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Self-centered prayers no surprise to American pastors

A new LifeWay poll indicates most Americans pray with themselves in mind. Baptist ministers say that's no surprise, given that the church does a poor job teaching the purpose of prayer.

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Pastor calls out ‘tolerated non-involvement’ in Southern Baptist churches

Don’t baptize small children, ease into church discipline and require new member classes before adding names to the roll, says 9Marks Ministries founder Mark Dever.

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Conference affirms sufficiency of Scripture for counseling

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, at its first Counsel the Word Conference, affirmed the role of the Bible in “biblical” counseling.

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Mar Awa Royel, California bishop of the Assyrian Church of the East, prepares to speak in a Baylor University chapel service. (PHOTO/ Valeria Brenes/Baylor University)
Mar Awa Royel, California bishop of the Assyrian Church of the East, prepares to speak in a Baylor University chapel service. (PHOTO/ Valeria Brenes/Baylor University)

Prayers for Eastern Christians become easier sell for evangelicals

Globalization, the Internet and terrorism have awakened many American Christians to the history and contributions of Eastern forms of the faith, experts say.

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SBC leader says churches must address violence against women

ERLC head Russell Moore says churches should discipline male members who abuse their wives.

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Study: Seminaries do little to train pastor to help mentally ill congregants

Most counseling classes offered focus on premarital and couples issues, family concerns or dealing with grief.

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‘Left Behind’ coming to a theater — and maybe a seminary — near you

The end is near, both in movie theaters and Southern Baptist seminary classrooms.

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New book proposes a theology for ‘other’ Baptists

In Contesting Catholicity, Curtis Freeman urges Baptists to move beyond the fragmentation and sectarianism that has characterized so much of the past toward “the unity for which the Lord Jesus prayed and which the church must seek.”

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SBC leader says Gungor trusts science more than the Bible

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler says Christians aren’t supposed to save the Bible from itself by trying to harmonize its truth claims with science.

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Christians have a strong tendency to make claims of persecution, experts say, in part because of the suffering of Christ. (Creative Commons photo by Richard Bott)
Christians have a strong tendency to make claims of persecution, experts say, in part because of the suffering of Christ. (Creative Commons photo by Richard Bott)

Real or imagined, persecution appears to part of Christian DNA

Experts say some Christian groups thrive on the belief they are being persecuted, and that this belief is seemingly supported by Christ’s own experience with persecution.

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