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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Roger Olson regularly speaks on the contrast between Calvinism and Arminianism. (YouTube photo)
Roger Olson regularly speaks on the contrast between Calvinism and Arminianism. (YouTube photo)

For Baptists, a lone Arminian voice crying in a Calvinist wilderness

Baylor theologian and ethicist Roger Olson has been championing Arminianism as an alternative to Calvinism since the 1990s. 

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Southern Baptists move up summit on race as issue simmers

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission will host its second annual leadership summit March 26-27 on “The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation.”

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Former missionary, professor Malcolm Tolbert dies

Malcolm Tolbert, a beloved professor at New Orleans and Southeastern Baptist theological seminaries, died Nov. 27 at the Butterfly Hospice Center in Baton Rouge, La.

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Pastors say that actions such as lighting a candle may be effective at helping worshipers heal from loss. (Creative Commons photo by Eustaquio Santimano)
Pastors say that actions such as lighting a candle may be effective at helping worshipers heal from loss. (Creative Commons photo by Eustaquio Santimano)

In a season of joy, services offer light to those grieving

Holiday services of remembrance aim to comfort those grieving by communally acknowledging individual suffering in a season typically characterized as joyful and family-oriented. 

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7 ways to help those suffering from ‘the empty chair at the holiday table’

Avoid telling those in grief how they ought to feel, says Baylor professor Helen Harris.

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BJC supports workplace accommodation in Supreme Court brief

Employers have a duty to reasonably accommodate the religion of employees and avoid discrimination against prospective employees, according to a brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court this week and signed by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

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CBF leaders urge prayer for and commitment to reconciliation

In the wake of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter and CBF Moderator Kasey Jones have urged Cooperative Baptists to stand in solidarity with African-American Baptists through prayer during worship this Sunday.

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Fayetteville, Ark., repeals anti-discrimination measure some Baptists opposed

Church leaders, including Southern Baptists, led a campaign to overturn a controversial measure that they claimed would infringe on their religious freedom.

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Youth pastor charged with child abuse

A former youth pastor at First Baptist Church on Park Street in Charlottesville, Va., faces charges of taking indecent liberties with a child.

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Kilauea Volcano lava flow as seen on Oct 25. (USGS photo by Greg Bishop)
Kilauea Volcano lava flow as seen on Oct 25. (USGS photo by Greg Bishop)

In the path of lava flows, Baptists provide comfort to Hawaiian volcano victims

Baptist volunteers from Texas have offered material and spiritual aid in Hawaii to those living in the path of lava from the Kilauea volcano.

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Appeals court hears GuideStone challenge to Obamacare

A three-judge panel in Denver heard arguments about a preliminary injunction currently blocking the government from penalizing GuideStone Financial Resources for refusal to cover contraceptives in health plans as required by the Affordable Care Act.

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Brewton-Parker regains accreditation

For the first time since it went on probation in 2012, a regional accrediting body has given a Georgia Baptist Convention college a clean bill of health.

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Alina Carbonell is pastor of the Hispanic pastor at First Baptist Church in Gainesville, Ga. (Photo courtesy of Alina Carbonell)
Alina Carbonell is pastor of the Hispanic pastor at First Baptist Church in Gainesville, Ga. (Photo courtesy of Alina Carbonell)

Struggles prepared her for ministry, says pastor of Hispanic congregation

Alina Carbonell’s “trial by fire” influences her leadership at the congregation which worships at First Baptist Church in Gainesville, Ga.

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