Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

SBC leader: Baptists, don’t let your babies grow up to be Catholics

A Southern Baptist seminary president says churches are to blame when young people leave the fold to follow another faith tradition.

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Louisiana College elects president

Rick Brewer, a longtime administrator at Charleston Southern University, has been chosen by Louisiana College to bring stability to a Baptist school recently wracked by turmoil.

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Vote postponed on ouster of Alabama church over gay marriage

A winter storm has postponed tonight’s vote on an Alabama Baptist church at odds with its local association over gay marriage.

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New Orleans Baptist church rocked by abuse arrest

The arrest of a youth minister has a Southern Baptist church in Louisiana reviewing policies previously assumed adequate to protect children from sexual abuse.

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Supreme Court brief argues for gay Baptist minister’s right to wed

Lawyers in four states filed legal briefs last week in a potentially historic same-sex marriage case brought by several gay couples, including one with ties to a Kentucky Baptist church.

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Liberia seminary reopens post-Ebola

Rebuilding efforts at one of Liberia’s leading schools are getting back on track after being sidelined by last year’s Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Moderate Baptists rise to aid of woman on death row in Georgia

With the scheduled execution just hours away, members of Atlanta’s religious community are working to rally support for a fellow Christian whose death they say would be a travesty.

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SBC controversy reverberates for second, third generation ‘exiles,’ book says

A new book by communications professor Carl Kell tells the story of the 1980s SBC “holy war” through the eyes of sons and daughters of moderates disenfranchised by the fray.

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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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Petition to repeal anti-discrimination ordinance in Texas suburb ruled invalid

Apparently losing the battle against same-sex marriage in federal courts, conservative Christian activists, including Southern Baptists, are turning attention to local ordinances expanding non-discrimination protections to the transgendered.

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