Baptists ‘not threatened’ by pope’s U.S. visit

By David Roach, Baptist Press WASHINGTON (BP) - As Pope Francis visits the U.S., Southern Baptist leaders say they stand with his statements of biblical morality but urge Catholics to reject the Vatican's official teaching on salvation in favor of a personal relationship with Christ by faith alone. Russell … [Read More...]


This drawing from 9-year-old Rebekkah Abedini pleads for freedom for her father Saeed Abedini, imprisoned in Iran because of his faith in Christ. Facebook photo

Abedini prayer vigils set globally September 26

By Diana Chandler, Baptist Press NASHVILLE (BP) - The wife of imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini is on a 21-day "Daniel" fast and is organizing prayer vigils internationally Sept. 26, the third anniversary of her husband's imprisonment in Iran for his Christian faith. Naghmeh Abedini, in asking … [Read More...]