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WEEK OF PRAYER: God is 'up to something' in Norway

International Mission Board church planting catalysts Zack and Jennifer Dove were geared up to plant their lives in Oslo, Norway, in 2013. They had fine-tuned their expectations toward an urban setting, but a few months before landing there, circumstances shifted them south.<br><br>
CDC report leaves pro-lifers encouraged, cautious

The number of women and girls undergoing abortions in the United States dropped by one-fifth between 2004 and 2013, a new report shows. While the report is encouraging to pro-life advocates, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission urged a bit of caution by noting the report relies on information provided voluntarily and is missing reports from three states.
Holy what? Drop profane TV show title, PTC urges

The Parents Television Council is urging ABC to drop plans to use profanity in the title of a television comedy series featuring a struggling church and its new pastor.
French abortion bill would outlaw 'moral' pressure

A bill passed by France's Senate Dec. 7 that bans websites distributing "false information" about abortion could be used, pro-life activists say, to criminalize legitimate attempts to dissuade women from terminating their pregnancies.
Hospitals' religious liberty & the Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court should prevent the government from making the determination if Protestant and Catholic hospitals qualify as faith-based ministries, religious freedom advocates say of a case the justices have agreed to decide.
Bible Study: Dec. 11, 2016

This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.
FIRST-PERSON: A blank sheet of paper

Sharing your faith can be as simple as starting with a blank sheet of paper, Art Toalston writes, and then relaying what happened to bring you to faith in Christ. It can become a personal tract to be shared as opportunities permit each day.

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