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FIRST-PERSON: The conflict in our culture, Part 1

SBC President Ronnie Floyd reflects on the "conflict within our culture." The Supreme Court's June 26 decision on same-sex marriage will "fan the flames of the ever-present and growing sexual revolution," Floyd writes. "This will explode at the local and state levels to a frightening degree."

'Tea at 3' highlights relationships, God's Word

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The first "Tea at 3" drew women of all ages, representing missions and ministry organizations, seminaries and churches from across the convention. The turnout has those who attended and helped organize this year's event already talking about 2016.

Hearing heartbeat saves lives, Stowe leader says

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The donation of an ultrasound machine to Southern Baptists in Columbus will help pregnant women in Ohio's largest city to hear the heartbeat of their unborn child and choose to give birth, said area leaders.

Transgender ministry, gender roles discussed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood hosted a breakfast panel discussion in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, which addressed issues surrounding biblical complementarianism, including gender roles in the church and how churches can effectively minister to individuals who identify as homosexual or transgender.

Preaching through Bible has risks, pastors say

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Preaching straight through the Bible has its risks, pastors acknowledged in a panel discussion held during the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.

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