d312b2146-Gaylor... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> NASHVILLE (BP) -- After the cancellation of the 2020 SBC Annual Meeting in Orlando, preparations are underway for the 2021 meeting to be held in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.<br&

LifeWay's Black Church Conference sees growth thanks to digital platform

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/7078ba3f-a1d8-4eb5-ac7b-b0fd116ff948-Luter-... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> <i>EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect a daily conference viewership of about 2,300.</i><br><br>RIDGECREST, N.C.

Barbecue Baptist Church delivers meals, a message and a little levity amid pandemic

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/c59c6a75-94e0-4e55-8df2-7c9914d79fd7-BBQ-Ba... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> NAVASOTA, Texas (AP/RNS) -- Before the barbecue trailer, there was the toilet paper popemobile.<br><br>With toilet paper hard to come by as stay-at-home orders took effect in many states earlier this

FIRST-PERSON: The apostle Paul's response to our 'cancel culture'

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/e41ef741-641e-4028-a675-71b248b0d069-J.D.-G... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> <i>EDITOR'S NOTE: J.D. Greear is pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, N.C., and president of the Southern Baptist Convention.</i><br><br>DURHAM, N.C.

Pastors sign letter urging Democrats to adopt pro-life stance

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/b33e707d-05f1-4140-b78e-0f8b59102c26-Babies... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> More than 100 Christian leaders signed a letter sent July 24 to the Democratic National Committee calling for the organization to shed "abortion extremism" and embrace pro-life policies.<b

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