Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

Church-state group urges IRS to investigate Ted Cruz speech at Liberty University

Barry Lynn of Americans United for Church and State says the IRS should get tough on churches and charities that abuse the privilege of being tax-exempt by partisan politicking before the problem gets worse in the upcoming presidential election campaign.

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Kentucky Baptists applaud failure of medical pot

A lobbyist opposed to legalization of marijuana says the influence of Kentucky Baptists helped defeat proposals that would have permitted the drug’s medical use.

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Banner Sunday boosts Baptist women in ministry

Last Sunday was a big day for Baptist women in ministry in North Carolina, where the roster of churches led by female pastors increased by two.

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Faith leaders ask Congress to protect programs that aid the poor

More than 1,300 organizations from every state in the nation have signed a letter urging Congress to approve a budget that adheres to four basic principles intended to reduce poverty and inequality and spur broadly shared economic growth.

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LifeWay’s Nashville campus under contract of sale

LifeWay Christian Resources has entered into a contract for the sale of their campus in downtown Nashville, Tenn.

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‘90 Minutes in Heaven’ coming to big screen

As LifeWay Christian Resources exits a market derided by critics as “heaven tourism,” another Christian retailer is producing a film adaptation of the New York Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven.

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Historic CBF church calls woman as pastor

A 12-month search for a pastor at CBF-affiliated First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., ended Sunday with the election of Emily Hull McGee.

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Preaching brothers sentenced for child pornography

A former youth minister and his brother who volunteered at the same church are both in federal prison after confessing to sexting of teenagers in the youth group.

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State CBF group forging ties with historically black college

Long desiring a more diverse membership, leaders in the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship are encouraged by recent meetings with African-American Baptists discussing partnership with a historically black Baptist college undergoing revitalization.

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Plea deadline extended for Union University murder suspect

Delays in processing physical evidence could cause a trial currently scheduled for May to be pushed back to a later date, according to a public defender representing former Christian ministry major Charlie Pittman.

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