Evangelicals already working to mobilize vote in 2016

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is lending his name to a rally in early 2015 asking evangelical pastors to begin praying about whether God wants them to run for political office.

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Vote inaugurates far-reaching governance change for BGAV

At its annual meeting, the Baptist General Association of Virginia also adopted a reduced budget and elected officers.

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Citing low receipts, North Carolina convention reduces budget

With annual giving from churches down by 7 percent, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is tightening its belt.

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Maryland school board ‘steals’ Christmas

The latest casualties in the so-called war on Christmas are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

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(U.S. government photo)
(U.S. government photo)

For some Baptists, interfaith dialogue more practical than symbolic

Baptist pastors say building relationships with members of other faiths lays the ground work for easing social tensions and even achieving political goals.

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Tennessee Baptists elect first black president

A Memphis pastor is the first African-American to be elected president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

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Baptist leaders join plea to spare mentally ill man on death row

Diverse evangelical leaders — including Sam Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice and Lynn Hybels of Willow Creek Church — joined mental health experts and lawyers in protesting the impending execution of a mentally ill man in Texas.

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OK Baptists oppose homosexuality, but not gays

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma reaffirmed its stance against gay marriage but added a voice of compassion for LGBT people.

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Americans are increasingly going online to share their faith, a survey shows. (Creative Commons photo by Boston Bill)
Americans are increasingly going online to share their faith, a survey shows. (Creative Commons photo by Boston Bill)

More Americans exploring, sharing faith online

A study finds that one in five Americans share their faith online, leading some to see the importance of churches having a robust digital presence, while others express caution.

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Kentucky Baptists dismiss gay-friendly church

Kentucky Baptists voted Tuesday to accept a committee’s recommendation to withdraw fellowship from Crescent Hill Baptist Church.

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NCC hires two staffers

American Baptists’ chief advocate for immigration reform and a co-founder with Richard Cizik and David Gushee of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good have been hired by the The National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA.

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Baptist preacher breaks ranks on gay rights

Pastor Stan Wilson says it’s hard to love your LGBT neighbors without knowing who they are.

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SBC leader says North Korea partly right about Kenneth Bae

Al Mohler says freed American missionary Kenneth Bae wasn’t planning a “religious coup d’etat” in the political sense, “but any Christian looking at the nation of North Korea has to hope that there will be a toppling of that regime.”

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St. Louis judge strikes down gay-marriage ban

Gay couples in Missouri won the second battle in a month when a state judge ruled that same-sex couples can wed.

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