Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

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Prayer, community antidotes to fear, Baptist leaders say

From ancient times onward, Christians and Baptists turned to congregations, prayer and action to face fears ranging from war and disease to persecution and violent weather.

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Pastors must help lead way to racial reconciliation, stop police violence, Baptist leaders say

Communities, even police, may not be able to understand how relationships between the races may solve local tensions, according to Baptist ministers who have participated in interracial dialogue.

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Like pope, recent Baylor symposium called Armenian massacre ‘genocide’

“Remembering Genocide,” a symposium to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the slaughter of more than 1 million Armenian Christians, used the same term that landed Pope Francis in hot water with the Turkish government, which denies the killings were genocide.

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More than body cameras needed to stop police violence, Baptist clergy say

While some see body cameras as a way to curb deadly police shootings like one in North Charleston, S.C., last weekend, others say systemic issues like police training and a gun-loving culture must also be addressed.

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Baptist missions must continue to adapt to continuing shifts in world religions, Baylor prof says

The rise of Islam, the decline of Christianity in the West and its explosion in Africa means Baptists and others must be ever more sensitive to cultural and demographic realities in areas where they engage in mission, says a professor.

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Baptist pastors: power up, don’t water down, Easter message for Millennials

The key on Easter Sunday, these preachers say, is to present the Resurrection story with authenticity and power and in a way that young and old listerners alike can apply to daily lives.

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Survey results could push church beyond its walls into new ministries

A Barna Group study shows most Americans care more about family than they do faith, leading Baptist and other experts to urge churches to adopt ministry strategies to meet those concerns.

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As Easter nears, some Baptists say its time to contemplate Good Friday observances

While still uncommon among evangelical churches, some Baptists are adamant that Good Friday services are vital to a full appreciation and experience of Christ's resurrection.

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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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Baptists embrace author’s effort to root out ‘poser’ Christians

Author and blogger Jarrid Wilson says posers are those who claim Jesus but don’t put him at the center of their lives. Some ministers couldn’t agree more.

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