Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

U.S. prof on loan to Liberia for 2 more years

Mercer University professor Richard Wilson plans to continue efforts to revive Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary temporarily interrupted by Ebola.

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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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Amid wars, rumors of wars, Baptist leaders voice hope

Directors of the Alliance of Baptists have countered doomsday prophecies with a “Statement of Hope for a World in Crisis.”

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Guy Sayles stepping down at FBC Asheville

A prominent CBF pastor says a bout with cancer got him thinking about what he should do with the time he has left in ministry.

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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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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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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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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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Faith leaders support economic opportunity for Americans with disabilities

American Baptist Home Mission Societies is offering resources for churches observing National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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Pastor urges compassion for Ebola victim’s family

Wilshire Baptist Church pastor George Mason wonders about the reception church member Louise Troh will receive next week when she’s out of quarantine for exposure to Ebola.

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