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Teens lead prayer at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Atlanta. (PABC photo)
Teens lead prayer at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Atlanta. (PABC photo)

Fostering multiethnic churches easier said than done, pastors say

Congregations must make racial diversity a core value that guides hiring decisions, worship planning and every other facet of church life, Baptist ministers say.  

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Georgia Baptists divided over religious liberty bill

Leaders of the Georgia Baptist Convention say legislation is needed to prevent discrimination against Christians. A Baptist attorney says it makes it harder to convict those who try to use religious teaching as an excuse for child abuse.

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Georgia Baptist clergy oppose ‘religious liberty’ bill

Baptists in Georgia are lining up on opposite sides of a so-called religious liberty bill that opponents say could be used as a license to discriminate.

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Pastors are grappling with whether preaching to younger congregations means changing the way sermons are delivered. (Creative Commons photo by AllStars Youth)
Pastors are grappling with whether preaching to younger congregations means changing the way sermons are delivered. (Creative Commons photo by AllStars Youth)

Pastors eager to find preaching’s place in modern church

A series of Lilly Foundation grants and several large-scale evangelistic events demonstrate the continued importance and effectiveness of preaching. But being relevant without catering to the culture is a challenge.

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Nigerian Baptist leader says world ignoring Boko Haram

Since receiving international condemnation for kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls last April, the extremist Islamic insurgency has only gotten stronger.

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Supporters say Muslim prisoner’s beard a win for religious liberty

A unanimous Supreme Court declared today that a Muslim prisoner can exercise his religious beliefs by adhering to certain religious grooming standards, affirming a landmark 2000 law and agreeing with principles outlined in a brief signed by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

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Though reversed, approving Muslim calls to prayer at Duke not threatening, theologian says

Criticism of Duke University’s decision, now reversed, to permit Muslim calls to prayer stems from fears of radical Islam, said Curtis Freeman.

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In hard-hit Appalachia, women find new opportunities

Bluefield College program also has “trickle-down effect,” say organizers.

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Clergy divided on Georgia religious liberty bill

Atlanta clergy — Baptists included — are of two minds on the need for a state RFRA being considered in the Georgia statehouse.

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Editor says Atlanta mayor should repent or resign

Fired Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran told a Baptist news service that he will likely sue to get his job back.

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