Brendan Jamieson, pastor of arts and community formation at All Souls Charlottesville, is one of the musicians featured in the church’s new album. (Photo courtesy of Brendan Jamieson)
Brendan Jamieson, pastor of arts and community formation at All Souls Charlottesville, is one of the musicians featured in the church’s new album. (Photo courtesy of Brendan Jamieson)

Virginia church sees album as missional way to live its calling

Musician members of All Souls Charlottesville offer eclectic music styles on an album that ministers describe as a way to engage the church community and its neighbors.

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Pastors say that actions such as lighting a candle may be effective at helping worshipers heal from loss. (Creative Commons photo by Eustaquio Santimano)
Pastors say that actions such as lighting a candle may be effective at helping worshipers heal from loss. (Creative Commons photo by Eustaquio Santimano)

In a season of joy, services offer light to those grieving

Holiday services of remembrance aim to comfort those grieving by communally acknowledging individual suffering in a season typically characterized as joyful and family-oriented. 

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Baptist church holds same-sex wedding

A bride in the first same-sex wedding ceremony at Crescent Hill Baptist Church says coming to terms with her sexuality while studying at Southern Seminary in the late 1980s turned her life around.

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Triple slaying touches three Florida Baptist churches

One lost its pastor, another is consoling a pastor whose daughter is now a widow and a third has family connections to the murder suspect.

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Should churches ditch the stand-and-greet?

A Southern Baptist Convention leader says the widely used ritual can be off-putting to first-time visitors.

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For six summers, National Baptist has equipped summer interns to lead Explorer Camp as counselors. (CBF photo)
For six summers, National Baptist has equipped summer interns to lead Explorer Camp as counselors. (CBF photo)

D.C. church focuses on next generation with Explorer Camp

The ministry is one way National Baptist Memorial Church engages its economically and ethnically diverse neighborhood.

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Kentucky human-rights head commends Crescent Hill

The Kentucky Baptist Convention’s ouster of a gay-friendly congregation drew fire from a state agency.

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5 communication mistakes your church is probably making

And how you can correct them.

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FBC Decatur, Ga., elects openly gay deacon

First Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga., is the latest high-profile Baptist church to fully include LGBT members.

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(Creative Commons photo by Rick Techlin)
(Creative Commons photo by Rick Techlin)

Weekly communion heals, unites N.C. church and community

At First Baptist Church on Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem, N.C., a weekly Friday service offering communion is forging fellowship both among church members and different races and economic classes inside and outside the church.

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