Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

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Aiming to deepen rite’s meaning, Baptist pastor in Ohio baptizes infant

Rodney Kennedy at First Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio, said the practice conforms to his beliefs about baptism being the beginning of a life-long process. 

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From ABP to BNG, Baptist journalists remember past, embrace future

From fundamentalism and financial uncertaintly to apathy and the centrality of the web, Baptist journalists celebrated the 25th anniversary of Associated Baptist Press.

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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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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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