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March for Jesus shifts to 'PraiseWalk' due to COVID-19

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/637d4747-369d-411e-bc80-2e61133ac585-walkin... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- COVID-19 has forced a change in plans for the national March for Jesus slated for Saturday, May 30.<br> <br>But the pandemic has not derailed the day of praise and prayer.

FIRST-PERSON: What Ravi Zacharias taught me about faith

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/a40bd33b-af4c-4cc9-ab95-fb7e6244a4fb-Josh-W... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> NASHVILLE (BP) -- I woke up on Tuesday morning to the news that author and apologist Ravi Zacharias had died. For many, the news of his death is sobering. Zacharias was a giant in the faith.

3-member church closed during COVID-19 finds new life

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/c5baf310-3bf6-46fd-8291-ddccc15385b5-Linwoo... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> LINWOOD, Kan. (BP) -- When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Linwood Baptist Church closed down, and its three remaining members did not plan to reopen. They thought it would be best to move on.

Planned Parenthood's PPP loans draw pro-life censure

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/1d15997f-a83c-4c34-a75e-0112f28b854f-Planne... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> WASHINGTON (BP) -- A report that affiliates of the country's largest abortion provider have received $80 million in loans intended to help small businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

FROM THE STATES: Finances OK at many Kentucky churches; Missouri associations provide financial help

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/a2cc4557-aa1f-45ed-96b8-a214214de390-BP-Fro... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> <b>Many Kentucky churches report 'better than expected' finances</b><br>By Mark Maynard/Kentucky Today<br><br>LOUISVILLE, Ky.

Florida mayor and pastor sees job as 'salt and light' during COVID-19

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/906970e6-2762-4163-adb9-df4e3c02cfc8-Nathan... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> ST. CLOUD, Fla. (BP) -- For St. Cloud Mayor Nathan Blackwell, prayer is an essential tool in leading his city during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hollifield announces plans to retire as N.C. Baptist leader

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/59bb6c33-7d6f-4d48-9cec-75904f5976fc-Milton... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> CARY, N.C. (BP) -- Milton A. Hollifield Jr., executive director-treasurer of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), has announced plans to retire effective Feb.

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