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Veto override on PPFA defunding fails in House

The U.S. House of Representatives failed Feb. 2 to override President Obama's veto of a bill that would have largely defunded Planned Parenthood, but pro-life advocates remained hopeful about future success.

Scholar disputes pollsters' dire predictions for faith

You don't have to follow the news that closely to hear that Christianity is on the ropes in America, that worship attendance is spiraling downward, that young people want nothing to do with church and that Americans are increasingly non-religious.

'Risen' tells crucifixion from soldier's eyes

"Risen," a new movie distributed by Affirm Films, tells the story of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection from the perspective of a fictional unbelieving soldier whose investigation of the mystery leads to a personal encounter with Jesus.

N.C. sets aside $500,000 for retiring missionaries

The Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina approved a recommendation Jan. 26 to set up a $500,000 reserve fund to employ International Mission Board retirees returning to North Carolina.

Shepherding conference encourages ministry teams

Around 330 pastors and their spouses from across the state gathered Jan. 28-30 for the Kentucky Baptist Convention's Shepherding 2016 conference—-three days of marriage renewal and ministry encouragement.

Super Bowl shines light on city in need of gospel

As Southern Baptists turned their eyes to Phoenix and Super Bowl XLIX, local Southern Baptists said they'd encounter a city in desperate need of new evangelistic churches.