Two authors say intentionally recapturing historic worship forms may reverse declining church attendance. (Creative Commons photo by Ashley Campbell)
Two authors say intentionally recapturing historic worship forms may reverse declining church attendance. (Creative Commons photo by Ashley Campbell)

Authors say worship’s revival could be key to revitalized churches

And they predict those turned off by Christianity may be attracted to congregations that are more intentional about worship.

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SBC leader Russell Moore denounces Eric Garner grand jury decision

The head of Southern Baptists’ moral concerns agency says there are still “unreconstructed racists” in America, including some who “sit in pews.”

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Faith groups support tax break for Americans with disabilities

A rare show of bipartisanship in Congress bodes well for legislation aimed at improving the lives of up to 54 million Americans living with disabilities.

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Baptists oppose discrimination ordinance in Arkansas

Southern Baptists say they are optimistic voters will repeal a controversial civil rights ordinance in Fayetteville, Ark.

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Sociologists are finding many Christians are tired of serving on committees instead of serving others in the community. (Creative Commons image)
Sociologists are finding many Christians are tired of serving on committees instead of serving others in the community. (Creative Commons image)

Mundane work, internal politics drive many from church, experts say

But one Baptist pastor thinks that may reflect unrealistic expectations of church.

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ERLC supports woman claiming discrimination for being pregnant

Southern Baptists’ moral-concerns agency asked the Supreme Court to protect pregnant women from workplace discrimination.

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Baptist group receives $182 million from feds to care for immigrant children

As partnerships between government and the private sector become more commonplace, the question of taxpayer funding of religious groups gets complicated.

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Former youth minister pleads guilty to abuse

Mack Allen Davis still faces charges in two other counties.

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For six summers, National Baptist has equipped summer interns to lead Explorer Camp as counselors. (CBF photo)
For six summers, National Baptist has equipped summer interns to lead Explorer Camp as counselors. (CBF photo)

D.C. church focuses on next generation with Explorer Camp

The ministry is one way National Baptist Memorial Church engages its economically and ethnically diverse neighborhood.

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Half of Americans want separation between church and state in marriage

A new LifeWay Research poll says many Americans are skeptical about the government’s role in marriage.

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Welton Gaddy decries burning of Brown family church

An interfaith leader and Baptist pastor says a church fire possibly set in retaliation of riots in Ferguson, Mo., resurrects ghosts from the past.

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For SBC, 1984 was the year of the pivot

For SBC, 1984 was the year of the pivot

At mid-point in the battle then raging in the Southern Baptist Convention, a conservative victory appeared far from certain. But in retrospect, 1984 looks like the pivotal year which set the convention on a new course.

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Officials get mixed messages about right of conscience in marriage laws

Church-state watchdogs disagree about whether city and county clerks in states that allow gay marriage have a right of conscience to refuse service to same-sex couples.

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Kentucky human-rights head commends Crescent Hill

The Kentucky Baptist Convention’s ouster of a gay-friendly congregation drew fire from a state agency.

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