Baptists in Kentucky support cap on payday loans

While marketed as a solution to get people out of short-term financial problems, critics say payday lending is a predatory industry that generates billions of dollars in profit by trapping borrowers in spiraling debt.

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BJC defends Muslim woman’s right to wear hijab to work

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a landmark religious liberty case argued before U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday morning.

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Baptist board in Texas declares gender assignment ‘immutable’

The statement in part was adopted to provide grounds for some Baptist universities seeking exemptions to accommodations for transgender students.

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Baptist college reinstates fired VP

A Brewton-Parker College administrator fired amid upheaval over the president’s resignation has been reinstated by the school’s interim president.

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LifeWay trustees authorize sale of headquarters

The publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention reportedly needs less than a third of the space it now owns covering several blocks in downtown Nashville, Tenn.

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An expert says policing has become even more stressful since recent protests about police-involved killings. (Creative Commons photo by Joe Flood)
An expert says policing has become even more stressful since recent protests about police-involved killings. (Creative Commons photo by Joe Flood)

Seminary course seeks ‘nexus’ between clergy and police

A professor says police have a challenging job that can cause spiritual and emotional damage to officers who go untreated by the toxicity of the profession.

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Woes persist at Georgia Baptist college

The chairman of the Brewton-Parker College board of trustees resigned Monday after firing a vice president and responding to blog allegations that the board wasn’t truthful about the recent resignation on the school’s president.

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Baptist volunteers help remove damaged boards from the gym floor at Iglesia Bautista El Calvario in downtown Havana. (Photo by Ken Camp)
Baptist volunteers help remove damaged boards from the gym floor at Iglesia Bautista El Calvario in downtown Havana. (Photo by Ken Camp)

Openness to Cuba is nothing new to these Baptists

As the United States and Cuba restore diplomatic relations, a Baptist mission team shares faith and resources on the island.

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Samford buys property to expand health care programs

Samford University has completed the purchase of property adjacent to the campus that has served as the headquarters for Southern Progress Corp. The sale was finalized Dec. 31.

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D.C. Baptists tap longtime staffer as exec

Robert Cochran, associate executive director of the District of Columbia Baptist Convention, has been elected as the group’s new leader.

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