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Marks of leadership

Marks of leadership

Furman’s new president may be one of the few women to lead an American university. But Elizabeth Davis doesn’t want to be evaluated only by her gender.

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How Bill Moyers changed Baptist journalism

How Bill Moyers changed Baptist journalism

Twenty-five years ago, in the midst of controversy, editors launched something new.

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A busy, productive two days at NABF Annual Gathering

Re-election of a general sectretary and reports on church trends in Asia and North America, and on the role of women in ministry, were just some of the agenda items for the organization, which is one of six regions of the Baptist World Alliance.

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Center for Healthy Churches relocating to Tennessee

Belmont University and the Center for Healthy Churches, an organization devoted to improving the spiritual, emotional and organizational health of churches and ministers, announced a new partnership April 16 that includes the relocation of CHC’s national office to Belmont’s campus in Nashville, Tenn.

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FBC Oklahoma City looks north for pastor

Kent Berghuis, an American Baptist pastor in Pennsylvania, has been named pastor of a church with deep historic ties to the Southern Baptist Convention now identified with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

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Diana Garland to step down as dean of Baylor School of Social Work

Citing health reasons, Garland will take a research sabbatical in the fall before returning to the faculty for the spring 2016 semester.

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Nearby church to commemorate 20th anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

The music ministry of First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City will present the musical Shelter on Sunday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 1201 N. Robinson.

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Central Seminary among fastest-growing theology schools

About 37 percent of schools accredited by the Association of Theological Schools are growing, but there is no single reason why.

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A Baptist church in Richmond has found blessings through its ministry to Burmese refugees. (Jeff Brumley/BNG)
A Baptist church in Richmond has found blessings through its ministry to Burmese refugees. (Jeff Brumley/BNG)

Richmond grateful for growth of Burmese refugee ministry

Tabernacle Baptist Church has learned that the God who sends people to them also sends people from them.

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Thinking ahead is the key to a succession pastoral succession plan. (Creative Commons photo by James Emery)
Thinking ahead is the key to a succession pastoral succession plan. (Creative Commons photo by James Emery)

Smooth pastoral succession takes creativity and planning, Baptist leaders say

This congregation found a smooth and edifying route to succession when its senior pastor contemplated retirement — but it took prayer and hard work to pull it off.

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Gardner Taylor, preacher and civil rights leader, dies

Gardner Taylor, longtime pastor of Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a founder of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, died Easter Sunday.

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Judge dismisses Glorieta lawsuit; appeal expected

The U.S. District Court for New Mexico has dismissed all claims in a lawsuit an Arkansas couple filed against LifeWay Christian Resources and the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee regarding the sale of Glorieta Conference Center.

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Baptist school mourns student’s death

Wayland Baptist University confirmed the death of Rachel Bates, a 19-year-old freshman biology major, in a residence hall on the main campus in Plainview, Texas.

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Indiana state capitol. (Photo/Wikicommons)
Indiana state capitol. (Photo/Wikicommons)

BJC releases statement on RFRA legislation in Indiana and Arkansas

As protests mount over controversial legislation in Indiana and Arkansas, a leader in the coalition that helped secure passage of landmark federal legislation to make it harder for the government to burden religious exercise weighs in.

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CBF field personnel Greg and Sue Smith with Irene Calderón. (LUCHA Ministries photo)
CBF field personnel Greg and Sue Smith with Irene Calderón. (LUCHA Ministries photo)

Community rallies to rescue, nurture elderly immigrant

Rescued on a cold winter night, the aging Peruvian woman has warmed hearts and received support from ministries and fellow immigrants.

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Cal Baptist women’s tournament run comes up one game short

The magic in the California Baptist University’s women’s basketball team NCAA Division II Cinderella tournament ran out on Friday.

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Former CLC staffer David Lockard dies

Lockard worked a total of 36 years at the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board and Christian Life Commission until leadership changes trickling down from the SBC “Conservative Resurgence” prompted his resignation at age 62.

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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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Music group leads worship during the Refugee Ministry Summit at Chinese Baptist Church in Houston. (Photo by Bhadra Rai)
Music group leads worship during the Refugee Ministry Summit at Chinese Baptist Church in Houston. (Photo by Bhadra Rai)

Every refugee is a chance to live the gospel, ministers and missionaries say

Nearly 70,000 refugees were resettled in the United States in 2014, according to the federal government. Each one represents an opportunity to fufill Scripture's command to safeguard the stranger and the poor, say ministers. 

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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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