Social Issues


National News | Nov. 27 2014

Churches urged to ‘transcend’ partisan politics

The Southern Baptist Convention’s top spokesman on public policy said he fears President Barack Obama’s decision to act unilaterally... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Nov. 23 2014

Faith and Family: Dealing with loneliness — Express your heart, concerns to God in loneliness, entrust Him to take care of you

Loneliness is a misty kind of thing. Loneliness is not quite the same as being alone. It is not necessarily solved by having people around. Synonyms... [READ MORE]

Addictions | Nov. 18 2014

Samford to help alleviate CP pain for Alabama Baptists

No scripts, no rehearsal — just straight from the heart. That’s how Samford University President Andrew Westmoreland addressed Alabama Baptist... [READ MORE]

International News | Nov. 13 2014

Islamist mob kills Christian couple accused of ‘blasphemy’

Commanded from mosque loudspeakers, a Muslim throng in Punjab Province of Pakistan killed a Christian couple Nov. 4 after a co-worker accused... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Nov. 6 2014

Many families scrape bottom of the barrel because of low wages every month

Earlier this year retailers Gap, Old Navy and Ikea voluntarily gave their minimum wage employees a pay raise. The only hope for a raise for thousands... [READ MORE]

Financial | Nov. 6 2014

Americans strongly support increase in minimum wage, poll shows

According to the National Employment Law Project, minimum wage workers in the United States would now be earning close to $11 an hour if the... [READ MORE]

Africa | Oct. 30 2014

Southern Baptist representatives to Senegal respond to Ebola fear in US

When members of an Alabama Baptist church shook hands and hugged the two Southern Baptist representatives during a recent Wednesday evening,... [READ MORE]

Law/Legal/Politics/Voting | Oct. 30 2014

‘Black Jesus’ denounced; petition drive initiated

WASHINGTON — The Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC) has denounced the television comedy “Black Jesus” and is mobilizing... [READ MORE]

National News | Oct. 27 2014

Christian Bale calls Moses “barbaric” and “schizophrenic”

In an interview on Friday actor Christian Bale called Moses “barbaric” and “schizophrenic,” an opinion he gathered after... [READ MORE]

Africa | Oct. 7 2014

Dallas Baptist church supports Ebola family

DALLAS — People affected by the Ebola virus are not just potential carriers to be shunned and feared but persons of dignity and worth created... [READ MORE]