SNAP says SBC leader poor choice for prayer chairman

An advocacy group says leaders with questionable policies on handling sex abuse should be corrected, not honored.

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African-American Baptist group protests ‘Black Jesus’

The Progressive National Baptist Convention is mounting a petition drive seeking removal of a TV comedy that leaders say disrespects their faith tradition.

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The Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention has distributed food and sanitary supplies since the outbreak of the Ebola virus. (LBMEC photo)
The Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention has distributed food and sanitary supplies since the outbreak of the Ebola virus. (LBMEC photo)

As Ebola crisis depletes food supplies, Baptists find ways to fill the gap

In Liberia, hard hit by the virus, the economy spirals downward and food is increasingly scarce.

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Youth minister charged with sexual abuse

Texas youth minister Derek Hutter is under arrest for an alleged inappropriate 10-month relationship with a minor he met through his church.

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(Creative Commons Photo by Steve Rainwater)
(Creative Commons Photo by Steve Rainwater)

2 seminaries with Baptist ties join others adding science curricula

Andover Newton Theological School and Wake Forest University School of Divinity are among 10 U.S. seminaries awarded a total of $1.5 million in grants to integrate science and theological education.

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Broad Baptist coalition asks Houston mayor to withdraw subpoenas for sermons

Leaders of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Southern Baptist Convention and two Baptist state conventions in Texas have formed a united front against government intrusion into religion.

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LGBT leaders open to dialogue with SBC

Gay-rights groups are watching with interest a gathering of Southern Baptists at the end of October to explore what the Bible says about homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

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Baptist leaders oppose subpoenaing of pastors

Baptists across the theological spectrum agree that religious liberty for anyone means religious liberty for all.

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A National Congregations Study reports that choirs are disappearing in white Protestant churches, but musicians disagree over whether that is a good or bad trend.
A National Congregations Study reports that choirs are disappearing in white Protestant churches, but musicians disagree over whether that is a good or bad trend.

Singing on the same page — but is it with a choir or a praise band?

Churches increasingly opt for the latter, but some Christian musicians say abandoning choirs is a bad idea.

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Pro-gay Baptists welcome same-sex marriage in N.C.

Same-sex couples began lining up for marriage licenses Monday morning after Friday’s ruling striking down the state’s ban on gay marriage.

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