Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

Minister trades prison garb for orange T-shirt to help ex-cons find work

Last year, Kent McKeever wore an orange prison jumpsuit for Lent to empathize with former prisoners and others on the margins of society. This year, he's waging a campaign to convince employers to give ex-cons a fair shake in the hiring process.

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No manuscripts for Baptist pastor who sketches and colors sermon notes

Ink, watercolor and sketches help John Jay Alvaro preach every Sunday morning. It's a process that's also popular for devotionals and note-taking in church. 

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Baptist pastor inspired by Jews, Muslims during Holy Land pilgrimage

The group of interfaith clergy from Richmond, Va., including First Baptist Church Senior Pastor Jim Somerville, returned convinced peace among nations, religions and people is attainable.

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Pastoral residencies picking up as churches expand ministry, purpose

Inviting young, developing ministers into the full ministry experience can invigorate congregations while providing the larger church with talented clergy capable of avoiding burnout. 

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At Convergence, being missional cuts two ways

And the arts are at the heart of this Christian community.

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Unexpected spirituality emerges from night of sharing music

North Carolina minister Mike Queen’s passion for music becomes a spiritual catalyst for a group of men.

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College sexual assault victims healed by religious communities, chaplains and study say

A Baylor study finds that college women who are sexual assault victims can find healing in religious groups where strong theological beliefs and social networking are encouraged. Baptist chaplains at Mars Hill Univeristy and the University of Virginia agree. 

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CBF field personnel laments death sentence for two ‘Bali Nine’ members

Tina Bailey and her husband, Jonathan, coordinate art and community engagement in Indonesia. Tina’s work has taken her inside a prison in Bali where she has built relationships with some of the nine Australians convicted of attempting to smuggle drugs out of the country.

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Florida church builds partnerships with schools, nonprofits — and laundromats

The Well at Springfield in Jacksonville, Fla., seeks ministry opportunities through partnerships that connect people and institutions that usually wouldn't meet. One ministry pays for loads of laundry at a local laundromat.

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Women feel spirit while leading Baptist communion service

An all-female serving team spontaneously found a different way to serve communion at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, inspiring themselves and their pastor to explore new ways to empower women.

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