A National Congregations Study reports that choirs are disappearing in white Protestant churches, but musicians disagree over whether that is a good or bad trend.
A National Congregations Study reports that choirs are disappearing in white Protestant churches, but musicians disagree over whether that is a good or bad trend.

Singing on the same page — but is it with a choir or a praise band?

Churches increasingly opt for the latter, but some Christian musicians say abandoning choirs is a bad idea.

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Two Baptist news organizations consider merger proposal

Baptist News Global (formerly ABPnews/Herald) and the Baptist Standard have launched discussions about a common future.

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Faith leaders support economic opportunity for Americans with disabilities

American Baptist Home Mission Societies is offering resources for churches observing National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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Staff of Baptist News Global exhibit their organization’s new logo. (BNG photo by Norman Jameson)
Staff of Baptist News Global exhibit their organization’s new logo. (BNG photo by Norman Jameson)

ABPnews/Herald becomes Baptist News Global

The rebrand completes a merger between two Baptist news organizations launched one year ago.

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Pastor urges compassion for Ebola victim’s family

Wilshire Baptist Church pastor George Mason wonders about the reception church member Louise Troh will receive next week when she’s out of quarantine for exposure to Ebola.

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What was left of the Crowder home in West, Texas, after its demolition in 2013.
What was left of the Crowder home in West, Texas, after its demolition in 2013.

For West pastor and family, new home means recovery

John Crowder, pastor of First Baptist Church in West, Texas, was among the last to see his family’s home rebuilt after a fertilizer plant explosion flattened it in April 2013. He and his church have been busy making sure others got into their homes first.

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Pro-gay Baptists welcome same-sex marriage in N.C.

Same-sex couples began lining up for marriage licenses Monday morning after Friday’s ruling striking down the state’s ban on gay marriage.

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(Creative Commons Photo/Chris Yarzab)

Baptists weigh role (if any) of apologetics in postmodern culture

An emphasis on apologetics may help Christians transform culture, but some Baptists insist a faithful life can be just as important as words in demonstrating the beauty of Christianity. 

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Kentucky Baptist Convention poised to dismiss Crescent Hill

A committee is recommending ouster of the one-time unofficial mother church of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary over the issue of homosexuality.

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Bluefield College ends dental school project

Lack of funding halts plans to address shortage of dentists in Appalachian communities.

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Maryland high court denies abuse lawsuit appeal

A new lawsuit alleging widespread child abuse and cover-up involving Sovereign Grace Ministries is expected to be filed soon in Virginia.

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Self-centered prayers no surprise to American pastors

A new LifeWay poll indicates most Americans pray with themselves in mind. Baptist ministers say that's no surprise, given that the church does a poor job teaching the purpose of prayer.

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Ebola vigil becomes memorial for fallen Christian brother

A Baptist church in Dallas holds a service for the first victim of the disease in the U.S.

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North Carolina’s Gardner-Webb University to partner with BGAV

The unusual pairing across state lines will be based on “shared values,” leaders said.

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