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Cuban Baptists at worship. (Photo by Carlos Peralta/Encuentro Ministries)
Cuban Baptists at worship. (Photo by Carlos Peralta/Encuentro Ministries)

U.S. Baptists welcome thaw in relations with Cuba

Thawing relations between the U.S. and Cuba follows relationships that have been building for years between Baptists in the two countries.

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BJC lawyer examines church’s role in civil marriage

Changes in definitions of marriage are sparking new discussion about the role of churches in performing civil marriages on behalf of the state.

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Members of Calvary, Riverside and Vienna Baptist churches in the Washington area participated in a protest last weekend. (Calvary Baptist Facebook photo)
Members of Calvary, Riverside and Vienna Baptist churches in the Washington area participated in a protest last weekend. (Calvary Baptist Facebook photo)

Baptist leaders ponder if protests are a social movement or a moment

Pastors say continuing demonstrations have the signs of a signficant movement for racial healing in America, and that churches must help lead the effort.

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Group asks Louisiana governor to drop endorsement of prayer rally

A church-state watchdog says Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s sponsorship and endorsement of an evangelistic Christian rally is inappropriate and possibly illegal.

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The Bekaa Valley, in eastern Lebanon, was struck by a massive winter storm in 2013. This year, Baptist are helping provide food and supplies refugees will need to survive another brutal winter. (UN photo)
The Bekaa Valley, in eastern Lebanon, was struck by a massive winter storm in 2013. This year, Baptist are helping provide food and supplies refugees will need to survive another brutal winter. (UN photo)

Baptist groups aid Syrian refugees through winter

The organizations are sending money to help war victims during the coldest months of the year. 

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Triple-murder suspect now eligible for death penalty

Originally charged with a lesser crime with mitigated circumstances, a man accused of killing three people including his wife and a Southern Baptist pastor has been indicted for first degree murder, which can be punishable by death.

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Georgia Baptists support fire chief suspended over homosexuality

Leaders of the 1.4-million-member Georgia Baptist Convention say suspended Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran is being punished for his faith.

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Brendan Jamieson, pastor of arts and community formation at All Souls Charlottesville, is one of the musicians featured in the church’s new album. (Photo courtesy of Brendan Jamieson)
Brendan Jamieson, pastor of arts and community formation at All Souls Charlottesville, is one of the musicians featured in the church’s new album. (Photo courtesy of Brendan Jamieson)

Virginia church sees album as missional way to live its calling

Musician members of All Souls Charlottesville offer eclectic music styles on an album that ministers describe as a way to engage the church community and its neighbors.

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Majority of Americans believe in Virgin Birth, poll shows

A new poll on attitudes about Christmas reveals broad belief that the Nativity story told in Scripture is historically true.

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SBC president calls for racial healing

SBC President Ronnie Floyd urges Southern Baptists to ease the growing tension between the races in the United States.

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CBF helps sponsor first 5-day spiritual academy in Cuba

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and its Florida affiliate were among sponsors of a first-of-its-kind renewal event for pastors and church lay leaders in Cuba.

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Participants hold discussions about mortality during a meeting of Death Cafe Atlanta. (Facebook photo courtesy of Mark LaRocca-Pitts)
Participants hold discussions about mortality during a meeting of Death Cafe Atlanta. (Facebook photo courtesy of Mark LaRocca-Pitts)

Baptist chaplains eye growing openness to discussion of death

The growing popularity of Death Cafe and other movements suggests that Americans are increasingly willing to talk about their own deaths and that of their loved ones.

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Former SBC leader says race a rift in America’s social fabric

Two years after coming under fire for comments criticized as racially insensitive, Richard Land says America needs to “exorcize the ghosts of the past” regarding racial prejudice.

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Arkansas Baptist College gets $30 million to stabilize finances

After 18 months of hardship, the dream of a revitalized historically black college with ties to the CBF of Arkansas is getting back on track.

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