Russian Baptist leader concerned about U.S. aggression in Ukraine

A Russian Baptist leader says his country’s chilling relations with the United States is uncomfortably reminiscent of feelings during the Cold War.

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Baptist minister has ‘no problem’ with gay marriage

A Baptist minister told same-sex marriage supporters Feb. 9 that the “arc of the moral universe” bends toward love.

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Children play and color with materials provided by a Jacksonville church as part of its Laundromat of Love ministry. (Photo by Alyce Rogers)
Children play and color with materials provided by a Jacksonville church as part of its Laundromat of Love ministry. (Photo by Alyce Rogers)

Florida church builds partnerships with schools, nonprofits — and laundromats

The Well at Springfield in Jacksonville, Fla., seeks ministry opportunities through partnerships that connect people and institutions that usually wouldn't meet. One ministry pays for loads of laundry at a local laundromat.

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Alabama Baptist minister offers to marry same-sex couples

Ellin Jimmerson, an activist and documentary filmmaker specializing in illegal immigration, is offering her services as an ordained minister to gay couples who can now legally wed but do not have a pastor willing to perform their ceremony.

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SBC public policy chief says God at work in Washington

Russell Moore says he sees God working in places “most distant from Christianity,” while those “that are kind of close to a Christian worldview” are “the hardest to the gospel right now.”

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Catholic University President John Garvey, Yeshiva University President Richard Joel and Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr discuss the state of higher education and the calling of faith-based universities Feb 4. (Photo by Robert Rogers/Baylor Marketing and Communications)
Catholic University President John Garvey, Yeshiva University President Richard Joel and Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr discuss the state of higher education and the calling of faith-based universities Feb 4. (Photo by Robert Rogers/Baylor Marketing and Communications)

Faith-based education offers ‘ethical ammo’ for American society, say university presidents

Heads of Baptist, Catholic and Jewish universities agree religious higher education is essential for the country’s health.

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LifeWay trustees authorize sale of headquarters

The publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention reportedly needs less than a third of the space it now owns covering several blocks in downtown Nashville, Tenn.

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Former Baptist blogger resigns as congressional aide over Facebook posts

Biting satire made former pastor Ben Cole legendary as a Southern Baptist blogger. His Congressman boss, however, wasn’t amused by unflattering things his communications chief said about African-Americans on social media.

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Abuse victim sues Baptist church in Dallas

A former youth minister convicted of sex crimes against youth could not have acted without negligence by the church that hired and supervised him, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Dallas.

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Deacon Dorinda Mayhue serves communion to her husband, Robert, at Spring Creek Baptist Church. (Photo by Joey Pyle)
Deacon Dorinda Mayhue serves communion to her husband, Robert, at Spring Creek Baptist Church. (Photo by Joey Pyle)

Women feel spirit while leading Baptist communion service

An all-female serving team spontaneously found a different way to serve communion at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, inspiring themselves and their pastor to explore new ways to empower women.

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Huckabee preaches at Southern Baptist megachurch

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee preached at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., during a book tour widely viewed as a prelude to a run for president.

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Obama praises church/state separation at prayer breakfast

President Obama condemned those who commit violence in the name of God in a National Prayer Breakfast address.  

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An expert says policing has become even more stressful since recent protests about police-involved killings. (Creative Commons photo by Joe Flood)
An expert says policing has become even more stressful since recent protests about police-involved killings. (Creative Commons photo by Joe Flood)

Seminary course seeks ‘nexus’ between clergy and police

A professor says police have a challenging job that can cause spiritual and emotional damage to officers who go untreated by the toxicity of the profession.

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Baptists to confront ‘transgender confusion’ in conference prelude

Biblical counselors attending an annual conference at a Southern Baptist seminary will have an option of arriving early for a special pre-conference addressing the issue of people who identify with a gender different than their biological sex.

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