Trial date set for Union University murder suspect

Nine months after 21-year-old Olivia Greenlee was found dead in a parked car on the campus of a school affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention, her fiancée has been formally charged with her murder.

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An over-concentration on worship services is one turn-off for the ‘dones,’ experts say. (Creative Commons photo by James Emery)
An over-concentration on worship services is one turn-off for the ‘dones,’ experts say. (Creative Commons photo by James Emery)

You’ve met the ‘nones.’ Now meet the ‘dones.’

The ‘dones’ are those Christians who consider themselves faihful to God but are turned off by the institutional aspects of church — and they just quit going.

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Umbrella protests roil graduation at Hong Kong Baptist University

The president of a now public university founded originally by Baptists is under fire for his actions when China’s “umbrella revolution” made its way into graduation ceremonies.

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Tennessee megachurch pastor succumbs to cancer

Despite battling cancer, Pastor David Landrith led Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., in 2014 to surpass Belleveue Baptist Church in Memphis as the largest Southern Baptist church in Tennessee.

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SBC leader speaks at Vatican conference on the family

Even though he disagrees with Pope Francis on many things, Southern Baptist Convention ethicist Russell Moore praised the pontiff’s “strong statement” on the “complementary” of men and women in marriage.

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Many neighborhoods west of downtown Dallas are being revitalized, while others struggle with poverty. (Creative Commons photo by David Herrera)
Many neighborhoods west of downtown Dallas are being revitalized, while others struggle with poverty. (Creative Commons photo by David Herrera)

Ministry model appears to overcome barriers to reviving challenged communities

A new ministry model is showing results in a beleagured Dallas neighborhood, where innovative ministries and programs are sparking transformation in crime rates, health care and education.

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Patient Zero of SBC controversy: B. H. Carroll defies theological labels, historians assert

A complex man, the towering 19th-century Baptist leader was an “extroverted controversialist” and “Introverted unifier.”

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Georgia Baptists join ‘personhood’ campaign

Southern Baptists in Georgia support amending the state constitution to specify that 14th-Amendment guarantees of due process and equal protection of the law extend to the unborn.

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Jewish leaders worry sermon could fuel anti-Semitism

Houston’s Jewish community has criticized a prominent Southern Baptist pastor’s choice of words in talking about “dirty” Jews.

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Children participate in a Trunk-or-Treat event at Cliff Temple Baptist Church. (Photo courtesy of Cliff Temple Baptist Church).
Children participate in a Trunk-or-Treat event at Cliff Temple Baptist Church. (Photo courtesy of Cliff Temple Baptist Church).

Merger, not just ministry, is how this church is engaging Hispanics

A Hispanic co-pastor and multicultural mission trips is how Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas is reaching Latinos in its surrounding neighborhoods.  

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Court upholds clergy housing allowance

A federal appeals court in Chicago struck down a challenge to a tax benefit for “ministers of the gospel,” finding that the atheist couple behind it has no legal standing to sue.

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Alabama Baptist convention opposes Common Core education standards

A resolution “On Parental Authority through Local and State Control of Education” urges the state of Alabama to repeal Common Core.

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Interim seminary head praises progress against Ebola in Liberia

While the war against Ebola isn’t over in Liberia, its spread has been contained enough for the country’s president to relax a 3 ½-month-old state of emergency.

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Gabe Swann, pastor of Church Arise, baptizes a Choctaw church member in the Mississippi River. (Photo courtesy of Gabe Swann)
Gabe Swann, pastor of Church Arise, baptizes a Choctaw church member in the Mississippi River. (Photo courtesy of Gabe Swann)

Choctaws in rural Mississippi find ‘open arms’ in church

A Mississippi congregation has spent years building relationships and trust with impoverished Native Americans in its midst, resulting in cooperation and ministry that has nourished both groups.

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